Vela Manila - Made in Philippines
Why you’ll love this product
Our special, hand-embroidered Makahiya Satchel was inspired by the founders’ childhood days, spent wandering around the neighbourhood. Its lightweight and roomy structure make it the perfect companion for slow weekday strolls and soulful adventures.
The beautiful hand-embroidered flowers are set against gold toned hand-woven silk. The silk is provided by Ambension Silk, a social enterprise in the Philippines dedicated to revitalizing the silk textile industry. They partner with women from local farm communities to be silk weavers. From start to finish, this satchel was crafted with the utmost care by all hands who touched it – from the weaving mothers in Bulacan, the hand-embroiderers in Cebu, to our crafter in Marikina – and finally, to you. Due to the handcrafted nature of this piece, the weave and embroidery may vary slightly