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Uganda-primarily based startup corporation TexFad, which created technologies to extract fibres from banana stems, is preparing to enter new markets like the US, Canada and Good Britain, this thirty day period. The corporation creates atmosphere-friendly banana fibre goods like blended fabrics (75 per cent banana and twenty five per cent cotton), hand spun yarn, rugs and mats.

In 2021, the startup aims to develop and promote two,400 banana fibre mats in domestic and international markets, double the objects it produced in 2015, in accordance to Ugandan media reviews.

“TexFad is an organisation that promotions in creation of handwoven textiles in Uganda. We develop handmade textiles and supply opportunities for get the job done primarily based non-formal competencies instruction programmes targeting the youth and ladies. We completely transform squander banana pseudo stems and other squander products into significant high-quality sustainable textile goods,” the corporation said on its site.

Uganda is one of the world’s most significant banana producer and a globe chief in banana consumption. Right after the harvest, banana stems are generally discarded as squander. TexFad turns this squander into significant-high-quality banana fibre textiles and handicrafts.

Fibre2Fashion News Desk (KD)

Uganda-primarily based startup corporation TexFad, which created technologies to extract fibres from banana stems, is preparing to enter new markets like the US, Canada and Good Britain, this thirty day period. The corporation creates atmosphere-friendly banana fibre goods like blended fabrics (75 per cent banana and twenty five per cent cotton), hand spun yarn, rugs and mats.