Green Banana Paper Company
Green Banana Paper Company
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Raroliving
Rarotonga, Cook Islands128 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2015 • Friends
Really enjoyed the short tour Luke gave us of the processing process for making the different types paper from various plant fibers and other recycled paper. Then Matt displayed the wares, and was patient with us as we debated options. I had to buy multiples of everything (water resistant wallets, colorful local graphic prints, and handmade paper flower outlines on cards). as I knew once I got home I wouldn't want to give them away, it was still hard but it was okay as I now had two of each:) I also bought some plain A3 size paper sheets in different fibers to give to an artist friend of mine to paint on.
Hope this little business continues and expands in years to come, there are many neat ideas that can be made with paper.
Written 11 January 2016
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labglit
Colorado11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2015 • Friends
Artists at work! They take so much pride in what they do. A beautiful product using natural resources on the island. Passion and beauty....that is what I saw.
Written 1 January 2016
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Sue
Redmond, OR346 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2015 • Couples
Green Banana Paper Company makes paper from plant fibers. They use Taro, Pineapple, and Banana. We were fortunate enough to take a tour of their manufacturing process. It was fascinating. Everything is pretty much done by hand. We were able to purchase some stationary, envelopes, and cards … this stuff is beautiful! If you get a chance while on Kosrae it is a worth a visit.
Written 11 December 2015
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Brion H
Iowa City, IA79 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Business
They have a full operation that takes discarded banana trees, trims them down into strong fibers, then turns it into paper pulp that is used to create sheets of paper that are cut into wallets and business cards. Zero waste operations that produces vegan-friendly gifts and supports local jobs on Kosrae. A must see on your trip!
Written 2 June 2019
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rgorham47
Kolonia, Federated States of Micronesia2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2016 • Couples
As Peace Corps volunteers in Micronesia, we are very much attuned to business endeavors that build capacity, are locally based, and sustainable. The Green Banana Paper Company certainly meets those criteria. Started by Matt, formally with World Teach, the company now employees many locals who have become skilled artisans. They mix new and old paper making and weaving techniques with Micronesian raw materials to create beautiful objects, from woven purses and runners to paper-based wallets and art work. If you visit, you will be treated not only to the products themselves, but also to a tour of their growing enterprise and the processes they use to create them. Kosrae is a bit off the beaten path, but if you find yourself here, do indeed take in the Banana Paper Company. You won't be disappointed.
Written 30 December 2016
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JacMBrisbane
Queensland, Australia275 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Solo
Zero waste, locally sourced cruelty-free products produced in a factory with the highest respect for their employees and the tight-knit Kosraean community. Fair wages, fair working conditions, plus they provide supplemental income for banana farmers that supply the trees. PETA, vegan.org, etc. certification. An all-round solid brand.
Written 23 October 2018
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Krissta K
St. Thomas227 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Family
A Must See Stop and Shop if on Kosrae. Really impressive to watch and learn about this eco-friendly, ingenious way of turning banana tree stalks into paper and wallets. Also doing great things for the local economy and workforce, so I was happy to support this business while visiting Kosrae. The wallets are very reasonably priced too ($15-$30 range) and make fantastic gifts. I love the travel wallet I bought - perfect for fitting in foreign currency and airplane tickets.
Written 23 August 2018
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tontonat439
Santana de Parnaiba, SP87 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Friends
Impressed by the project and its social responsibility not to mention environmental impact. A great idea that should expand and be adopted on other islands.
Written 19 August 2018
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Sorcha V
Akron, OH38 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017 • Solo
This is a must visit business on kosrae. I am a Peace Corps Volunteer on the island and love taking visitors here. The staff are wonderful and will give you an informative tour about the process of making paper out of banana trees. You can buy wonderful souvenirs here such as wallets, prints, paper, t-shirts, and handbags. Thank you for having such an amazing business
Written 19 July 2017
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