From one mother to another
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We are a social enterprise in Manila that supports the creation and sales of unique beach bags and toiletry bags with beautiful, handwoven textiles from the Philippines, made by ambitious mothers in Manila fighting for a better life.Our products are designed with love, local craftsmanship and care. The designs are refreshing. Materials used are locally sourced. Each product has an authentic style and is made by ambitious and persevering women that want to make a difference for the world their children grow up in. We work together with NGO livelihood programs in the Philippines. By purchasing our products you support their programs, the mothers involved and their families. We believe we can support each other in realizing our dreams. From one mother to another.Read more
Designed to make you happy
Living in the Philippines with its beautiful beaches we understand what a good family beach bag needs! Inabel textiles were originally even used as sails by the Spanish galleons in the 16th century. In combination with canvas and a water repellent inside, these bags are designed for intense use.
Our beach bags are made of Inabel textiles, water repellent material and canvas. The Inabel textiles are handwoven with traditional, century old patterns, made of cotton or a cotton-polyester combined weave. We purchase materials mostly from small Filipino businesses in Marikina and Divisoria, Manila’s famous thriving small business quarters. The woven materials come from different organizations in Ilocos, a province north of Manila.
We design and create products to help mothers earn a living in the slums of Manila. Of your purchase, all proceeds after material, logistics, tax and overhead costs will go to the mothers in the form of salary and foundation support.
Having been in Tondo / Smokey Mountain and in the weaving dens of llocos I can confirm this is what the people need. The honest jobs this initiative creates have direct positive impact on many lives.
Each bag is crafted with care and commitment to high quality and craftsmanship. The mothers pay special attention to ensure that the final product is durable, well-made and beautiful.
For Dot a collaboration with Not a Daydream is a great win-win in social, sustainable and start up businesses between NL and PH - our contribution to women empowerment.
Everything we do has impact! Buying the bags of Not a Daydream will help the people who need it most, more than you think. It is a dream to give the mothers in Tondo the opportunity to flourish.
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