Talk about a new life
Taking ‘support local’ to a whole other level, PH-based apparel store Craftcha is breathing new life to run-of-the-mill harina (flour) bags by turning their raw katsa fabric into everyday essentials.
‘Ang mga Katcha cloth o sako ng harina, ay kinikolekta mulas a maliliit na panaderya ng aming komunidad. Maingat itong nilalabham, pinipili, ginugupit, at sinusulsihan upang awing produkto,’ the store promises.
‘Katulad ng katsa, ang mga retasong tela at lumang damit ay nakukuha naman natin mulas a mga patapong materyales ng kapwa natin maliliit na negostante.’
Equipped with only PHP 500 and the love for sustainable living, Craftcha was born in 2009 after the Typhoon Ondoy disaster. The name is also an amalgamation of ‘craft‘ and ‘katsa‘.
Their katsa clothes range from shorts, dresses, to polos, with prices going for as low as PHP 35 and not over PHP350.
Spot their katsa goods below