Pandanus (light green material) and Rattan (off white material)
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Pandanus / pandan is a palm like trees that grows wild. The leaves are collected and woven into a fine rope. Only the young leaves are cut so the plant will naturally regenerate. The young leaves are sliced in fine strips and sorted for further processing.
The Pandanus may be similar in looks to seagrass material, but that's where the similarity ends. The harvesting of seagrass material is taking away vital foodstuff from nursery fish, and is leading to large scale costal erosion.
Rattan is a name given to a palm / reed like plant that grown in forests. It is ideal for weaving as it’s slender stems can grow for hundreds of meters in length with long internodes between the leaves. Rattan is vine like using other vegetation for support. In forests where rattan grows, its economic value can help protect forest land, by providing an alternative to loggers who forgo timber logging and harvest rattan canes instead. Rattan is much easier to harvest, requires simpler tools and is much easier to transport. It also grows much faster than most tropical wood. This makes it a potential tool in forest maintenance, since it provides a profitable crop that depends on rather than replaces trees.