This Philippine Abaca Face Mask Is 7X Better Than Regular Cloth Masks

The global demand for abaca is on the rise.
by Ysabel Y. Yuzon   |  May 21, 2020
Image: Courtesy of PHILFIDA
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As the coronavirus outbreak has us reevaluating old habits while establishing new ones, living sustainably and supporting local are two co-related aspects we find difficult to ignore. Luckily, our tiny archipelago has an abundance of resources we can even champion in international arenas.

Abaca is 100% eco-friendly, biodegradable, and is the strongest natural fiber in the world. It is used not just for PPEs, but for smartphones, cars, even coffee filters, and paper. Global demand for this locally-sourced fiber is on the rise, and it's definitely something the Philippines is gearing up for.

Learn more about this local wonder here:

You can get these stylish and locally produced face masks at Salay Handmade, by e-mailing You may also contact them at 09176599469 or via Messenger.


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