The Swiss bag-making brand QWSTION, together with a yarn expert from Taiwan and a Taiwan textile partner, spent four years developing new materials and finally launched a tough, flexible new material called “Bananatex”. It is on display at the Milan Design Week in 2019.
From the source, banana leaves come from the natural ecosystem of sustainable forestry in the Philippines. Banana trees grow naturally without the use of pesticides or other chemicals. In addition, they do not require additional watering. It is reported that for those areas that have been occupied by palm plantations, bananas are their gospel, bringing vegetation and livelihood to local farmers.