A minimal, staple backpack with lined straps for comfort.
Each bag is handwoven using abaca (also known as Manila hemp). The strongest of all natural fibers, it is durable, flexible and resistant to salt water damage.
Your purchase contributes to a sustainable livelihood for weavers in Southern Luzon, Philippines. A portion of proceeds also goes to Right Start Foundation, a non-profit, non-government organization for underprivileged Filipino children.
28" strap length
ABOUT THE MAKER
Abaca tells age-old stories with a modern aesthetic. Based in Manila, Estela de Jesus and her two daughters, Beatriz and Ina, design quality handmade items and curate thoughtfully found objects. With a belief that every place has a story to tell and every culture has something to offer, Abaca aims to support culturally rich communities and preserve traditional craft. A portion of all their proceeds goes to Right Start Foundation, a non-profit for underprivileged Filipino children. The traditional methods they seek follow a long process—natural materials are hand-picked, washed, sun-dried, naturally dyed, and woven by hand. Due to the labor and scarcity of workers, each piece has limited availability.