PRODUCTION PROCESS: By LIZ ALIG. This begins as 100% banana fiber yarn that is naturally dyed – that’s right banana fiber! It has a really nice weight similar to a linen fiber, perfect for the Fall! After the yarn is the right color, it is hand knit by a pioneer fair trade organization in Kathmandu, Nepal. Purchase of this products helps support their FREE primary school and technical training programs for those living in poverty in surrounding villages. Once graduates learn how to knit, they are given patterns and yarn to work from their own home – so they are able to care for their family and children.