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Uganda-centered startup firm TexFad, which developed systems to extract fibres from banana stems, is organizing to enter new markets like the US, Canada and Fantastic Britain, this month. The firm creates atmosphere-welcoming banana fibre merchandise like blended fabrics (seventy five for each cent banana and twenty five for each cent cotton), hand spun yarn, rugs and mats.

In 2021, the startup aims to produce and promote 2,four hundred banana fibre mats in domestic and global markets, double the goods it made in 2015, in accordance to Ugandan media experiences.

“TexFad is an organisation that specials in output of handwoven textiles in Uganda. We produce handmade textiles and offer you chances for perform centered non-official competencies coaching programmes targeting the youth and ladies. We completely transform waste banana pseudo stems and other waste materials into superior quality sustainable textile merchandise,” the firm claimed on its web page.

Uganda is one of the world’s major banana producer and a entire world leader in banana usage. After the harvest, banana stems are generally discarded as waste. TexFad turns this waste into superior-quality banana fibre textiles and handicrafts.

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Uganda-centered startup firm TexFad, which developed systems to extract fibres from banana stems, is organizing to enter new markets like the US, Canada and Fantastic Britain, this month. The firm creates atmosphere-welcoming banana fibre merchandise like blended fabrics (seventy five for each cent banana and twenty five for each cent cotton), hand spun yarn, rugs and mats.