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How to Make Fiber from Banana Trees

How to Make Fiber from Banana Trees

Four years ago I researched companies making fiber from banana trees. Lots of queries rolled in that I could not answer, but the global enthusiasm was wonderful. The primary question was “where to buy the proper machine?” Thanks to innovations, sustainable desires, the passion for

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Organic Cotton Grows Well in Hawaii

Organic Cotton Grows Well in Hawaii

No doubt our Pacific island is a good place to grow organic cotton. My question is if producing raw cotton could be a Hawaiian-made niche for small farmers?

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How to Have a Green Hawaiian Wedding

How to Have a Green Hawaiian Wedding

Vision a Green Hawaiian Wedding? Chic Eco collaborates with numerous Hawaii wedding and event planners throughout the state. Our services include personal shopping, catering, talent scouting and more. Green Hawaiian Wedding, Organic Wedding, or Earth Wedding; ― call it what you will. Fact is, traditional excess

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Silk Farms on Hawaii: Can Do!

Silk Farms on Hawaii: Can Do!

Silk farms on Hawaii and inter-islands have great potential. I was first fascinated by the naturally-dyed hemp and silk yarns from Cheryl Kolander of Aurora Silk in Oregon during the late 90’s. That door opened many learning aspects of sustainable fashion and design. What impressed

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Chic Eco Catering Hawaii

Chic Eco Catering Hawaii

Hawaii Catering Delia Montgomery, Event Planner d/b/a Chic Eco Catering, is proud to announce collaborations with Jasmine and Rosey Silverstein of Living Healthy Hawaii and HeartBeet Catering. This merge of talents benefits Big Island visitors and residents alike. Jasmine is a Hawaii event caterer, personal chef

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Bamboo Fabrics Got Greenwash Sentence

Bamboo Fabrics Got Greenwash Sentence

Bamboo Fabrics Got Greenwash Sentence Around six years ago green-movement “insiders” corresponded about the upcoming bamboo fabric crash. Bamboo clothing sales were peaking, so every eco-fabric industry leader wanted to ride the wave as long as possible. Once word got to customers two years later,

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Banana Fiber Production

Banana Fiber Production

History on Wikipedia tells us that Japan’s cultivation for banana textiles dates back to the 13th century. The traditional process requires many handmade steps without machinery. In Nepal the process differs and is more silk-like. Typically fibers are sent to Kathmandu Valley for making rugs.

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Pesticide-Free Cotton Grows on Big Island

Pesticide-Free Cotton Grows on Big Island

Pesticide-Free Cotton Several weeks ago Rob Guzman displayed his pesticide-free cotton at SPACE. Hey, grown in Seaview Farms, Big Island, Hawai’i! Unfortunately, Rob said his stay is temporary, but he kindly gave me some seeds and said that our Big Island climate is well suited

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