Proud to be Pinoy, proud to support Northloom

Proud to be Pinoy, proud to support Northloom

* Northloom is the passion project of Dindo Llana, an award-winning illustrator and painter from Ilocos Norte. The Northloom tagline is “Carry Your Culture” — all their products feature the traditional handwoven Ilocano abel, which they combine with canvas or leatherette to fashion the most beautiful backpacks, yoga bags, totes, wallets, and… 

Packing tips: How to fit 10 days’ worth of clothes into a single backpack

Packing tips: How to fit 10 days’ worth of clothes into a single backpack

* Somebody asked me how I fit 10 days’ worth of clothes into a single backpack, considering my beloved Northloom Miguee isn’t that big. There are a lot of articles containing packing tips out there, so I’m just going to list down a few tips 

Erenee: The Intricate Handbag

Erenee: The Intricate Handbag

A lot of skill and patience goes into the crafting of one Northloom bag. The abel, the handwoven textile making up the body of the Erenee bag pictured above, takes a month to weave a 50-yard roll. The enormous time investment is one of the reasons 

The NORTHLOOM Miguee Backpack (Review)

The NORTHLOOM Miguee Backpack (Review)

Ever since I saw my sister carrying a NORTHLOOM backpack in her photo at the Barcelona airport, I’ve been crushing on it and raving about it. The backstory of these backpacks — which I wrote about a month ago in “NORTHLOOM: Carry Your Culture” — 

What’s a backpacker without a nice backpack?

What’s a backpacker without a nice backpack?

* © Small-Town Girls, Midnight Trains 

NORTHLOOM: Carry Your Culture

NORTHLOOM: Carry Your Culture

When my sister posted her first batch of pictures from Barcelona and Granada last month, what drew my immediate attention was neither the gorgeous Gothic architecture nor the equally gorgeous legs of jamon hanging from a metal rod in the market. Instead it was her