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Here's How You Can Shop and Support Local Women Weavers

Wear "pamana" clothes!
Here's How You Can Shop and Support Local Women Weavers
IMAGE Mary Faye Murphy
Wear "pamana" clothes!

Shopping tends to burn a hole in our pockets, although for obvious reasons, we still can't avoid it. But what if we tell you that you don't have to splurge all your savings in order to afford stylish items? In addition, you can even support local indigenous women weavers. Sounds like a good idea, right? Well, we suggest you spend your Friday night with UP Association of Clothing Technology students' (ACTs) fashion auction!

Aptly called Pamana, the fashion auction curates pre-loved items which you can bid on for as low as P50. Starting at a low bidding price, UP ACTs shares that "it’s purely the attendees’ discretion how much they’re willing to pay for a garment." Thus, breaking the belief that price is relative to the item's value. "The act of continuously bidding in itself, creates a connection between the consumer and the product, and places an intrinsic value onto a piece of clothing, an aspect that is considerably lacking within fast fashion."

Furthermore, "Pamana aims to prove that 'secondhand' does not have to compromise style or quality. But more importantly, it is an event intended to create a more personal, thoughtful shopping experience."

You can view the clothes right now through their online lookbook below or examine the roster up close just before the auction starts tonight at 7pm at the UP University Hotel.

Let the shopping commence!

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