Buri Products

The Buri Bag Project exists to find and stimulate long-term, sustainable commercial markets to benefit rural artisans in Quezon Province, the Philippines.  As part of this mission, we promote the artisans' products and encourage for-profit sales by vendors and market outlets in the first world.  Any profits that may accrue to The Buri Bag Project go to benefit the artisan weavers who create these wonderful products.

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roducts adhere to the highest standards of environmental sustainability and safety. The Buri Bag Project and its local trader partners will adhere to the principals of Fair Trade at all times.

 

Since all products are hand-made by individual weavers, there is naturally some minor variation in pattern, weave, and details.  (An expert familiar with their work can often distinguish a weaver's work by their individual pattern or style.)  The artisans are also constantly innovating to create new colorful patterns and products. 

The weavers of Sampaloc and Mauban are producing and exporting the following items for international sale by affiliate vendors of The Buri Bag Project.  (This list is also available as a PDF file for download at the bottom of the page.)

Please feel free to contact us for more information.


May 2012 Buri Products List

The Buri Bag

This is the largest bag in the line, at 15 x 19 inches (38 x 49cm).  It comes in various patterns, with or without closure.  Use it for:
  • Shopping
  • Beach bag
  • Computer bag
  • Overnight bag
  • Picnic bag
The Buri Bags Collection
The Market Bag

14x16x3 inches (35.5x41x8 cm)
An environmentally sensitive alternative to plastic or paper shopping bags.  The dark color comes from the Buri fronds being dried over coconut smoke.  Use it for:
  • Market tote
  • Home-to-work bag
  • Mid-size beach bag
  • Vacation carry-on bag
The Market Bag
Wine Bag

13 inches tall x 4.5 inches square (33 x 11.5 cm)
Three styles, all handwoven (like all Buri bags) and with cute closures.  Use it for:
  • Gift bag
  • Wine carrier
  • Lunch sack
The Wine Bags
Gift Bag

9.5 x 8 inches (24.5 x 20.5 cm)
Smaller version of the Market Bag.  Use it for:
  • Carry your Kindle
  • Gift bag
  • Summer purse
  • Market bag for kids
 
The Lobo Purse

9.5 x 8 inches (24.5 x 20.5 cm)
The most popular Buri Bag purse!  Lovely design, very lightweight but sturdy. Various patterns.
The Beach Bag
The Diamond Purse

10 x 15 x 4 inches (25.5 x 38 x 10.5 cm)
Fun! This cute little purse is intricately woven with a raised “diamond” pattern. A little dressy but still casual enough for a day of sightseeing.  Comes in black or pink.
The Diamond Purse
Bamboo-handle Purse

12 x 17 x 2 inches (30.5 x 43.5 x 5 cm)
Elegant and very lightweight handbag, packs flat for a trip.
Perfect for a night out!  Three patterns / color combinations available.

The Bamboo Handle Purse

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Rick Collier,
May 20, 2012, 9:29 AM