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We have been working with innovative methods to reduce pollution in an effective manner. Our main objective and vision is to use the resources available without polluting the environment and to boost our economy for a better world. The effort of the company has been recognised and appreciated by different News papers of the country. The company achieved several milestones in short period of time. The company has been included in the Limca book of record for producing a saree from 25 different natural fibres. The company was the winner of Parivartan sustainability leadership awards 2011 for ‘Exceptional Leadership in Catalyzing Sustainability’ in the apparel and textile sector.

Weavers of Anakaputhur, 20 km south of Chennai, have come out with the shirts, made with technological support from the National Research Center for Banana (NRCB), Tiruchi. 


The first batch of shirts made of banana fibre will be displayed at the inter-state horticulture exhibition ‘Horti Sangam-2009’ in Delhi on Friday. A kilogram of banana fibre costs Rs 40, which yields two 100% banana shirts. Besides their affordability (Rs 450 a piece), the shirts could find takers because of their ability to keep the body cooler by not absorbing heat. 

The fibres, extracted from the banana stem, are odorless and can be dyed. They do not shrink and the color does not  fade after a wash. The fabric’s stiffness, even in the absence of starch, could make it a favorite among politicians. “Though the fabric could be 100% banana fibre, a mix of 60% cotton will give it maximum durability,” says NRCB director MM Mustafa. The weavers have been experimenting with natural fibres, including those of banana, pineapple, bamboo, jute and even aloe vera. 
 “We’ve been supplying only 100 sarees a month to customers in Chennai and Bangalore because of a lack of space for looms. Now we hope to expand as we get customers for shirts from across the country,” says C Sekar, head, Anakaputhur Jute Weavers’ Association.