Update Your Wardrobe With These Chic Handwoven Items
(SPOT.ph) When was the last time you wore something handmade, specifically Pinoy-made? Now’s the perfect opportunity to update your wardrobe with items that celebrate local artistry through the seventh installation of the Likhang Habi Market Fair. It is scheduled to happen from October 20 to 22 at the Glorietta Activity Center in Makati City.
As in the previous years, the fair puts the spotlight on the unsung heroes of the local textile industry. “This year, we want to pay homage to the very makers of the indigenous Filipino textile who are responsible for the development and growth of our locally woven products. With their innate creativity and love for the craft, they empower the local Filipino tradition, culture, and customs to thrive in the modern market,” said HABI Chair Maribel Ongpin.
Participating in the three-day event are master weavers and cultural practitioners like Raquel Eliserio, who advocates the revival of the piña-seda weaving industry in Kalibo, Aklan; Irene Bawer-Bimuyag, founder of the Kalinga Weaving enterprise; Marlon Martin who put up the Ifugao heritage school and Save the Ifugao Rice Terraces Movement; and designer Lulu Tan-Gan a.k.a. The Queen of Knitwear. Also displaying their latest products are Akaba, The Manila Collectible, Herman and Co, Risque Designs, and other favorites.
Likhang Habi Market Fair 2017 is from October 20 to 22 at the Glorietta Activity Center, Glorietta, Ayala Avenue, Makati City. For more information, visit The Philippine Textile Council’s website.