Like I mentioned in my last post Bidibidi Enterprise sent me bags over the weekend for me to use. They are soooo cute!
I used one yesterday as my work bag. I put everything in here, my laptop, my ipad, and some work documents. And my princess mirror! (lol). I love it! it is so roomy and sturdy and can carry all my stuff.
The owner of Bididi Enterprise, Bernadette de los Santos contacted me and ask me if they can send some bags to me. When I saw the bags I agreed right away. First because, I like their bags (you know that I don’t endorse something I don’t like). Second, these bags has a back story.
Let me tell you their background.
Bernadette is from San Nicolas, Baao, Camarines Sur. She graduated BS in Business Management in Ateneo de Manila as a Cocofed Scholar in 1984.
Bernadette de los Santos, Owner and Managing Director, Bidibidi Enterprise
In 2017 she opened Bidibidi Enterprise.
Bidibi Enterprise is a social enterprise that advocates for women empowerment, education for the youth and environment stewardship. They give trainings to rural women the traditional skills of hand embroidery, basket weaving, rag weaving, etc. Trainees are mostly wives of farmers and are given simple livelihood to produce the products that the Bidibidi carries, to help augment family income.
All Bidibidi products use traditional skills, locally sourced materials such as bangkuan grass, also in the process of weaving vetiber grass to incorporate in the upcoming designs, upcyclable materials such as denim and other fabrics and are hand made/sewn by the rural communities of Baao, Camarines Sur; Nabua, Camarines Sur; Magarao, Camarines Sur and towns in the ALbay province like Ligao, Guinobatan, Tiwi.
Each Bidibidi products carries with it a story of love: love for the local arts and crafts, love for the community and love for the environment.
Bernadette and her staff
Bidibidi production shop
Empowering women in the community
Bidibidi Enterprise bags
Celebrities endorsing Bibdibi Enterprise bags:
Bernadette with Vice President Leni Robredo
and of course, me (lol)
Photos are from their Instagram account. Go follow them if you want to order their bags at @bidibidienterprise. Or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Let’s empower women!