The weavers in the remote island of Bohol, Phillipines are stripping the leaves of pandan (Pandamus).
Only the mature leaves are cut leaving the young ones for the next harvest. The leaves are woven mostly by old folks or women who are less educated.
This woven materials are delivered to Glo-Anse's factory for dyeing and cutting. After Pandan woven Pandan leaves are dyed and cut to the shapes needed in making photo frame, boxes, etc., they are delivered to jobout workers in their houses. Whole families are working together to finish the job in a required timetable; for which they are paid per piece. The artisans are people living in urban areas who would not otherwise be able to find job and instead work at home.
After producing an item, the finished piece is returned to the factory for finishing and quality control.
Glo-anse currently provides work to 4 people in their factory, but to 30 or more families that work from their home.
Magic wallet and credit card holder. Throw your cash or business cards into the magical contraption.
The Flip Wallet is both a compact card case and a portable enigma: the seemingly inexplicable way in which it appears to alternate its spine gives the sense of it being either magnetic or magical.
A bill can be placed on top of the crossed bands, and when the wallet's orientation is flipped, is miraculously held in place. Striking self-display packaging contributes to the Flip Wallet's perfect gifting suitability.
Wallet Measures - 4 5/8" high x 3 1/4" wide x 3/4" thick
Available in Colors: Brown, Burgundy, Green, and Pink
Handmade in the Philippines and Fair Trade imported.