100% Recycled Plastic Handwoven Tote Bag for Ladies…Durable, Waterproof, Hand Painted Bayong Bags
Proudly made in the Philippines. These bags are handwoven by skilled craftswomen mothers and grandmothers who directed their abilities to produce distinctive tote bags from recycled plastics inspired by designs of the rich indigenous traditions of the Filipinos.
Environment friendly: The tote bags are made from 100% recycled plastics (polypropylene materials) which are more environmentally friendly than some other plastics. It’s recyclable and doesn’t release as many toxins as plastics such as PVC. It also breaks down more quickly, taking just 20-30 years compared to over 500 years for some other plastics.)
We are excited to introduce to you our newest find! It was worth all the wait….introducing, handwoven and handcrafted bags, popularly known as Bayong bags in the Philippines. The use of Bayong is common among Filipinos going to wet markets especially in rural areas or provinces. Recently the bayong is being promoted as an environmentally-friendly alternative to plastic shopping bags and is now elevated to the level of being used by women in all walks of life…professional women, women in the medical world, students, fashion models, celebrities, to name a few.
Our research for the best Bayong bags led us to six suppliers in different parts of the Northern region of the Philippines. We took time and effort to rigorously search for the perfect Bayong makers. We found them in the little town of Pagsanjan, a municipality in the province of Laguna, Philippines. It has a population of 42,164 people according to the 2015 census. A subset of this population is where a registered Barangay Micro Business Entrerprise (BMBE) provides livelihood to more or less 25 families. These families are the weavers, designers and painters of these Bayong bags who, while enjoying making the most beautiful and useful women purses, are earning their livelihood to raise their families. The weavers of the Bayong bags are mostly stay-at-home moms and senior citizens trying to give their manual labor of love while earning a little for their families.
It takes patience and dexterous hands to keep the multiple strips of the materials into simple and tightly drawn together checkerboard weaves. We are now giving you access to this great find for your everyday use.