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At the romblon market… Comments (0)

At the romblon market, bundles of romblon leaves are sold in differing leaf strand sizes and varying heights. We use a wider leaf strand for our two and three-bottle wine bags compared to smaller strips needed for our single bottle wine bags, square placemats, and natural woven gift bags and boxes. If we need to […]

Do you care about… “About Us” Comments (0)

Now that we are setting up a retail site, with the opportunity to deal directly with customers who will use our products –compared to being wholesalers– I want to document through this blog how it is that Native Leaf came to be. Perhaps most will visit this site and go directly to the “Shop Our […]

From Nito basket…to Native Leaf Comments (4)

Growing up in the Philippines, one of my early memories are of kalesas (horse-drawn carts) filled to the brim with baskets and other handicrafts strung on the cart’s back and sides.  I wondered how they fit all those interesting baskets onto the cart — small ones, large ones for storage, fish baskets —and how they […]

From Sleeping Mats (Banigs) to Place Mats Comments (15)

Many people in the rural areas, or provinces in the Philippines sleep not only on beds, but also on woven leaf mats. In the Philippines, sleeping mats are called Banig. And for some folks, it is sometimes preferred over beds, even in these modern times.  In the hot, tropical climate and without air-conditioning, one feels […]

Proud to be a Green America, Gold Certified Business Comments (0)

Native Leaf now a Green America, Gold Certified Business. Founded in 1982, Green America is a not-for-profit membership organization with a mission to“harness economic power—the strength of consumers, investors, businesses, and the marketplace—to create a socially just and environmentally sustainable society.   Native Leaf shares the Green America Vision “to work for a world where all […]

We are UP and Running Comments (0)

  We are happy to announce our retail site is up and running! The  shopping cart system is activated and you can now pay securely with your PayPal account or use your Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover credit card. So far we have:   our wine bag pages up for our 2-bottle and our […]

Weaving hands and the WordPress blog weekly photo challenge Comments (10)

Today, I am participating in the WordPress weekly photo challenge and blogging experiment, from The Daily Post. I participated last week, for my personal blog www.Lolako.com, on the theme “blue”.  It was fun to see the myriad of creative photos posted for the challenge — all on one theme no less — and to visit […]