As I’m sure most Guam residents are aware FestPac is well under way. It’s has been a wonderful opportunity to meet new people and experience different cultures through art, music, food, and even good old fashion enterprise.
I had the pleasure of taking the children down to Hagatna’s Chamorro village earlier this week. Yes, we went in the morning the SUN was awesome 😉 and the shaved ice necessary.
We walked through the circle of modern day huts and loved every bit of the experience. It was such a rare opportunity to see people from all over the pacific showcasing unique hand made goods and the heritage behind them. At nearly the end of our journey I came across Green Banana Paper
I wanted to share this with you because textiles, fiber has always been interesting to me. As a young girl I remember my Aunt was the dean of textiles and I use find these patterns from different cultures so fascinating. Many years later I learned my fascination for textiles was not mystifying since it is basically considered an ancient form of coding, repeating patterns and such.
Startups like Green Banana Paper from Kosrae take existing resources and use the process of
. As a supporter of ideas and an advocate for turning those ideas into action I’m so fascinated by this business.
If you read the sign featured in the image above the production of these wallets and paper turn waste into profit, employ the community, and add value to local farmers. This type of synergy is such a wonderful story I hope you enjoyed it too. Support them by visiting their page on Facebook -> https://www.facebook.com/greenbananapaperco/?fref=nf