$135 – $145
Silk “tails” are woven into abacá-silk by skilled Aklanon hands. Abacá, a species of the banana plant native to the Philippines, lends a wonderful, warm sheen. Fully-lined with a sheer fabric. Comes in 2 strap options/lengths: thin abacá-silk or a thick, long strap made of woven deadstock fabric.
Stalks of the Abacá plant are sliced, scraped, and sun-dried, after which the finest fibers are segregated and woven into cloth. Previously used to make rope for ships, it is water-resistant and known to be the strongest of all natural fibers. Handloom weaving is the oldest industry in Aklan, Philippines. Although it is a big part of local culture, it is a time-consuming practice, and interested youth have become few and far between.
10% of proceeds will go to our chosen non-government organization. For more information, see here.
*For pre-order, ships in 2 weeks.
9.5″ strap drop (deadstock fabric) / 7″ strap drop (thin)
Spot clean or handwash in mild soapy water.
To dry, slip in between a towel to absorb excess water or gently squeeze; do not wring.
Dry flat or air dry.