About the organization
Taclob manufactures an environmentally friendly & weather-resistant backpack called COMPASSION. The backpack is made of upcycled jeans and high-grade Japanese tarpaulins. For each COMPASSION backpack sold, Taclob provides a COURAGE backpack, which doubles as a flotation device, to a student in need impacted by the Haiyan hurricane in Philippines. The COURAGE backpack is filled with school supplies and made from water resistant fabric & reflective stripe.
Retail & Ecommerce
Green products, Filipino handcrafts, Jewelry, bags & accessories
What makes it a social enterprise?
In addition to giving COURAGE backpacks to student Haiyan survivors, the bags are manufactured by workers of the communities impacted by the Haiyan hurricane. Taclob is committed to creating jobs for these affected groups, and also provides supplementary training to help workers develop new skills.
Profits from COMPASSION backpack sales are also re-invested in order to hold workshops on disaster preparation for the communities.
What is its social cause?Employment development & skills training, Education
Who does it impact?Disaster affected groups, Youth
Resources to learn more about Taclob
[Rappler] 'Taclob': Spreading enterprise with compassion after Yolanda
[Pacifiqa] Taclob: Giving jobs to Yolanda survivors one bag at a time
[When in Manila] Taclob’s COMPASSION Backpack: One-of-a-kind Bag Made by Survivors of Typhoon Haiyan
[Adobo Magazine] TACLOB UPCYCLES BACKPACKS FOR DISASTER RELIEF
[Homegrown] Building The Social Enterprise Capital Of The World