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  • What is your material made of?
    The material is currently made up of 60% banana crop waste, including the fiber and pulp of the stem. 20% comprises bio-based components, and the remaining 20% comprises of non-biobased components. This composite is quoted onto a fabric layer which is typically made of cotton.
  • Is Banofi more sustainable than animal leather?
    Our material has 90% carbon emission reduction, 95% water use reduction and completely eliminate toxic chemical waste compared to animal leather which has been verified by lifecycle assessment study
  • Is Banofi 100% plant-based?
    Currently our material is 80% bio based. We are continuing to innovate our material to reduce our dependance on polymers. True sustainability is extremely challenging, it is our mission to be deeply dedicated to it. We plan on becoming 100% plant-based by 2025.
  • From where do you source your raw material?
    Our core raw material is banana crop waste. We source it directly from small holder farmers, additionally increasing their household income.
  • What is the size of one Panel of Banofi?
    Banofi material is comes in a rectangular panel of size of (1 sheet) is 39 inches X 27 inches (7.5 sq ft). Each sheet can be purchased directly through the shop page or by contacting us!
  • Is Banofi leather available in all colours?
    Banofi leather is available in a series of colors. We do typical leather colors like black, tan, brown and some fashion colors. These are always under production and are available on our material shop page. There is no MOQ for our standard material. We also make custom colors provided a dye to match (physical sample) is sent to us. The MOQ for custom colour is 50 units. Lead time: 4-6 weeks.
  • Can we get Banofi samples?
    Our swatch bundle provides an up close look and feel of all the variations we’ve done with our material! It comes with 18 different swatches, each of size 3.5 inches x 3.5 inches
  • What are the key features of Banofi?
    -Soft hand feel -Water resistant -Durable -Anti-fungal -Easy to clean
  • Are you certified?
    Yes, we are certified by PETA, REACH certified for Europe and CAL-PROP certified for the US.
  • Do you ship worldwide?
    We do ship worldwide. Orders are shipped from the unit within 2-3 working days.
  • How to use Banofi?
    Best part of using Banofi is, it can be stitched and crafted as most common animal and synthetic leathers. Responds well to embossing / surface embroidery etc.
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