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 […]
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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]