FIBandCO is a startup based in the French island of Martinique that is developing a beautiful veneer from banana trunk fibers called Green Blade. The veneer is available in several finishes and is translucent in its thinnest cut. They have worked with several designers to develop early demos of the veneer.
“Green Blade by FIBandCO is a handmade, decorative veneer that is 100% natural and composed of banana trunk fibers. The banana trunk is a rapidly renewable plant, Green Blade does not therefore contribute to deforestation.”