Natural Raffia from Madagascar at Rochak Handknit

Raffia Handmade knitwear crochet manufacturer

The Appeal of Natural Raffia

Raffia’s earthy aesthetics; raffia is lightweight, durable, and has a natural resistance to fraying.

  1. Natural Aesthetics: Raffia yarn exudes a natural and organic appeal, bringing an earthy and rustic charm to the finished creations.
  2. Versatility: Raffia is versatile, allowing artisans to create a range of textures and patterns, from delicate lacework to sturdy and structured designs.
  3. Lightweight Comfort: Despite its durability, Raffia is remarkably lightweight, making it comfortable to wear while providing a breathable and airy feel.
  4. Durability: Raffia is known for its strength and resilience, ensuring that handmade items crafted with this yarn stand the test of time.
  5. Eco-Friendly Appeal: As a plant-based material, Raffia appeals to those seeking environmentally friendly options, contributing to sustainable and eco-conscious crafting.
  6. Unique Textures: Raffia yarn adds an intriguing tactile element to creations, enhancing the overall sensory experience of the finished handmade pieces.

Natural Raffia in the News

Prada has popular crochet bag with Natural Raffia that have been making news for quite a while.

Also the term Raffia has been quite popular from “Wool And the Gang” named “Ra Ra Raffia”, though it is not a natural raffia made from palm trees.

Origins of Natural Raffia

Raffia is a natural fiber originating from the leaves of the Raffia palm tree, primarily found in tropical regions of Africa and Madagascar. Indigenous communities have long utilized Raffia for practical items such as baskets and mats. The fiber’s strength and flexibility have contributed to its historical significance. In modern times, Raffia has gained global popularity, particularly in crafting and fashion.

Where does our Raffia Come from?

Our Raffia is a natural plan from palm trees all the way from Madagascar.

Colors and Customization of Raffia

We have few colors that we have dyed Natural Raffia.

Raffia in handmade Knitwear & Crochet Manufacturing

We usually crochet with Natural Raffia. We have not yet tried hand knitting with it though. We have made Sun hat and coaster from it.

Hand knitted Apparels and Accessories with Natural Raffia yarn

Raffia Coasters / Mats

Raffia Sun / Beach Hat

Raffia Bag

Raffia Baskets

Raffia Decorations

Gauge and Stitch count of our Natural Raffia

Caring for Raffia accessories

General Query about Raffia and handmade

  • Is Natural Raffia waterproof?
    • While it does possess certain water-resistant properties due to its natural fibers, it is not entirely immune to moisture
  • Can Raffia be washed?
    • If you need to clean raffia items, consider spot cleaning with a damp cloth or sponge rather than fully immersing them in water.
  • Why Raffia Loved for?
    • Raffia is adored for its rustic looks, being lightweight & flexible and eco friendly.
  • How durable is Natural Raffia products?
    • As with every natural fibers, Natural raffia may be more susceptible to wear and tear compared to synthetic alternatives.

Caution on Raffia

Numerous yarns in the market are labeled as “Raffia,” but, in reality, they consist of either paper or viscose yarn designed to resemble Raffia. Therefore, there are both Natural Raffia and synthetic imitations that mimic the appearance of Raffia yarn. Understand the distinction between these options before making a purchase of Raffia yarn.


We are thrilled to include Raffia yarn in our inventory for crafting handmade knitwear. Raffia imparts a distinctive quality to the crochet items we create. Whether it’s crafting Raffia beach hats, colored Raffia summer hats, or Prada straw bucket, we are well-prepared for production.

Why Brands are Falling in Love with Hand Knit products

  • Exclusivity: Offering hand-knit products allows brands to stand out in a saturated market, presenting items that echo authenticity. Hand knitting offer customers something that’s genuinely one-of-a-kind.
  • Quality Over Quantity: While the scale might be smaller, the attention to detail in hand-knit wholesale guarantees impeccable quality with each piece.
  • Sustainability: Hand-knitting often means sustainable practices, fewer wastages, and a smaller carbon footprint. A win for brands and the planet!
  • A Personal Touch: With private label manufacturing, brands get to infuse their distinct identity into traditional craftsmanship. It’s not just a sweater; it’s a story.
  • End-to-End Control: From choosing the yarn, colors, designs, to the final touches, brands have comprehensive control over the product’s look and feel.

If you’re a business owner interested in manufacturing your own line of handknit sweaters in Nepal, trust us to bring your vision to life. Our deep expertise and commitment to quality make us the perfect partner for your private label designs. Contact us today to take the first step toward creating something truly exceptional.