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Meet These Local Brands That Support the Filipino Textile Weaving Community

Meet These Local Brands That Support the Filipino Textile Weaving Community
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Their unique designs hail from a variety of indigenous tribes.

Demand for sustainable fashion has significantly increased over the years, as more and more consumers are practicing accountability when it comes to the environmental impact of their sartorial choices. Sustainability, at its core, honors the work of local artisan communities, ensuring their expertise and rituals in craftsmanship are properly preserved and utilized.

Blending modernity with traditional techniques, you’ll certainly want to bookmark these Filipino brands who put indigenous textile weaving at the forefront of their pieces! Below, get to know them more.

5 local brands that advocate for Filipino textile weaving:

1. KAAYO Modern Mindanao

Straight from the South, Kaayo, which translates to “kindness” in Bisaya, is known for honoring the indigenous tribes of Mindanao by bringing their impeccable weaving skills to the rest of the country and the world. From formal dresses to activewear, they’re a one-stop place for all your fashion needs.

2. Filip + Inna


Since launching the line in 2010, founder Len Cabili has been reimagining the norms of fashion production. Today, her brand Filip + Inna works with several artisan groups around the Philippines to showcase the country’s wonderful diversity through its pieces. You can rest be assured about the quality of every piece they put out, since each of it takes three to four months to make due to its artisanal nature.

3. AMARIE by Anne

For founder Anne Marie Saguil, crafting wearable pieces means putting practicality and artistry together. Armed with knowledge and skills from the time she spent in New York’s fashion industry, she reconnected with her roots and founded a sustainable slow fashion brand called Amarie, spotlighting artisanal resortwear inspired by the Philippine tropics.

4. PNay

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PNay is a craftwork label focused on creating contemporary daywear using Yakan and other indigenous fabrics. On their collection, you’ll find straightforward silhouettes and laidback cuts, making it possible to blend traditional garments into your everyday wardrobe.

5. Masabel Iloco

Born through an advocacy, Masabel Iloco takes inspiration from Ilocos’ rich culture to weave patterns and motifs reminiscent of the town’s gorgeous landscape. Their shop offers striking handmade clothing, tote bags, and footwear made through beautifully-skilled tailoring of their artisans.

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