Fique


Fique is a natural fibre that grows in the leaves of the fique plant, Furcraea andina, a native to Andean regions of Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru. From here it was extended to Venezuela and the east coast of Brazil. 


The Pre-Colombian inhabitants extracted and used the fique fibs for several centuries before the arrival of Spanish conquerors to make garments, ropes, hammocks and many other applications.

In the 18th century, in Dagua, Valle del Cauca, Colombia, the priest Feliciano Villalobos started the first rope and wrapping materials manufacturing industry; his products were made of fique. In 1880 the Colombian government reported a yearly production of three million kilograms of fibres, the exportation to Venezuela of two million, the fabrication of five millions pairs of alpargatas (fique shoes) and four million metres of rope.

Today, fique is considered the Colombian national fibre and is used in the fabrication of ethnic products, Colombian handicrafts and recently (since July 2007) has been used for the heath protectors placed around the Colombian coffee cups sold in the Juan Valdez coffee shops worldwide.



 In December 2006 the General Assembly of the United Nations proclaimed 2009 to be the International Year of Natural Fibres, so as to raise the profile of fique and other natural fibres.

Fique Bags


  • 100% Natural Fibre
  • 100% Biodegradable
  • Washable
  • Resistant
  • They can be printed with your company logo or brand.
  • Made with vegetable oil and inks free of lead for a clean production.


 

Material: Fique

Dimensions: 16.5" x 13.7"

Ref No: CEAG01

Material: Fique

Dimensions: 19.6" x 17.7" 

Ref No: CFAP02

Material: Fique

Dimensions: 15" x 13" x 9"

Ref No: ECAB03

Material: Fique

Dimensions:  15" x 13" x 9"

Ref No: ECAB04

Material: Fique

Dimensions: 15.7" x 13" x 8.6" 

Ref No: ECAV05

Material: Yute

Dimensions: 15" x 13" x 5.5"

Ref No: ECAB06