Filipino-made bags are breaking out in the international market. Thanks to social media, local bag designers are reaching more people across the globe, and getting recognized abroad. It’s not just their designs that catch their eye, but also the materials used. Pineapple fiber and abaca aren’t commonly found overseas, hence, the fascination on items made from these fabrics.
That said, we direct the spotlight on local bag brands which are already found at well-known retailers from US to UAE. Most were already featured in major publications which gives them more visibility to foreign customers.
As we were scrolling through Instagram, we saw Zacarias 1925 announcing that their Creel Wicker Soldiur Bag is now available on Bloomingdale’s website. This bag is made of straw and leather, and it looks like a basket you can sling on your arm.
This British brand got its name from Filipino designer Rocio Olbes. She’s originally known for weaving patterns on fabric. Now, the brand extended their line of bags and clutches with pastel hues and wooden materials. Rocio was also featured in Vogue Italia back in 2014, and celebs like Kate Upton and Aidy Bryant flaunted their clutches at red carpet events.