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Piña ﬁbers are long, ﬁne, lustrous ﬁbers obtained from the leaves of pineapple plants. (The plants are typically cultivated in Hawaii, the Philippines, Indonesia, India, and the West Indies). They are resilient, strong ﬁbers often used for sheer, silky fabrics, ropes, twine, and paper. Piña cloth is wear-resistant and easy to clean, making it an ideal eco-textile for clothing, accesso- ries, and home-design solutions.
The credit for making textile ﬁbers from pineapple leaves go to the Philippines. Piña weaving in the Philippines is an age-old tradition dating back to Hispanic times (1521-1898).