Abacá   / ah-bə-KAH /

 

People, places & tradition. Telling age-old stories
with a modern aesthetic.

Carefully designed and selected handmade items
and found objects. 
We believe every place has a story to tell,
every culture something to offer. 


We aim to support communities and preserve
traditional craft. 

 

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A portion of all proceeds goes to Right Start Foundation,
a non-profit, non-government organization for
underprivileged Filipino children.

 

Manila, Philippines.

 

The process

1

Abaca leaves are picked, treated,
sun-dryed, and made into twine

2

Dye used for coloring abaca twine;

these are individually mixed per
color and by batch. Shades may
vary slightly

3

Weaving one of our Malinao Backpacks. 

This typically takes a day and a half each

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Mary learned weaving from her parents. 

She is a 3rd generation weaver, along

with her husband

Photos by Geric Cruz

© Abacá

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