At MNLSTYLE, we love the abaca plant. Is it obvious? The majority of our stylish wares are made from this wonder fiber. Feeling a bit consumed by abaca, we felt the need to justify our obsession:

  • Native to the Philippines, this relative of the banana tree grows quickly (about a year and half) and yields many harvests, making it a highly renewable resource.
  • Planting abaca among coconut trees in the Philippines helps with erosion prevention and biodiversity.
  • Its long and strong fibers has many uses: textiles, ropes, and a variety of beautiful housewares. It also has the potential for more heavy duty industrial uses.

Some of our favorite abaca pieces are:
West Any Meal Tray
The Angel Hair Collection
Circulo Placemats