When we say native bags, we automatically think of those made of woven natural straw and fibers, almost like a banig-inspired. Today, locally-made bags feature different fabrics, materials, and shapes which all showcase the resources you can find in the Philippines. Every bag is a work of art done by the local artisan communities. Whenever you purchase a native bag, you get to support them—aka you're shopping for a good cause!
There's no doubt that Filipino craftsmanship is excellent, so we're not surprised that these creations are gaining demand and popularity here and overseas. It makes us feel proud that more and more Pinays and foreigners are adding Philippine-made bags to their wardrobe. If you'd like to own a piece of fashionable art too, check out these brands and shops where you can shop for locally made totes, pouches, and clutches.
1. Island Girl
10. Tamara Love
13. Zarah Juan
14. Buddy PH
15. Seek The Uniq
*This story originally appeared on Cosmo.ph. Minor edits have been made by the Preview.ph editors.