Fashion is said to be one of the world’s most polluting industries with the rise of fast fashion and materials made of petroleum. But, don’t worry, you still have the power to make positive change by supporting slow fashion created from sustainable materials.
Here are the five reasons why you should consider switching to sustainable handwoven bags.
1. They are made of sustainable materials.
Most sustainable handwoven bags use 100% natural plant fibers. These fibers are biodegradable and are sourced locally. Producers who opt to go sustainable seek for materials that are not mass produced. Moreover, energy consumption is curtailed since all materials are hand woven.
2. They are absolutely fashionable, and durable.
Every piece is intricately designed, and since they are made of natural plant fibers they will last a long time.
3. Each carefully woven bag tells a story.
Every piece went through people’s hands, creativity, and skills that means every bag has its own unique character and soul.
4. Supporting sustainable handwoven bags empower local artisans, weavers, and craftsmen.
Larone, one of the known producers of sustainable handwoven bags, supplements the livelihood of local craftsmen and women in the Philippines by working with micro businesses and individual artisans which economically stimulates their respective communities and provides jobs to marginalized women.
5. Advocating for traditional weaving techniques help preserve culture.
Hand weaving is part of the culture of most indigenous communities in the Philippines. By supporting their craft, you encourage their tradition to be passed down to the next generation.