- Production of the fiber is very limited because of the very tedious process of hand-scraping and is confined chiefly in Aklan; some scrapers and knotters find the process of fiber extraction and knotting too tedious;
- Sluggish demand for piña cloth products – its being a high-priced fabric has practically limited the market for piña cloth to the upper segment of society; the designers’ change in preference to use cheaper materials over piña fabrics to cut down on costs has affected the demand for the cloth;
- Lack of capital/funds for:
- purchase of raw materials, looms and other tools/accessories
- trainings on weaving, finishing, etc.
- booth rentals (for fairs & exhibits) as well as transportation and accommodation during exhibits