Growing up in a Filipino household means that you're very familiar with those woven or braided floor mats typically made out of scrap fabric. These are the big, colorful, square or rectangular mats scattered around the house for drying or wiping your feet, in the kitchen as pot holders for anything too hot to handle. Once their lifespan has ended, they're sometimes revived as a rag. Now, the humble retaso has become even more in this day and age.
Several folks have realized the potential of how we use retaso in our day-to-day lives, using that age-old method to upcycle deadstock fabric while also empowering those who make it—in turn, making the retaso something to be proud of. Case in point: Rags 2 Riches' Buslo Mini Bags.
Carry your essentials in these stylish mini bags.
These bags—made with the signature R2R weave handwoven by their urban artisans—features a unique, woven blocks-styled design with a slouchy silhouette that allows you to carry more than enough essentials in style. It's a mini version of their classic, much bigger Buslo bags.
It also comes with a detachable strap made from authentic cowhide leather so you can just sling the bag around your body and go out and about running errands hands-free. And while it's available in multiple colorways, there's a huge bonus for avid pink lovers, or those who just want to cop something to fit 2023's Viva Magenta aesthetic: a pretty-in-pink block-style colorway. The bag comes dressed in multiple shades of pink, with a magenta shade claiming the most attention. And rightfully so.
Take a look below:
The Buslo Mini Blocks in Pink Skies (P2,499) is available for pre-order online.
For more information, check out Rags 2 Riches' website.
* This story originally appeared on Spot.ph. Minor edits have been made by the Preview.ph editors.
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