About the organization

A Bambowtie is a hand-carved bamboo bow tie. Bambowtie products are handmade by community members from Gawad Kalinga located in Victoria, Tarlac.
The organization was founded by Bryan Benitez-McClelland a Filipino-American social entrepreneur. Bryan also founded Bambike, a social enterprise making bamboo bicycles. The bambowtie are actually made of upcycled materials from the bambike building process. The fabric is sourced from local indigenous tribes.

Business Category

Retail & Ecommerce

Business Sub-Category

Fair Trade, Filipino handcrafts, Clothing & footwear

Year Founded


What makes it a social enterprise?

Part of the profits are reinvested into the Gawad Kalinga community where the bambowtie are made. Funds are focused on education programs such as building a playground, sponsoring a teacher's salary, contributing to a scholarship fund for the children and a weekly feeding program.
The production of bambowtie also helps to provide sustainable employment opportunity to builders of the Gawad Kalaing community.

What is its social cause?
Who does it impact?


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Phone Number

+63 (2) 525 8289


Real St. corner General Luna St.
Intramuros, Manila,

Where is Bambowtie in Philippines

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