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Hana’s Story

“It was Christmas Eve. The tree glimmered with ornaments, neatly wrapped gifts piled underneath. Our home was brightly lit, Silver Bells played soft...


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…a Brief History…

A Brief History of Handbag Fashion French Style Reticule Handbag 19th Century Fashion 2018 Hermes Barenia Bag A few things you may not know about hand...


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KAMARNI’S STORY

“I have 5 children, 2 boys and 3 girls. We were living in Langsa at the time, about a 9-hour drive from Aceh, with my four children. My oldest d...


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JURINA’S STORY

“I had been struggling to feed my son, Mukram, since at least 2000. It all began when my husband, M. Nazar, was wounded in an incident during th...


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Happy Mother’s Day!

  We hope your Special Day is all you wish for and that you are blessed with joy and happiness and health! Thank you, Mothers, for your important rol...


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NATIONAL NURSES DAY

National Nurses Day is celebrated annually on May 6 to raise awareness of the important role nurses play in society. It marks the beginning of Nationa...


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National Day of Prayer

“Fasting and prayer are religious exercises; the enjoining them an act of discipline. Every religious society has a right to determine for itsel...


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Indonesian Recipe: Lumpia

LUMPIA (Egg rolls) This is the Indonesian version of the spring or egg roll, a version of which you find in most Asian countries. For the filling you ...


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VINA’S STORY

“I was very happy on that morning because that day was a holiday and I was planning to make a cake with my aunt. But then I was surprised when I...


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Last Day Mother’s Day Promo – Recap of Paducah

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AQS Paducah – two more days!

Paducah has always been a great show for us. Having moved our booth into the Expo Center (from the Pavilion, where we’ve been for the last 5 years) ...


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AQS Paducah starts Today!

We are so excited to see you in Paducah! But please remember……   OUR. LAGA. BOOTH. HAS. MOVED. Please don’t look for us in the Pavi...


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Mother’s Day Promo + Paducah opens

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Recap of MQX Quilt Festival

Our Very First Time in New Hampshire was a huge success, thanks to all of YOU! We were overwhelmed by your love and support! We just had to include pi...


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MQX New England: Two More Days

What a blessing it has been to exhibit at MQX New England for the Very First Time! We have met so many wonderful people here! We’ve seen some famili...


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MQX New England starts today!

MQX New England Manchester Downtown Hotel (previously Radisson) Laga booth #192 700 Elm Street Manchester, New Hampshire 03101 Show hours: Wednesday ...


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Laga coming to New England

We are so excited to announce that, for the Very First Time, Laga Handbags will be exhibiting at MQX New England! Having exhibited at their Midwest sh...


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Laga Handbags: A Social Enterprise from the Beginning

When Laga Handbags started in 2004 after the tsunami brought destruction to Indonesia it was a passion, a response for help and a renewed commitment t...


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happy easter!

As Christians, we celebrate Easter Sunday as the day that Jesus Christ came back to life, after having died on the cross on Calvary three days earlier...


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Recap of Lancaster Quilt Show + Recipe

As always, Lancaster was a wonderful show for Laga! We appreciate those of you who came to visit our booth for all of your love and support! We know t...


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AQS Lancaster: 2 more days!

We have been having so much fun at AQS QuiltWeek Lancaster this week! In spite of the crazy snow storm, we were so please to find a nice-sized crowd a...


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AQS Lancaster starts TODAY!

AQS QuiltWeek Lancaster – March 21-24, 2018 Lancaster holds such a special place in our hearts – maybe because it is the Very First Show w...


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Laga is coming to Lancaster

Each year, Laga Handbags loves, Loves, LOVES coming to Lancaster! Exhibiting at this quilt show is always amazing and we are really looking forward to...


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Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

St. Patrick’s Day Fashion & Fun! A Bit O’ History As with many holidays, there is a reason. Diving into the history and the reason for...


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khaera’s story

“I have been working in the Laga workshop (in Aceh) for 1.5 years. My father died a long time ago, so now I live with my mother and my 3 brother...


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Rob Bakker, Laga Photographer

Laga Handbags was blessed four years ago to have befriended a really amazing and talented photographer, a Dutch Indonesian man from The Netherlands, R...


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International Women’s Day!

HAPPY INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY! It is such an honor for us to acknowledge this global day MARCH 8, 2018 dedicated to celebrating women! We are...


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5 most popular laga bags … #1: damai

Damai “peace” has steadily been our most popular Laga handbag over the last ten years. She continues to be popular no matter the season. ...


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5 most popular laga bags … #2: Besar

Besar pronounced “beh-SAHR,” means “great” and is met with “oohs” and “ahhhs” everywhere she goes. Zippers extending d...


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5 most popular laga bags … #3: pagi large

Pagi large “morning” is much more roomy than it appears. Double zippered entry gives you easy access. Flat handles lay comfortably over the shoul...


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5 most popular laga bags … #4: harapan

Harapan, which means “hope,” has quickly become one of our most popular handbags. She comes in three sizes and each has risen in popularity due to...


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5 most popular Laga Bags … #5: selalu

Selalu “always” has, as of late, become one of our most popular shoulder handbags. Roomy and stylish, this bag has two separate zippered c...


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Random Acts of Kindness Day

Did you know that today, February 17th, is Random Acts of Kindness Day? Well, in honor of what I think is an amazing day, we are offering 20% off ever...


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CHINESE NEW YEAR 2018 – YEAR OF THE DOG 

Also known as the Spring Festival, Chinese New Year is an important Chinese festival celebrated at the turn of the traditional lunisolar Chinese calen...


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Happy Valentine’s Day!

  Valentine’s Day in the United States is celebrated on February 14. It is a festival of romantic love and many people give cards, letters,...


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If Blue is her favorite color…

  …what better time to save than Valentine’s Day??   Blue = 25% OFF* Only for today! February 9th all LAGA blue color combinati...


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Valentine’s Day is Coming!

Burgundy = 25% OFF* Beginning today February 5th all LAGA burgundy color combinations will be eligible for the 25% off promotion This offer ends 11:...


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NURLELA’S STORY

“On that Sunday, December 26th 2004, my whole family was at home. We were having a nice breakfast when all of a sudden the heavy earthquake shoo...


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Rice Planting/Harvesting Season

Aceh is now in the throes of rice planting season or as they call it “musem blang” which occurs during the rainy time there. Rice fields (or paddi...


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HOW ARE LAGA HANDBAGS MADE?

This question is posed to us regularly and it is a very interesting question. “How exactly are your Laga Handbags made?” People can see that Laga ...


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RECAP OF ROAD TO CALIFORNIA

We always enjoy it when we exhibit in a local show. Unfortunately for us, there is only one: Road to California. But thankfully it’s a good one!...


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TWO DAYS LEFT!

Today and tomorrow are the last two days! Road to California Quilt Convention Ontario Convention Center 2000 E. Convention Center Way Ontario, Califor...


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First 2018 Show starts today!

We are so excited for this year’s Road to California Quilt Convention to officially open today! The show hours: Thursday, January 18 9am to 6pm Frid...


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Happy New Year!

  We hope you had a wonderful holiday season and had a happy and safe celebration into 2018! We at Laga ended our show season by exhibiting in th...


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Hana: Laga’s heart

Our Laga story is something I convey to everyone who has an ear to hear it. And I tell it with love and compassion and with my heart on my sleeve. But...


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The Life of a Vendor

The Life of a Vendor On the road with Laga Handbags President, Louise van Broekhuizen. Most of the time I don’t mind going to bed after midnight to...


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Laga Handbags coming back to Road to California

Hello Laga Family + Friends!Oh my goodness, has it really been this long since I posted anything on our blog? Between my travels from show to show and...


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UPDATE FROM HANA

We’ve just received another update from Hana, our manager in Aceh!Hana writes:“Our visit to Lhokseumawe this time was a little bit alluring. When ...


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