If you enjoy doing yoga, or if you know a yoga practitioner who would appreciate a new yoga mat bag, consider buying one of these Philippine-made mat bags as a present. These line of yoga mat bags were developed by Francesca Regala, a yoga teacher and former cultural officer at the Philippine Consulate in San Francisco. The yoga bags were created using natural Philippine fibers and indigenous textiles, as well as textiles from Thailand. The bags are made by commissioned Filipino seamstresses in order to supplement their income and develop new skills.
Get one for yourself or purchase one as a gift by contacting Carol Cano through email at carolcano at gmail dot com. Each yoga mat bag costs around P500 – 900.