Tag: Carry your culture

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… 

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?

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