Why Banana Fiber Wallets are the Most Sustainable and Ethical Wallets on the Planet

January 28, 2018

Why Banana Fiber Wallets are the Most Sustainable and Ethical Wallets on the Planet

From jungle to your pocket, these wallets radiate sustainability. Here’s why: 

Sustainability = People, Planet, Profit
Green Banana Paper was founded with the intention to be a sustainable development company in Kosrae. We repurpose agricultural waste, employ local people who earn a livable wage, and the overall effect of this business stimulates the local economy.


Sustainability Throughout Our Process:

PEOPLE PLANET PROFIT

HARVEST BANANAS

Subsistence farmers in Kosrae harvest bananas for people to eat. Bananas are a nutrient-packed local food.

Banana trees only fruit once and the entire stem must be chopped down to create room for younger offshoots to grow from the self-replicating stem.

Subsistence farmers generate income for their family.

PROCESS STEMS

Kosraeans work with a local natural resource at Green Banana Paper.

Recycle a “waste” material to maximize local resources.

100+ subsistence farmers collect extra income by selling their unwanted banana tree stems. 26 workers earn a livable wage at Green Banana Paper. 

MAKE PAPER

Kosraeans work with a local natural resource at Green Banana Paper.

Recycle a “waste” material to maximize local resources. Coconut coir fuels boiling station, rainwater is collected for all of the water used in paper making, and papers dry in tropical sun and wind.

26 workers earn a livable wage at Green Banana Paper.

TRANSFORM INTO
VEGAN WALLETS

Kosraeans work with a local natural resource at Green Banana Paper. Finished products are shared globally.

Unique banana fiber wallets create an alternative to the traditional leather industry.

Exporting product brings in money to the Pacific Islands, which pays local workers and thus stimulates the local economy. Generating profit enables our company to expand our team of artisans and invest in equipment to improve our manufacturing abilities.

 

Banana Tree Stems Banana Tree Stems
Banana Fiber Paper Green Banana Paper
Banana Fiber Wallets
(and a banana tree!)
Green Banana Paper Wallets

 Green Banana Paper Team

Kulo ma lulap! Thank you from our island family!




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