Michelle Baldemor has the bloodline of artists belonging in the
distinct Cagandahan (beauty) of Paete, Laguna. Equipped with deep
sense of professionalism, enthusiasm, burning desire for beauty
perfection beyond limit and her unconditional love for daughter
Kathleen, she started Kath's Handicraft in May 2008.
Kath's Handicraft is distinctly different and
locally manufactured handbags and accessories which specializes in
wooden bags exotically designed complimenting her accessories.
Made from local materials such as piña fiber, abaca fiber, acacia
wood, water lilies, pearls, shells, and semi-precious stones,
these fine hand crafted products are created with a burning desire
for perfection beyond limit. Kaths Handicraft products are found
at high-end malls and hotel lobby shops. Kath's was commissioned
to make the crown for the precious Mutya ng Pilipinas (beauty
contest) in 2011.
Michelle initially traded bakya (wooden clogs)
by joining bazaars and eventually she added and ventured into
manufacturing of bags and accessories that she designed. Currently
she is employing students to help them support their studies. She
is also accepting sub-contract with other brands in fashion
accessories. She is planning to extend Kath's line outside the
She is sponsoring a child through a local
children village foundation.
Lendahand partners NPFC are helping Kath's
Handicraft to get more raw materials to boost up production and
support for incoming orders.