One beautiful concept – a lot of people support locally-made, sustainable, and eco-friendly apparel to help recycle, reduce waste, and also promote local products. If you’re one of these people, here’s another local brand we found for you!
Charlotte in Croc Black
Fresh grad entrepreneur Anna Paulina Manalang launched Traviel in October 2016 out of passion and in order to express creativity in curating designs that will showcase the country’s natural resources and skilled craftsmanship. This young designer has an advocacy of true patriotism in making crafts. “I always had the vision of uplifting the Filipino craftsmanship in our country’s global aspirations and I wanted to continue doing that by redefining contemporary bags for the modern urbanite,” she shares.
That cute tortoise logo is a statement!
The brand name “Traviel” is a modern take on the tortoise – an urban traveler that carries its own compartment or “home”. That’s why the logo is a cute tortoise! Another great thing about their bags is that the materials used are consciously selected, made of animal-friendly leather from their local partners.
If you’re an urban adventurer yourself, these handcrafted Filipino bags are perfect for you.
The Charlotte’s my personal favorite!
If you’re a city person who carries documents or your laptop around, Charlotte’s the one for you.
I love its versatility! It has two pockets inside, one of which has a zipper.
An 11″ laptop can fit inside the Charlotte!
You can bring this to meetings or work during the da and to late night dinner dates real quick!
The Mikan is a mini satchel and should be a staple in your closet, ladies! Grab one for quick errands, meetings, or date nights. It’s available in black, olive green, light beige, and brown.
If you prefer a smaller bag, go for the Lucca. It’s made from premium faux leather and also has a zipper pocket inside.
Traviel also offers bags for men, like the Giornico, an elegant sling bag with fine lines for the modern urbanite. Matte brown will instantly make your look classier!
For both women and men, the Amalfi crossbody bag is made of canvas with premium faux leather.
They also have bucket bags made from premium faux leather with a pebbled suede finish available in light beige, brown and black. Perfect for ladies on the go!
Aside from these classy bags perfect for the young professionals and young-at-heart, though, they’ve also got wallets that will really pique your interest. Say hello to their NATURÂ wallets handmade with naturally dyed, fossilized leaves and sheepskin. It has two bill pockets perfect for the minimalist in you!
Check out other designs of Naturâ wallet on their Instagram!
7.5 L x 3.7 W inches, P600
WIM Tip: We heard they’re giving out exclusive discounts to clients when you buy two bags or pair a bag with a Natura wallet!
These are just some of their designs! They also have laptop bags, messenger bags and other mini sling bags that will fit your city lifestyle needs (the price ranges from P800-1200). Check them out online!