What is Raffia?
Peili specializes in all types of sustainable products made from natural and organic materials sourced, and one of the materials is Raffia imported from Madagascar! So what is Raffia?
Raffia is a natural fiber that comes from raffia palm trees, they grow in tropical regions of Africa, and especially Madagascar. Raffia fiber is also sustainably harvested which means that the plant isn’t harmed during harvesting.
Raffia fibers are very soft and pliable, yet incredibly strong, durable, and easy to manipulate! And it’s all thanks to the natural resin within the fibers that give it strength and longevity. This is also what sets it apart from regular straw, the regular straw doesn’t have any resin, which can cause it to get brittle over time and crack.
It’s this natural resilience that makes raffia so special, allowing to use Raffia to create hats and bags, Many of them are packable and rollable, which makes them the perfect travel companion. Take care of yours and it will reward you for years and years to come.