• HabinPh handmade bag
    LOKAL

    8 Chic Sustainable Bag Makers from the Philippines

    I  have been wanting to feature local brands on this blog for quite a while but just haven’t had the chance to sit and complete a post until now. I’m starting off with a round-up of local bag makers that promote and support slow fashion. These homegrown labels create their products by hand, using sustainable materials such as recycled cloth, vegan leather, or natural and traditional fabrics. I’ve found eight Filipino bag makers and they are presented here in random order. When I find the need to buy a new bag, I will definitely not have second thoughts about buying from these makers. HABIN PH You can tell that Habin…

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    SHOPS INTL

    Shop Feature: The Bee & The Fox

    Stumbled upon The Bee & the Fox shirts on Instagram and I just fell in love with their “Mama Bird” & “Baby Bird” tees! It turns out, all their other tees are just as adorable! Today, The Bee & The Fox owner Ashley Jennett talks about how they’ve started the brand plus a bit more. What’s the story behind the shop name? The Bee & The Fox is something I started with my husband. He always calls me his “bee” and I’ve always called him my “fox”, so it was created based on our nicknames for one another. Lame, I know. What are your top 3 favorite picks from your shop?…

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    Shop Feature: Cyan°

    Our featured shop this week, Cyan°, is founded by Marie-Pier Nicol, a mother of three from Drummondville, Quebec. Marie fell in love with sewing when she was pregnant with her first child.  After having her second child, Marie decided to create her own stuff, realising that she couldn’t find the things she liked from the market, and one thing led to another. What’s the story behind the shop name? I was in bed with my drawing pad searching for my company name and then I looked at my quilt cover color cyan and thought it would be a great shop name! And now my youngest son’s name is Yann so many people think it’s related, maybe it…