Last week, during the hubby's birthday shindig in La Union, we were able to sample a beach blanket that's proudly Pinoy-made. It repels sand, it's allergen-free and has quick-dry properties. It's... Lagu!
Did you know that every year Boracay's shore line is slowly diminishing? Now before you lash out and say "Damn you evil resorts!", let me ask you this: Do you know how much sand per day you, the beach goer, unintentionally displace because your towel's playing backhoe for the summer? A university study estimates about 3 handfuls.
Oh. And please don't tell me you collect it. Have you forgotten? Take nothing but pictures.
Add to that the more obvious factors, overdevelopment and climate change... Mother Nature cannot keep up with her task of replenishing natural sand.
"Lagu aims to be part of the solution by offering beach-goers an environment-friendly alternative to ordinary beach towels."
It sounds like an awesome cause, but how's the product like in real life? Well, It's as awesome as its cause! Indeed, it repels sand. Unlike with an ordinary beach towel, I didn't have to shake off the sand 'til my biceps are toned. In fact our toddler Luna simply picked up the blanket, handed it to me, and I tucked it in my bag. Speaking of packing, it's got a swatch of a cloth stitched on it with buttons (kinda resembles that of an umbrella's), which keeps the Lagu blanket nice and folded. Also, even though it's a roomy 45"x60", it's totally lightweight.
And yeah, it doesn't take a whole sun-drenched day to dry it.
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