I am more comfortable wearing abaca slippers at home rather than other types of slippers. Hairy and textile slippers get smelly and keeps my feet wet for a long time after bath.
The Bicol Region of the Philippines is known for making different products made from abaca. They make bags, furnitures, home décor, etc. Abaca slipper is one of their best selling items. Every time I have my business trip in Bicol I always get to visit the local stores there to see and buy different products made from abaca. The slippers never went out of my list because wife might get mad at me. It is one of her usual request because she too wears abaca slippers at home and the kids as well.
Bicol's abaca slippers, aside from being inexpensive, are really durable and feet-friendly. It is not hard and not smelly. Wife just exposes it to sunlight for a short time as a sort of maintenance. It does not goes dirty easily and no need to wash. Wife just bumps the two pieces to remove dust and dirt then expose it to sunlight daily for a short time as a sort of maintenance. Abaca slipper is attached to a black rubber material to complete the looks but the appearance has various designs to offer.
Local and foreign tourists like it because it is inexpensive and really great on your feet to wear at home.