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    Wicker Dreams and Wicker Bags

    June 6, 2018 7:00 am by Nina Tan

    Summer is almost over, and so we are encouraging you to take the first few weeks of June very seriously — that means heading to the beach, getting that glorious tan (even though we are dreading the heat nowadays), and getting your hair all salty and sandy, because summer season […]

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    Stylish Wicker Bags Purrfect For Any Girl

    August 10, 2017 12:01 am by Bettina Bacani

    Over the summer, we saw a lot of our favorite bloggers sporting stylish wicker bags all over social media, and as it turns out, it is actually the biggest bag trend this 2017! 2 posts up today! 1 vlog (our #Spainoritas trip) & my ENTIRE Spain Look book 🇪🇸 Swipe […]

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    Aranaz for Everyone

    April 18, 2017 7:00 pm by Vicki Abary

    Photos from Aranaz Instagram Do you remember when the fashion accessories brand Aranaz was sold in bazaars? Even then they already had one-of-a-kind bags. Made with local materials such as wooden beads, mother of pearl and rattan through traditional craftsmanship in modern designs, Aranaz was ahead of its time—offering women […]

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    Style Isle: Keeping Filipino Traditions Alive

    March 26, 2017 7:00 pm by Bettina Bacani

    In our previous articles, we have featured different brands that make use of indigenous materials in their products – brands like Shoes by Kai, Anthill Fabric Gallery, Vela Manila, and Habi Batangan. They help keep our Filipino traditions by using weaves to create accessories and ready-to-wear pieces that are functional […]

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    Habi Batangan: From Nanay with Love

    February 15, 2017 10:23 pm by Eunice Guzon

    Oh, February! It’s that time of the year again when flowers, hearts and sweet something’s and nothing’s make us feel giddy or make some of us cringe. And since we’re all in a ‘love month’ mood, we searched the Google world (from the Book of Corinthians to Taylor Swift) for […]

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    Wear Your Culture with Shoes by Kai

    January 29, 2017 7:00 pm by Bettina Bacani

    If there’s one thing that all women will agree on, it’s that we can never have enough shoes. Women’s shoes come in many forms – boots, heels, wedges, sneakers, flats, sandals – I could go on and on. Unfortunately, all we see nowadays are those big brands in malls and department […]

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    Obrano: A Piece of Heritage in Our Pockets

    January 23, 2017 7:00 pm by Bettina Bacani

    If you were asked to pick between leather and weaves, which one would you go for? Leather has always been known as a premium item – it is durable, flexible, and can be used for clothing, furniture covers, bookbinding, accessories, and more. Weaves, on the other hand, are the result […]

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    Vesti PH: Introducing the Best Hand-Woven Fabrics of the Philippines to the World

    January 21, 2017 7:00 pm by Eunice Guzon

    By incorporating Mindanao-sourced woven fabrics in their bags, Vesti shows us how some of the best Filipino fabrics can be brought (and literally hand-carried!) anywhere in the world  “Dedicated to directly working with Mindanao weavers in the Philippines to exit poverty, Vesti promotes local hand-woven fabrics combined with high-quality craftsmanship […]

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    Modernizing Mindanao’s Indigenous Fabrics

    January 19, 2017 7:00 pm by Vicki Abary

    Out of all the forty ethnic groups found in the Philippines, eighteen of them live in Mindanao. These indigenous tribes people are a symbol of cultural heritage with the long-standing traditions they continue to employ since their ancestors, despite living in a modern world. Because of the increasing scarcity of […]

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    Yakang Yaka Barter: Made with Love and Loom

    January 16, 2017 1:51 am by Vicki Abary

    The first time I got acquainted with Yakang Yaka Barter was on a trip to the Malasimbo Music and Arts Festival in Puerto Galera, Mindoro in 2015. I ran into Kelly Mortensen as we were having our bags checked by security. “I love your bags! Where did you get them?” […]