- Based in Manila in the Philippines, Abacá produce handmade items and found objects aiming to support communities and preserve traditional craft.
- Bags are handwoven by traditional weavers in Luzon, Philippines, using materials such as natural and smoked rattan, bamboo, and abacá—a species of banana native to the Phillipines, also known as manila hemp.
- Designs are inspired by indigenous Filipino bags like ‘Pasiking’, ‘Kupit’ and ‘Tupil’, where in mountain provinces backpacks and smaller carry bags were weaved for daily needs and traditionally used to hold personal goods and bring food to the fields.
- A portion of all proceeds goes to Right Start Foundation, a non-profit and non-government organisation for underprivileged Filipino children.
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