A super lightweight tote that fits everything. Dotted with a mix of wood, coconut and glass beads on a slightly structured fabric, hand-loomed in Aklan using pure Abacá. Fully-lined with a sheer fabric to complement the texture of the exterior.
Stalks of the Abacá plant are sliced, scraped, and sun-dried, after which the finest fibers are separated and woven into cloth. Previously used to make rope, it is known to be the strongest of all natural fibers.
Handloom weaving is the oldest industry in the town of Aklan. Although it is a big part of the local culture, it is a time-consuming practice, and interested youth have become few and far between.
A portion of proceeds go to Real Life Foundation, a non-profit, non-government organization providing educational assistance to underprivileged Filipino youth.
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