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Frequently asked questions

Of the price I pay, what portion goes to the mothers? And what happens with the rest?

  • The price you pay consists of taxes, retail margins and the price we receive. We can only account for the price we receive. Of this, our aim is to have roughly 40% to go to the mothers in the form of salary and foundation support. The rest goes to materials, logistics and overhead costs.

What are the bags made of?

  • Our beach bags are made of Inabel textiles, water repellent material and canvas. The Inabel textiles are handwoven with traditional, century-old patterns, made of cotton or a cotton-polyester combined weave.
  • We purchase materials mostly from small Filipino businesses in Marikina and Divisoria, Manila’s famous thriving small business quarters. The woven materials come from different organizations in Ilocos, a province north of Manila.

Will other colour combinations become available soon?

  • Yes, we are working on other colours.  However, since we depend on many small suppliers who have unpredictable stocks we cannot promise anything. Most colour combinations will therefore be limited editions and you will just need to check online what is available. If you have special requests, please send us an email and we can inform you when a preferred colour will become available.

I would like to see the product real life before making a purchase decision. How can I do that?

  • Please send us an email with your location and which product you are interested in and we will see what we can do.

I want to help these communities too. How can I do this?

  • Please reach out to the foundations we work together with. Their contact details are on our website and they welcome all forms of support.
  • Support us in selling our products. The more we sell, the more families we can help!

My product looks different from the pictures online.

  • All products have been made by hand and are therefore unique, which causes slight differences between the products.

What are the transportation costs?

  • Within the Netherlands, we ask 5 euro to cover for transportation.
  • If you order from elsewhere, this will depend on your location.
  • Within Manila, we use Lalamove for delivery, and price depends on location.

I made an error in my order. How can I change this?

  • Please send a message to whats app or an email to and we will take it from there.

I want to return my product.

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I have feedback or a complaint.

  • We take every effort to please you with our products and our service. If you feel this has not been done well, or you have ideas on how we can improve, please send us an email

What are the bags made of?

  • Our beach bags are made of Inabel textiles, water repellent material and canvas. The Inabel textiles are made of cotton or a cotton-polyester combined weave.

How do I take care of the bag when it gets dirty?

  • If your bag gets dirty, you can handwash it gently with mild detergent.

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I want to visit the Philippines now. Where do I start?

  • If you visit Manila, booking a tour with Smokey Tours is a great way to get a different view on the city and its inhabitants.