Launched in 2019, ILHA is a Philippine bag design studio based in Marikina City.
As we source local fibers, leathers and other natural materials around the Philippines to use for our bags, we simultaneously tell the stories of artisans from Marikina whose love and dedication to their craft bring about stunning and beautiful handmade creations.
We aim to bring back the "Gawang Marikina" seal of quality and excellence in every piece that we have.
ILHA bags are handmade in Marikina City, which is renowned for having the best shoe, bag and leather artisans in the Philippines.
Replacing leather with natural fibers and changing threads for straw and beads, ILHA bags feature intricate designs hand-embroidered by a wonderful team of housewives working from the comfort of their own homes.
Dedicated to excellent craftsmanship, ILHA is able to empower local artisans of the Philippines.
Apart from creating beautiful bags, ILHA’s commitment to continuously support its team and the community by providing work opportunities and a venue for creativity and expression is rooted in its deep love for craft, culture, and country.