Bananatex® is an innovative textile supplier that has developed its materials in response to the lack of sustainable non-synthetic products on the market. Their abaca fibre is grown in permaculture, which regenerates eroded soils and ensures reforestation, as well as securing jobs for local farmers.

In partnership with Future Fabrics Expo:




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The world's first technical fabric made solely from banana fibres.

The development of Bananatex® is the result of a collaboration between the Swiss bag brand QWSTION, a Taiwanese yarn specialist and the brand's Taipei-based weaving partner. With the desire to have a positive impact on the future of the planet, these three parties have come together to develop and produce this new natural fibre fabric.

Grown in a natural ecosystem where the forest is sustainably managed, the plant does not require any chemical treatment,...

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Creation of the QWSTION accessories brand
Discovery of a plant of the banana family, known locally as "banana hemp" or "Abacá
Participation in Première Vision, Smart Creations area

A viable alternative to many fossil fuel based synthetic materials currently used in various industries.

The fibres come from a banana plant called "musa textilis" or "abaca", which grows in the Philippines, Indonesia, Costa Rica and Ecuador. For centuries, these raw fibres have been used either to create strong, durable products such as ropes for the shipping industry or to be made into special paper. Bananatex® has opted for the paper method which is then sliced,...
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3 years

Time for R&D with their Asian partners


Natural, durable and plastic-free


Different colors

forces et qualités

Responsible innovation

Sourcing, traceability and responsible supply chains

Transparency and sincerity

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L'anecdote de 1.618

We met one of the founders for the first time at the Première Vision event in the Smart Creations space... then we learned that Bananatex was already working with our Future Fabrics! Responsible design is a small world...

The real risk is not to take the risk.