Tagbak Mat Weavers Association (TMWA) is a women’s community-based organization in SitioTagbak, Barangay Plandico, Concepcion, Iloilo, which specializes in making delicious bakery products, squid crunches and pandan crafts.

Among its members, 80% is composed of Senior Citizens.

These weavers shifted to weaving Pandan Ecobags in line with LGU Concepcion’s move to ban the use of Single-use Plastics in Concepcion from their traditional pandan mat product, locally known as banig.

The association is a beneficiary of the Department of Science and Technology VI Community Empowerment through Science and Technology (CEST) project which targets to enhance the skills of these beneficiaries and come up with more innovative products. (JRAGabiota)

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