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Water lily fibers supply textile artisans

June 1st, 2009 / By: / Industry News

Renewable fibers from coconuts, bamboo and pineapple are joined by a new plant-based raw material: the lovely water lily. The Philippino Las Pinas Water Lily Weaving Center recently donated an extracting and drying machine for water lily fiber to Malabon City to support artisans making handicrafts such as bags, table runners, carpets and other textiles. The machinery will allow Malabon residents to more efficiently use lilies found in large numbers in local aquatic areas.

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