For one Php 500 Voucher, you get 15 Purses valued at Php 750*

* TERMS AND CONDITIONS APPLY

It is an initiative to help sustain the livelihood of our salesgirls and partner sewers, after our physical stores were abruptly closed in March due to the pandemic. Our goal is to save the incomes of 13 people and their families, and help give them some financial stability in these extraordinarily difficult times.

 

Those who joined this initiative by purchasing a P500 Voucher may exchange it for Fifteen (15) Purses (valued at P750). The purses are all cut, assembled and sewn locally. Most of them are made from fabric scraps that we recycle to minimize the waste in our production process.

 

Each Voucher will be for one time use only, non-transferable, and exclusive of shipping fees. You may purchase as many Vouchers as you want! All Vouchers have no expiry date and may be redeemed for online orders only.

 

We would like to reiterate that we are not making any profit from this initiative. Through our years in the retail business, we have managed to weather all kinds of ups and downs. But this pandemic is something else. It is unprecedented. And we worry that our salesgirls and sewers, along with thousands of other workers in Manila, will be hit hard the most. We would like to believe that we are fair employers and that during times of need, maasahan nila kami at kayo.

 

To those who joined #PurseForSewers, maraming salamat  :-)

A message to those who already purchased :)

Thank you so much for your support!

 

Update as of July 13, 2020

The second batch of purses are expected to be finished and posted by end of July. If you would like to redeem non-purse Fab Manila items, kindly email us at fabmanila@gmail.com so we can send you the coupon code for this.

Thank you!

Update as of June 6, 2020

We have already made available for redemption, the first batch of purses. The voucher code has been emailed to indiviual voucher holders. The second batch of purses is already in production and we hope to release it by mid-July 2020.

 

*****

Right now, our partner sewers in Cainta, Rizal are still in the process of making 6,000+ purses. Unfortunately, Rizal is still on total lockdown at the moment which means non-essential goods cannot pass through checkpoints. It is not possible yet to send them more fabrics to finish all 6,000+ purses.

 

It was a blessing in disguise that, prior to the lockdown, we sent them materials for production. This has made all the difference because during quarantine, they were able to continue to sew and make a living. Because you purchased a voucher, you helped make this transition to a new normal possible. As of May 8, 2020 they have already finished about 3,200 purses. We need to send them additional fabric so they can finish more.

 

The problem is we do not know when the Rizal lockdown will be lifted. But rest assured that we are doing all that we can to finish the purses as soon as possible. Kindly give us a month after Rizal lockdown is lifted so the sewers can finish cutting and sewing fabrics. The next step is attaching of snap buttons and taking photos for posting online. You see, for such a small product, it literally takes a village from start to finish.

 

We hope you understand and we thank you immensely for your generosity and patience! We would like to be fully transparent so photos/videos will be regularly posted in our social media accounts. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook so you can get first dibs once the purses are posted online!

Updates on #PurseForSewers

Fab Manila added a new photo.

June 6

Hello, fellow Plant Moms 🌱 This is Jen also known as @condogardening. I am so tempted to keep one of this for myself haha! I forgot to mention in our earlier post that even if you don't have a voucher you can still purchase the purses at its regular and very affordable price of 50 pesos. ALL HANDMADE WITH LOVE DURING ECQ. 💚 #PurseForSewers

Fab Manila added a new photo.

May 23

Yesterday we were able to successfully send more fabrics to our partner sewers in Cainta, Rizal. This morning, they told us they were *excited* to go back to work and resume sewing purses and face masks. What a blessing they are to us! 😭 Some days you just have to celebrate the small wins. Because those are the things that will keep you going.

 

Labaaan! 🇵🇭 #PurseForSewers

Fab Manila added a new photo.

May 8

#PurseForSewers update ❤

 

These photos were sent to us by Salve, one of our partner sewers in Cainta, Rizal. We were introduced circa 2007 I think. She is an amazing (and efficient!) cutter and sewer. Honestly don't know what we would do without her.

 

Who are you grateful for today?

Fab Manila added a new photo.

April 1

Hello from Ate Riza 🖐

 

Happy to report that there are now 4 sewers working on 600+ purses this week. Thank you for supporting #PurseForSewers! Our hearts are smiling and we hope yours are too. ❤

Fab Manila added a new photo.

June 6

#PurseForSewers update. The first batch of Purses (70+ designs) are now available for redemption at the website!! We just finished sending all 178 emails lol. 🤪 Kindly note that the voucher code we emailed you is for redeeming purses *muna*.Kindly note that the voucher code we emailed you is for redeeming purses *muna*. If you purchased a voucher with the intention of availing 20% discount on other Fab Manila items (not purse), we will be sending you a different code for this next week. .... See More

Fab Manila added a new photo.

May 22

Purses individually patterned and cut by our ATC salesgirl, Genalyn. She made this at home for the past month and half. We met today for turnover. Next challenge is sending these to our partner sewers in Cainta. Riders are a bit difficult to book the past few days, so please bear with us as we try to navigate the logistics of this new normal. Slow production has become even slower. ❤ Taking it one day at a time, one task at a time. #PurseForSewers

Fab Manila added a new photo.

May 8

Pushing 6,000! 😱 All the materials and scrap fabrics we have on hand pre-lockdown has been sewn into Purses already. We have about 3,200 waiting to be sent to our sewer who specializes in attaching snap buttons..as soon as the lockdown in Rizal is lifted. Our salesgirls are still receiving allowances despite no work. Thank you for helping make all this possible! AMDG ❤

Fab Manila added a new photo.

March 28

Just finished sending out a bunch of emails and talking to some of our partner sewers. Grateful that two weeks on, everybody seems to be okay and healthy. That in itself is a huge blessing! Some of the sewers in Cainta already have their quarantine passes, and can hopefully start sewing purses by next week. Can't tell you how much this means to us, and to them. A sense of normalcy and continuity, in a very fast changing world. We are just glad to be working and doing something useful .... See More

Fab Manila added a new photo.

June 6

70+ purse designs available for redemption at the website! 😍😍😍

Thank you everyone for helping us out at a time when we needed it most. Our salesladies and partner sewers are very happy and grateful for the income they received during lockdown. The past 70+ days have been surreal, brutal and challenging all around. But you helped a lot of families get through it. Thank you so much!!! ♡ Love, Jen & Sheila

Fab Manila added a new photo.

May 8

#PurseForSewers update ❤

 

These photos were sent to us by Salve, one of our partner sewers in Cainta, Rizal. We were introduced circa 2007 I think. She is an amazing (and efficient!) cutter and sewer. Honestly don't know what we would do without her.

 

Who are you grateful for today?

Fab Manila added a new photo.

April 21

Some of the Purses that were cut and sewn recently. More to be finished this week. ❤ #PurseForSewers

Fab Manila added a new photo.

March 23

The first batch of fabrics that are going to our salesladies this week for cutting! It is a bit of a challenge logistics wise, with all the checkpoints in metro manila, but I believe (in God's grace) that we can find a way. Genalyn, our saleslady in Alabang Town Center, got her package yesterday. One down, three to go. 😁
 

All of these fabrics are equivalent to about 1,000 purses. We also have word that our .... See More

fabmanila-logo.png

Making Pretty Things Since 2003

© 2020 by Fab Manila