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Abaca (alternative to paper) mini gift bags now available in assorted color sets! Comments (0)

We will now offer our handcrafted gift bags in variety color packs, so you get a nice assortment of our beautiful colors. We have posted our abaca textile mini gift bags (earth friendly alternative to paper gift bags) on our website’s shopping section. I know….why did we not think about this before right?  And for […]

Abaca and Aromatic Lavender Comments (0)

I love the scent of lavender and often see lavender sachets packaged in synthetic material or pouches like nylon or organza. Wanting to enjoy lavender packaged in a natural material,  I filled up one of our own hand-made abaca pouches with lavender.  The combination is a nice East/West and earth-friendly gift — with East as […]

Aromatic Lavender in our handwoven, natural abaca fiber pouch Comments (0)

We are temporarily sold out of our lavender filled, hand-woven natural abaca fiber pouches. We should have more after the holidays when we get a fresh supply of lavender flower buds from our local, Monterey county based farm source. Note:  We fill our beautiful and natural abaca textile pouches filled with a generous 1 and […]

Artisan crafted gift basket totes and Kraft crinkle paper for the holiday season Comments (0)

With the holidays and gift giving season coming up, we are highlighting our artisan crafted gift basket containers and Kraft crinkle paper made from 100% recycled content. Instead of paper boxes or run of the mill baskets, an alternative is our beautiful artisan crafted  natural gift packaging for your carefully chosen gifts. Our gift basket […]

Bioneers Conference, October 14-16, 2011 Comments (0)

We pleased to announce that we are exhibiting at the Bioneers Conference on October 14 to 16, 2011.  Please visit us at the Exhibit Tent, open between 12:30 PM and 8:00 PM.   The conference will be held at the Marin Center, in San Rafael, California. Bioneers is a leading-edge forum and environmental conference with social […]

Coconut Twig Runners are back in Stock Comments (0)

Our popular, rustic and ultra unique coconut twig table runners are back in stock! Made from the coconut tree’s flower spikelets — these runners bring a touch of nature to your table settings AND helps to protect your table.  Back in stock in our 3, 4 or 6 ft. lengths.   From our Shop our Market […]

Earth Friendly Gift Baskets Comments (0)

We have posted our romblon gift baskets on our “Shop Our Market” pages. If you looking for that perfect gift basket to present your thoughtfully chosen gifts, take a look at our hand-woven and beautifully textured romblon baskets.  With 2 styles and many colors to choose from, our re-usable gift basket totes are perfect containers […]

From Sleeping Mats (Banigs) to Place Mats Comments (18)

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 […]

Got crinkle paper for your holiday gift baskets? Comments (0)

We do! Now available under the new category,  “packing and crinkle paper”. We love using Kraft crinkle paper as fill to construct sumptuous gift baskets (using Native Leaf’s beautiful gift tote bags, of course!).  Our crinkle paper cushions carefully picked goodies, and made from 100% recycled content. So what is the difference between Native Leaf’s […]

Independence Day Comments (0)

We have posted additional placemat colors, and now have the story behind our place mat in the “Our Story” section. Happy 4th of July Independence Day weekend! Did you know… Up until 1964,  Philippines Independence Day was also celebrated on July 4th? This date originated when the Philippines was a colony of the U.S., and […]

Interesting search term…and why natural bayongs are ALWAYS better than plastic bags Comments (0)

Every now and then, I look at what search terms — a word or a string of words — bring visitors to our market website and blog. These search terms are typically about the banig, the traditional Philippine sleeping mat (see my article  in “Our Story”, From Sleeping Mats to Placemats), our earth friendly gift […]

Just tie a bow on the handles…and there you go! Comments (0)

  Our customer, Sharon B. from New Orleans, Louisiana reminded us how easy gift giving can be with our hand-woven romblon leaf wine bags. A wine lover, Sharon originally purchased 20 Native Leaf wine bags from a winery during a visit to the Napa Valley, and recently ordered a new supply of bags from our […]

Napkin ring sets – handcrafted from dyed natural wood beads Comments (0)

We are posting our beautiful wood bead napkin rings, handcrafted from acacia beads and threaded with copper wiring on our market pages this week. We have ten terrific colors available as pictured below: The wood beads are available in packs of 4, contained in our hand-woven natural fiber gift pouches.  These rings add a decorative […]

Napkin ring traditions – and when they first appeared in table settings Comments (0)

We added our handcrafted wood bead napkin rings to our market pages…and of course, it got us curious about when napkin rings started to appear in table settings. (Photo below picking, sorting and threading wood beads onto copper wiring to make Native Leaf’s wood bead napkin rings) So… it turns out that it is was […]

Natural fiber gift pouches in assorted size / color now on our market pages Comments (0)

So…more on “why didn’t we think about this before?”   Like, why have we — until now anyway — always sold our pouches in one color / one size only? No longer, as we  finally  have our  natural fiber abaca sinamay pouch sets on our market pages available in mixed sizes and colors (Pictured above are […]

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