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Makahiya Satchel

Vela Manila - Made in Philippines

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  • Why you’ll love this product

    Our special, hand-embroidered Makahiya Satchel was inspired by the founders’ childhood days, spent wandering around the neighbourhood. Its lightweight and roomy structure make it the perfect companion for slow weekday strolls and soulful adventures.

    The beautiful hand-embroidered flowers are set against gold toned hand-woven silk. The silk is provided by Ambension Silk, a social enterprise in the Philippines dedicated to revitalizing the silk textile industry. They partner with women from local farm communities to be silk weavers. From start to finish, this satchel was crafted with the utmost care by all hands who touched it – from the weaving mothers in Bulacan, the hand-embroiderers in Cebu, to our crafter in Marikina – and finally, to you. Due to the handcrafted nature of this piece, the weave and embroidery may vary slightly

    • Designed and crafted in the Philippines
    • Organic Eri silk handwoven by local mothers in Bulacan; hand-embroidered florals by mother artisans from Minglanilla
    • Handcrafted by Jess Rellama, our craftsman in Marikina, Philippines
    • Vegan leather, brass magnetic closure
    • Adjustable crossbody strap
    • Fully lined, interior zip pocket
    • Dimensions: 8” H x 11”W x 4” Base
    • Fits all your essentials (camera, phone, full size wallet, regular sized notebooks and books)
    • FREE Shipping to Canada & USA on orders over $79.00
    • Worldwide Shipping available at checkout
    • Canada & USA: 3-5 business days
    • USA: 3-5 business days
    • Express shipping available at checkout
    • Comes with a handwritten note
    • If this is a gift and you would like us to include a note with a specific message, indicate it in the "notes" section upon checkout
    • Refund available within 30 days. See details


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About Vela Manila

Vela Manila

Led by Maura Alvero, Vela Manila is an ethical fashion brand from the Philippines. Their mission? To preserve Filipino tradition and artistry by sharing it with the world. Vela Manila works alongside indigenous weavers and local artisan bag makers across the Philippines. The result are thoughtful pieces that blend Filipino tradition and artistry with contemporary design.

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