September 26, 2008

I love my Mother Earth *updated!*

Mother Earth Canvas Bags

Canvas Mother Earth Bags

Hello? Anybody out there? I hope you all haven't given up on me and left me alone. :( I'm a scaredy-cat. Sigh, but I don't blame you. I broke my promise, about being back to blogging, and about blogging on the road and I'm sorry. But I tried! Turns out, blogging on the road, is kinda like, well, doing a commentary on bungee jumping while you're airborne. Have you tried doing that? Neither have I but I bet it's difficult!

Anyway, instead of giving you a list of reasons why I've been gone so long, since I bet you can guess half of them, I'll show you one of the things that's been occupying my mind a lot and some of my time. In behalf of my amazing partners (Joey, Angela & K), I am thrilled and proud to introduce to you the Mother Earth Bags!

Mother Earth Flour Sacks

Mother Earth Bags made using recycled flour sacks

We've all heard the warnings, most of us have watched Al Gore's eye-opening presentation, so the last thing I'm going to do is preach to you. I have long wanted to do my share to help heal this beautiful planet we live in, for our sake and for those of our children and grandchildren to come. So while I'm making changes in baby steps towards that goal, I wanted to help others do the same. Hence the idea of offering very affordable and fun reusable shopping bags as an alternative to plastic ones.

The bags are expertly made by the hard-working women of The Livelihood Shoppe, a livelihood center that has been employing the underpriveleged women of Taguig for the past 21 years. So by purchasing and using these bags, you are not only being kind to our Mother Earth, you are also providing these women with jobs. Now how great is that?! :)

At the website, you can view the bags in slightly larger images, and find all other information such as product descriptions, pricing and details on how to order (unfortunately these are only available in Metro Manila at the moment until we figure out shipping arrangements to other places). Also on the site are some links and videos which I've included in case you like to know more about the gravity and magnitude of the dangers plastic imposes on our environment and eco-system.

Update!! : I'm both ecstatic and proud to announce that as of today, Oct. 15, Mother Earth Bags are now available at the EchoStore. I was a big fan of this store since it's inception, and to be part of it is simply thrilling! :) This is a one-stop shop for other Filipino-made, organic, environment-friendly, all-natural products made by indigenous communities and marginalized groups. It is the brainchild of Jeannie Javelosa, Chit Juan & Reena Francisco and was conceptualized to promote a sustainable lifestlyle while sustaining marginalized communities, showcasing Filipino excellence and giving small businesses like ours a place to market our products.

EchoStore shares shop space with Kape Isla and is located at the ground level of Serendra, facing Market! Market! with tel. no. at 901-3485.

Love our Mother Earth, we only have one.


Isabones said...

You're aliiiiiiiiiiiiiiive!! Welcome back to the virtual world, Nens, it's about time! :D

Those bags are pure love! Will email you my order asap.

Anonymous said...

Kudos again, Nena, for this amazing project of yours (and Joey's and Kat's)! You're not just worrying about the problem, you're doing something about it! I hope many people follow suit.

docemdy said...

Welcome back. Don;t worry, you'll always be in my reader! Thanks for sharing this. Christmas is fast approaching.

Unknown said...

Welcome back Gypsy Soul! Although I am one of the lucky ones to be able to keep up with your activities through other venues, I am still glad your back rambling...

Congratulations on the bags. Maybe I'll have someone send me some from Manila as pasalubong.

christine said...

About time indeed, belle! Thanks for the occasional push. I needed it. :)

Thanks, Kat! I hope so too. And I'm fortunate to have found like-minded and equally passionate friends to work on this with. :)

Thanks, Em, that's really sweet of you to say! :) Just let me know if you'd like to make an order.

Hi Mieke! I think that's why I was quite complacent, cos I had all those other venues and still managed to keep in touch with most of my friends, just not my blogger friends. But I need to start writing things down before I forget all of it completely! hehe

wysgal said...

Yay! Nice to see you back. And bags are out just in time for the Christmas season!

Toni said...

Oh oh oh! They're lovely!!!

Didi said...

Christine! Welcome back!! We MISS YOU SO MUCH!!

Love the bags! Will order!! :)


christine said...

Thanks wysgal, it's good to be back! I missed this. There really aren't enough hours in a day! :)

Hi Toni, I'm glad you like them! :)

Didi, you're so sweet! I've missed you guys, too! :))

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