Development of Fabric from Sansevieria Trifasciata (Snake Plant)

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Alelie M. Apalla


The study aimed to investigate the potential of Sansevieria Trifasciata fiber for textile application. By using the Sansevieria Trifasciata fiber, the researcher attempted to produce a fabric that can compete with other native fabrics here in the Philippines. This natural fiber from Sansevieria Trifasciata is hoped to support, promote and encourage the growth and development of other native products in the Philippines particularly in the province of Isabela. To assess the acceptability of Sansevieria Trifasciata fabric, a group of students and teachers/trainers were asked to do the evaluation along these criteria: appearance, durability, usefulness and eco-friendliness. Results of evaluation showed high acceptability of the product.

The product has unique property which makes it capable of withstanding pressure without any fiber degradation. The developed fabric’s breaking strength likewise revealed that it has physical potential to be used in manufacturing goods made of fabric. Due to its great strength, cost-effectiveness and renewable source, fabric developed from Sansevieria Trifasciata fiber has potential use in the clothing industry.

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