Luntian Bags

A Special Offer this November
November 27, 2012, 5:02 am
Filed under: The Bags


Tadbalik Reversible Bags!
October 27, 2012, 6:55 am
Filed under: Tadbalik Reversible Bags, The Bags

Based on the original Luntian Bag, a simple canvass tote bag used in place of plastic ones, Tad-balik Reversible Bags are an awesomer version– with funkier prints, more pockets, and an option to be used in 2 ways as it can be reversed. 

Not just for groceries anymore, Tad-balik Reversible Bags are for all-around use. Choose from the 8 yummy colors and get yours while supplies last!

To order, call or text 0928-505-1683 / email / or send a PM to LuntianBags page on Facebook

All designs are for p350 each

A special offer from luntian bags!
September 18, 2012, 7:23 pm
Filed under: The Bags

Luntian Bags is on Facebook!
September 10, 2012, 4:49 am
Filed under: Others

Check out our Facebook page’s albums to view all the designs of our products:

Luntian Grocery Bags
Om Yoga Bags
Tadbalik Reversible Bags

Oh and don’t forget to hit the ‘like’ button 😉

Updates Prices for Luntian Grocery Bags
September 7, 2012, 5:18 pm
Filed under: The Bags

Due to the increasing prices of materials, and much deserved raise for our seamstresses’ labor fees, we have decided it’s time for an increase in price of our Luntian Grocery Bags.

As of September 8, 2012, Luntian Grocery Bags are now for p150 each.

For bulk and/or customized orders, please contact Marina at or (63-928) 505-1683

Thank you for your continued support.


New Colors for the Om Yoga Bags are NOW AVAILABLE!
September 7, 2012, 5:04 pm
Filed under: Om Yoga Bags

Om is a very beautiful, single syllable word. In Kena Upanishad (1-2-15) it is said that “All the Vedas talk about that goal, to know which, people take to a life of study and discipline, that I will tell you briefly. That is Om.”

Enjoy your yoga sessions with this cheerful sling bag for your yoga mat, organic, locally made, with lots of love.

Will fit standard sized yoga mats (68 x 24 inches)

Made with canvas, and woven Igorot fabric.

Hand embroidered.

Made in San Teodoro, Mabini, Batangas, Philippines by the same women behind Luntian Bags

Open to resellers/consignments/custom embroidery/custom size To order, PM or send an email to or call 0928-505-1683

Support the livelihood project!

Om Yoga Bags are for p500 each

The Luntian Team Today
May 14, 2012, 10:21 pm
Filed under: The Bags

Luntian Bags is a livelihood project based in a seaside barangay in San Teodoro, Mabini, Batangas, Philippines. It was founded in 2007 by Ichay Bulaong, a corporate executive who wanted to give back to her local weekend-home community, and promote the anti-plastic advocacy by using canvas bags for shopping trips instead of plastic ones.


The Luntian ladies


Today, the cutting, sewing, and printing of these earth-friendly canvas tote bags provide livelihood for 20 people– most of them seamstresses and wives of fishermen and carpenters, with the silk screen printer being the only man in the team, suitably named King. In one of the big corporate orders, King was able to save up enough to buy his own tricycle that he drives for extra income. Soon, he hopes to be able to build their own home for his wife and four year-old daughter, Princess.


King silk screening Luntian Bags for Good Shepherd Baguio


“In one of the big corporate orders, King (silk screen printer) was able to save up enough to buy his own tricycle that he drives for extra income.”


“Malaking tulong ang pag-tatahi namin ng Luntian Bags, sa araw-araw na gastusin sa bahay at pag-paaral ng mga anak.” Says Cynthia, one of the seamstresses. “Nagpapasalamat ako, dahil maraming natulungan na mga ina, nakakapagtrabaho ako sa bahay habang naaalagaan ang mga anak, dagdag kaalaman, at extra income.” Most of all, it boosts the self-esteem of these otherwise unemployed women, who are now able to contribute to the family’s income.


One of Luntian’s seamstresses, Violy with husband Andy (carpenter/mason) work to send their three children to school.


Seamstress and breastfeeding mom Vilma is happy to be able to work at home while taking care of her four children


Fely sews the bags while manning her family’s sari-sari store


Fely’s family’s sari-sari store by the road


The project is now taken care of by Marina, Ichay’s daughter. She hopes to produce more livelihood for the community, by expanding and producing other bags such as the Om Yoga Bags, which also uses locally made Igorot-woven fabric, with hand embroidery also done by Luntian Ladies. Keep posted as they come up with new designs for the classic Luntian Bag, and new styles such as native-themed backpacks and sling bags.


Om Yoga Bags


Aling Flora (left) does the hand embroidery for the Om Yoga Bags. Terry (right) is in charge of supervising production flow of the bags and quality control


So next time you need all-around/grocery bags– for wedding, debut, and corporate giveaways, materials kit, Christmas gifts to loved ones, pasalubong abroad, etc. Keep Luntian Bags in mind. It’s local, earth-loving, and stylish. Most of all, it helps a wonderful little community in San Teodoro, Batangas.