Simple Sentiments – Summer Hobby to Full Time Macramé

    If I were to launch my very own business, it would surely be out of something that makes me happy. I can only imagine the challenges of keeping a business alive and if I don’t love what I’m doing one hundred percent, then I don’t see any point in starting in the first place.  This week’s featured shop is yet another proof of a business born from the love of the craft – and if you’ve been frequenting Instagram lately, you may already be familiar with that thing called macramé. Well, Franz del Rosario didn’t plan to be in the macramé business, but what began as a summer hobby turned out…

  • HabinPh handmade bag

    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…

  • The White Ribbon handmade upcycled shoes

    Shop Feature: The White Ribbon

    I am a huge fan of flat shoes.  You can find me wearing flats in most days, whether I’m in jeans or wearing a dress.  I just love pretty flats so when I come across this shop, I knew I have to check them out.  Reading about the brand all the more made me want to put them on the spotlight. The White Ribbon is a sustainable brand that makes use of upcycled leather to create fashionable, handmade shoes and handbags. Upcycled leather is combined with recycled fabrics reclaimed from used clothing that have become unsuitable for wear. Apart from pretty ballerina pairs, they also create handbags from recyclable materials.…