Pineapple fiber used to make branded bags
In March 2021, Ecosoi, or Eco Fiber Research to Production And Development JSC was established. Hanh was named the production director. In the past, people had to soak the leaves to get the fibers, which took time and caused water pollution. Now, the company can skip the stage thanks to technology which produces pineapple fibers within a day. The fiber is sweat-absorbent and more durable than banana fiber. It is more expensive than banana fiber, but cheaper than silk. It’s necessary to make investment to increase the capacity and reduce production costs. Pineapple is grown in many areas in Vietnam and its leaves are often thrown away. From now on, Hanh and his co-workers will produce fiber from the leaves.