Hi I'm Jacky, Founder of Borneo Bags
My daughters and I created Borneo Bags to support the last remaining semi nomadic tribe in South East Asia, the Penan, in their fight for survival against deforestation. We are a small kiwi family-run business, based in Mount Eden, Auckland, New Zealand.
Showroom 2/99A Landscape Road, Mount Eden. Visits are by appointment only 0212966019
The IT team Jacky's daughters, Hannah & Sally with their cutie pies.
The peace-loving, semi nomadic Penan tribe are struggling to cope with dramatic changes to their world. The jungle which supplies all their fundamental needs including medicines, shelter and food is disappearing at frightening speed! We help them meet these challenges.
Borneo Bag profits go toward: Education, Food, Family Income, Healthcare, Flood recovery and Child Welfare.
The ladies that weave for us are paid a fair wage with regular financial boosts. Having secure employment is inextricably linked to self worth as well as financial security. Education is essential for them to cope with their changing world.
Penan elder & Founder, Jacky.
One of our wonderful weavers Supang, from Kampong Bahagia
Bulan displaying her handiwork
Jawa venturing out on a hunt with his blowpipe
Reviews and Testimonials
Jasmin on Sep 04, 2021
Ruby Pink Mono Coloured Bag - V impressed!!! ✦ ✦ ✦ ✦ ✦ 5 Stars. I'm delighted with my bag and shall be taking it shopping with me tomorrow ! I was so impressed, I've already ordered and received their beautiful clutch too!
Kerry- Sep 02, 2021
Yoga mat carry bag - Its beautiful - I am thrilled ✦ ✦ ✦ ✦ ✦ 5 Stars
. I love this bag! It looks great with a yoga mat inside it or just as a Sunday market bag. Super practical as I load all my other bits & bobs into it too.
Andrea on July 23, 2021
Yellow Pixel Bag- Perfect, functional and beautiful - no more broken supermarket bags ✦ ✦ ✦ ✦ ✦ 5 Stars
. Really happy with it, it's exactly the quality I expected.
Emily on July 07, 2021
Laptop Clutch- Its gorgeous ✦ ✦ ✦ ✦ ✦ 5. Thank you for the beautiful laptop bag that arrived this week - it fits my computer perfectly and the weave is stunning.
Offical distributor of the Penan Woman Project charity
Focuses on helping the Penan women of Borneo support themselves through weaving..