Clare Hynes' Alice box clutch is constructed in a small workshop in Mindanao, Philippines. The fabric used is T'nalak, an indigenous material handwoven by the T’boli people of lake Sebu, Mindanao. T’nalak weaving is a way of life for most of the T’boli women, handed down from generation to generation.
The brass clasp is handcrafted by a husband and wife team also from Mindanao.The hand strap is handcrafted by a group of female artisans in the Philippines. Clare teaches them different techniques and they are able to create and work from home, earning a sustainable income without having to leave their families.