What is Good Luck, Humans?
Good Luck, Humans is a small design studio started by Apol Massebieau, a textile crafts enthusiast. Most everything you see here was made in her sewing workshop south of Metro Manila. The sometimes unusual, often quirky items were made with some kind of textile-crafting technique derived from quilting, embroidery, smocking, and patchwork.
Born in Manila, the Philippines, Apol's happiest memories involved tinkering around at her mother's sewing shop. She decided that working with textiles would be her life while living in the south of France for 10 years.
Surrounded by Provençal fabrics and vintage linen, she was inspired. She got hold of an old trailer that was used for summer road trips and transformed it into a sewing atelier. She made dresses, bags, and home products. The goods found a market in the handmade website Etsy; and in the artisan markets of Montpellier, Gordes, L’Isle Sur La Sorgue, and Arles.
Now Apol works with sewing communities around the country to make her line of textile products.
Why the name "Good Luck, Humans"?
Our name is our brand, and our wish for mankind. (And because, isn't it catchy?)
What are your products made of?
Right now, we focus on two techniques.
Many of our pieces uses Lucky Buttons. These are made from recycled fabric scraps. We source them from upholstery companies, designers, and hobbyists who would otherwise throw them away. We save these pieces of textile from the landfills. We sort them, cut them, then sew them up into fabric beads. From these beads we make bags, accessories, and furniture.
Just this year, we started doing hand-smocking. Smocking is a very old embroidery technique used to gather fabric with thread, so that the fabric stretches. To most people, smocking is meant for children's clothing. We are taking on the challenge of using them on grownup clothing.
Who makes your products?
All our products are made in-house. We are a small team based in Las Pinas. We make everything in our workshop in southern Metro Manila, with the help of two sewing circles - one in Batangas and another in Las Pinas - and a team of textile weavers.
What payment methods are accepted?
For shoppers within the Philippines, you can pay either through BPI bank deposit, credit card, cash-on-delivery, or Palawan Express.
Shoppers outside the Philippines must pay with a credit card. Currency used in the website is in Philippines pesos, but you will be charged by the credit card company in your currency.
Paypal processes our credit card payments. You do not need a Paypal account to settle your bill.
At the end of the check-out process, a payment page will appear asking you to log in to your Paypal account to settle your bill. Look down on that page and you will see a button that will allow you to pay with a credit card. Click on this.
What if I am not happy with my purchase?
If you are not happy with your purchase, please send us back the item via LBC in its original condition within 5 days. You can exchange it with other items in the store. We will reimburse you the cost of shiping the item back to us.
Please note that all SALE transactions are final.
How do you ship and how much do you charge for shipping?
In the Philippines, it is FREE SHIPPING for a small items such as bags, garments, jewelry, and pillowcases.
Bigger items like ottomans, stools, floor pillows, and bean bags have a shipping fee of P1,000. We use primarily use LBC to ship items.
Internationally (we ship anywhere in the world), we use EMS. It is a registered shipping service run by the Philippine Post Office in partnership with the Singapore Post. The package will get to you in 7 to 21 days.
We only ship clothes, bags, and accessories internationally. We are currently not shipping chairs and pillows internationally.
How else can we contact you?