All posts tagged pasiking

Latest Solar Pasiking Shipped

Posted on January 21, 2016 at 4:22pm by russs.net Comments Off
Latest Solar Pasiking Shipped

Hurray!  A year after my friend Jack’s order, we’ve finally shipped him his solar ‘pasiking’ backpack.  I am super grateful for Jack’s patience and trust– to make and finally get Jack his backpack is a triumph in logistics!   To make this bags means connecting with the weavers in a remote jungle village in the already remote Cordilleras region of […]

OpenCharger Solar Organic Backpack

Posted on July 23, 2015 at 2:16pm by russs.net Comments Off

Our latest organic solar backpack is ready to ship!  Our amazing duo of high-powered women makers in Mt. Province, Philippines has been working hard to get this Pasiking (that is the Igorot name for their ancestral backpack) done… right. 

To pull together this most unique and unlikely confluence of “high” and “low” tech has required working with mountain-top weavers, solar […]

Solar Rattan Day-Pack

Posted on September 2, 2014 at 12:10am by russs.net Comments Off
Solar Rattan Day-Pack

Our latest Solar Backpack is shipped!  Just before I sent it off to its lucky new owner, I remembered to snap some photos.  I’ve been reluctant to send this off because well, its so awesome!  I’ve been “field testing” it for the last few weeks.  With a built in solar-powered battery pack connected to a USB cellphone charger (accessible under the […]

Solar Rattan Bike Panier Backpack

Posted on July 19, 2014 at 11:21am by russs.net Comments Off
Solar Rattan Bike Panier Backpack

In your face, Northface!

We’ve just completed our latest solar rattan backpack!  Woven from rattan from the rainforest in the remote community of Barlig, by Remecio (who was taught by his father, who was taught by his father. ..  ) the bag is finished by my friend Gaon-gen in Sagada.

Gaon-gen helped me add a 3 Watt solar panel and a Coke […]