About — Ancán

Who we are

/Ang-kan/ means family and ancestry.

We value the practice of passing down things. Like the stories we were told as children,
the best ones stay with us and continue to stay, as long as we pass them on. 

Celebrating origins and stories, we focus on objects that allow you to see,
feel and carry a piece of a place and people.

Telling a new narrative rooted on age-old methods.
The same way that heirlooms are just beautiful objects that had more time.

Founded in 2015 and previously Abacá, we aim to help preserve traditional craft
by supporting the communities that make them.

Our Materials

We try to be responsible and thoughtful about everything we use. We focus on natural materials and handmade processes to utilize regionally available resources and avoid waste. We also use recycled/reusable packaging whenever possible.


Our Partners

10% of proceeds will go to any of the ff. non-profit, non-governmental organizations at a given time:

Real Life Foundation

Provides educational assistance, leadership & character development to underprivileged Filipino youth.

Rightstart Foundation

Geared towards providing disadvantaged Filipino street children a safe space for creativity and development through after-school programs centered on art, music, and play.


From time to time, we reallocate and donate to other urgent causes, i.e. typhoon relief, Covid-19 relief, etc.—these are announced on our social media channels or Newsletter.

© Ancan 2024