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Kandama Collective Debuts Ifugao Weaves at Paris Fashion Week

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Kandama Collective Debuts Ifugao Weaves at Paris Fashion Week
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Kandama Collective recently brought the spotlight to Ifugao textile at the Paris Fashion Week. The local brand showcased their Fiesta Filipiniana collection at a runway show organized by the International Indigenous Fashion Week in support of their #SaveTheWeave advocacy.

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Kandama, along with other indigenous designers, staged a culturally rich fashion show at the Gustav Salon located at the iconic Eiffel Tower.

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The collection featured proudly Filipino-made pieces, including serpentine gown ternos, terno-inspired suits, voluminous bubble dresses, and statement blazers made from Ifugao textiles and woven by local communities from the Julongan Village in Kiangan, Ifugao.

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Kandama Collective was founded by the Singapore International Foundation with the support of McKinsey & Company under the Young Social Entrepreneurs Program in 2016. It aims to promote Kiangan, Ifugao as a social enterprise where women can have plenty of economic opportunities while preserving the art of handloom weaving. They also aspire to protect the environment through eco-friendly manufacturing practices. The collective is now headed by Victor Baguilat Jr.

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