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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Vesti Bag Made From Mindanao's Beautiful Textiles


One of the things that I love to collect aside from cook books are purses. There is something about them that I can't resists and want me to buy more if my budget permits. When it comes to bags, I don't care about the product name or signature brands, as long as I like the fabrics, textiles, color and most importantly the designs.

I am out of the country for more than 10 years now but my love and loyalty to Philippines local products will always be in my heart. One of my favorite bag, is a beautiful bag from Mindanao made of hand woven abaca. A friend of mine from Mindanao gave it to me as a "pasalubong" (gift) when she came back from vacation. She gave me a beautiful bag that I fell in love with right away the moment she handed it to me.

Looking back, I checked online for Mindanao's native products and I came across this eye catching bags from vesti.ph. These bags are really worth buying. My personal favorite is the Yakan collection. I checked online how to order, too bad they only ship items within the Philippines.

Anyway, here is how the Vesti.ph started: Martha Rodriguez, founder and designer of vesti bags ,started in 2010 with a circular-shaped sling made of abaca that was a hit to everybody. Because of the success she thought about creating another brand of bags that would showcase indigenous fabrics from Mindanao. And the rest is history, Vesti bag is now one of the Philippines pride.


VESTI is incorporating Mindanao weaves as key design, assisting Mindanao small-scale industries and livelihood programs and promoting "Mindanaonon-Materials". VESTI is all about Mindanao Handwoven Indigenous Fabric Bags, 'clothing' ETHNICITY with MODERNITY.

To shop online visit themall.ph  for the shopping instruction.







34 comments :

  1. I haven't seen a pattern/design like that. That would be nice to have!

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  2. Mag Christmas na.... Sana meron nito sa Cotabato.. Papabili ako sa officemate ko.... Thanks for giving me this idea tess...

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  3. I am also very partial to this kind of bag designs. Truly representative of Filipino craftsmanship.

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  4. These are good for export too. And it's really a great piece of gift. Proud Pinoy here.

    Marms

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  5. I love yakan products, I used to have a yakan neighbor back home in the Philippines and she makes good food too.

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  6. Those are lovely, colorful bags. I am from Mindanao and it is a shame I do not know anything about this product or bag collection until now. I bet this comes with a costly price tag.

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  7. I think Mindanao textile is really finely woven and have excellent design that can stand out in a bag.

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  8. Very lovely indeed. We have so many like that here in Davao. And I have one of this.

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  9. Great creations and they show the diligent craftsmanship behind. These are products from our country that we can be proud of, internationally.

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  10. Mommy Tess, I actually checked them out when you posted about it in the group. It looks high quality and the designs are just gorgeous!

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  11. perfect Christmas gift for girls :)

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  12. Love to have this Vesti bag. My friend gave small one to me when she visited Mindanao.

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  13. I love the colors in those purses. Proudly Pinoy!

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  14. It gives an aztec vibe which is really in. I think the print is really pretty! :)

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  15. I have this kind of bag too, great quality..

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  16. the designs have an "aztec" look which is my favorite. i'm as well starting to love native products due to their aztec similar designs..hehe

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  17. Wow! Yakan bags don't look like they're made of Yakan! Amazing design! I'm from Mindanao but I don't own any stuff made of abaca or yakan! (yeah, I know...shame on me!)

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  18. Yeah! I saw the Vesti bags at the Yabang Pinoy Bazaar last time, indeed they are beautifully done which is truly irresistible for ladies. Bought for myself a small purse. One more, I am proud that they are Philippine made.

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  19. You love collecting purses pala? Ako, I'm fond of getting the bags :) So proud to hear na we have something like this product in Mindanao!

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  20. I like the way the purses look. Their marketing is true to its word - Ethnicity with Modernity. I also admire your loyalty to Philippine products. Like you my love for Filipino products will always be there. Last year, when I visited the Philippines I bought a couple of purses from Baguio City and gave them to my American friends. They loved them!

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  21. They look awesome and the quality looks great, love their colorful design too and you could tell its from Mindanao if you are in the Philippines.

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  22. The purses design truly signifies the Philippines especially Mindanao. I'm sure this proudly Philippine made product can help promote the country too.

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  23. Wow! My mom loves these kinds of bags. I remember my mom insisting that I should buy her bags made of t'nalak whenever I visit South Cotabato. I didn't know there are bags made of abaca, too. I think the abaca bags are more affordable than the t'nalak.

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  24. By the look of it, I see durability and quality. I also like the color and style.

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  25. great designs, I haven't owe any of this kind of bag, I hope I can find one in the city...

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  26. Not only easy on the eye, but easy on the environment and local economy as well!

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  27. very nice! I love Mindanao textiles, hope they can do more bag designs, type ko yung wallet. ;)

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  28. Nice handmade bag from Mindanao. A really good product for us to be proud of.

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  29. Friends.. fulfill your Christmas fix by buying Filipino made products -- so invest on VESTI! The bags are totally exquisite, especially when you see and feel the fabric that was used to make these awesome creations. :)

    The owner, Martha, is a friend and colleague.. she really has an eye for design! A great entrepreneur indeed. :)

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  30. The design looks really intricate! I hope they get to have more exposure! :)

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  31. This is indeed a majestic art of our heritage woven in a modern design stuff. I really like it. It's something to be proud of and who's gonna wear Chanel's, Armani's and Big LV, when they look cheap compared to this, you can be classy just by displaying this beautiful piece of artworks and it's our heritage :)

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  32. The Yakan Collection is indeed a beautiful set.. i wish to own one of those someday.. I can see holding the purple purse Tess

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  33. love the aztec print! its definitely goes with the trend and the good thing is its locally made :)
    Rovie
    The Bargain Doll
    :)

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  34. Awesome collection with some lovely pics, very beautiful yokan collection. i see quality

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