TACLOB #REDvolution: Buy COMPASSION backpack, give COURAGE survival backpack to 'Yolanda' survivors

The Super typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) survivors are getting back on their feet. They are fighting to rebuild their homes, their families, their lives.

TACLOB, a collective of artists, designers, social workers, and entrepreneurs have partnered with survivors/businessmen in establishing a social enterprise dedicated in providing jobs for disaster survivors.

In a video produced by Jourdan Sebastian, the survivors said that what they "need the most are jobs."

As a first initiative, the organization will be training survivors to make eco-friendly and disaster resilient bags.


COMPASSION backpack is designed to be weather-resistant. It is an iconic, bright red, 50% upcycled backpack which is made of pre-loved jeans, high grade Japanese truck tarpaulins, genuine YKK zippers, military-grade nylon thread for all stitching and stylish leather lash tabs.

Its interior jeans large pocket can fit a 13" Macbook or any standard folder.

For every COMPASSION bag that you get, a Haiyan child survivor will receive a  specially designed backpack that will  prepare them in case of an emergency like a tsunami, storm surge and tidal waves.


COURAGE is a multifunctional survival backpack that will equip young children to float.

Designed by a team of bag makers and designers, this backpack utilizes two empty two-liter PET bottles strapped to the side of the bag to enable a child to float. The bag also includes reflective striping on its front and back that enhances visibility at night, or in times of search and rescue operations. 

The team launched the campaign Thursday, May 8. It aims to raise $157,500. The campaign will be closed on June 7.


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