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pineapple fibre

Vrazumihin criedl at uoguelph.ca
Sat Feb 18 13:37:57 EST 1995

	Can somebody please send me some information about the use of 
	pineapple fibres in cloth making?  I read once that this was
	occuring in some Oriental countries.  Is this still true?  What 
	plants do they use?  What parts of the plant (leaf fibres, or fruit
	fibres)?  What is the relative cost (production/retail vs. silk)?
	What is the fabric quality?  Durability?  How many plants to make 
	a shirt?  Anyone ex/importing to N. America?
  |                       |    "Trout, incidently, had written a book     |
  +                       *    about a money tree.  It had twenty-dollar  +
  |  criedl at uoguelph.ca   +    bills for leaves.  It's flowers were       |
  +       U o' G          +    government bonds.  It's fruit was diamonds.+
  |       CANADA          +    It attracted human beings who killed each  |
  +                       |    other around the roots and made very good  +
  |                       |    fertilizer."        -Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.    |

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