this is third world.

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this is third world.

15 Sales On Etsy since 2012

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7100islands is taking a short break


Note from shop owner Hi! We're now trading at http://www.lapomme.etsy.com

Please visit us there.

:) Apol and Pierre

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Jan 21, 2013

Hi! We're now trading at http://www.lapomme.etsy.com

Please visit us there.

:) Apol and Pierre


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Finding home

Like most people who have lived for far too long away from home, I suppose I was looking for a way to go back to that place where the sun shines so bright that it gets tired early and sets every day around six; where almost everywhere the air smells of sea; and where palm fronds dance and sing in the time of the monsoon. That would be the Philippines, where I was born. I am now in France, here for almost a decade.

And so 7100 Islands happened because of nostalgia, but don't expect fuzzy lighting and soft everything here. Tropical energies are powerful sources of inspiration. When I was designing the pieces for the first collection, all the bags and the baskets inevitably came out vibrant and fun.

Of course that I had decided to use the authentic ikat woven by the T'boli tribe contributed a lot to the happiness of the pieces. I mean, just look at those colors and patterns!

Why 7100 Islands? That would be about the number of islands comprising the southeast Asian archipelago which provides the materials from which all the objects in my shop are made.

I also chose the name because I plan for this entire thing to be a voyage of sorts, where every collection uses a different material from a different region. For 2013, I am thinking to incorporate in my works woven mats from the center islands. I am excited for the trip!

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  • Apol Massebieau


    Apol started her professional life as a journalist, but somewhere along the way realized that, sewing since she was a little girl and infatuated with traditional crafts since her teens, she had to do her own thing. And so - ta-dahh! - 7100 Islands.

Shop policies

Last updated on August 27, 2012
7100 Islands is about objects fun and modern, with lots of texture and splashes of bright!

It is also about pieces crafted using materials made by tribes and artisan communities in the Philippines, a chain of islands in southeast Asia.

* T'nalak is abaca woven by the T'boli tribe of Mindanao, using the ikat process.

* Hinabol is made from hemp, and handwoven by the Higaonon community, also of Mindanao.

The website: www.7100-islands.com

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Returns and exchanges
If you decide to return your purchase item, please contact us within five business days after receiving the item. It must be posted back within those five days too. Please return it unused, in its original packaging. We will refund you via Paypal, minus the cost of shipping.
We accept only Paypal for all buyers except those who live in France.

Residents of France can pay by a check funded in Euros and issued from a French bank account. The item will be shipped when the check has been received and has cleared.

No Paypal account? No problem! Click on the Paypal link and see that credit card payments are also accepted.
Your purchase will ship in the 3 business after receipt of payment.

We send our products by priority airmail, with a tracking option to most countries. They usually reach their destination in 7 to 14 days, less if you live in Europe. Please be aware, however, that sometimes the postal gods are fickle; some packages can reach their destination after over 20 days. Please be patient.

We will always ship to the address given by Etsy. If you want us to ship to a different address, please indicate this in your Message to Seller. We are not responsible for packages that are undelivered because the address given by the buyer through Etsy is inaccurate.

We will combine shipping for multiple orders, and will issue you a refund via Paypal for overpaid shipping fees.

Customs duties and taxes are the buyer's responsibility.
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