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10 Local Social Enterprises in the Fashion Industry Worth Supporting

The Philippine fashion industry can serve as a platform to help underprivileged communities.
There’s more to fashion than the glitz and glamour. For some businesses, typically referred to as social enterprises, the local fashion industry can serve as a platform to help underprivileged communities by training and recruiting them to become regular employees, and providing
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This Filipina's Heritage Brand Is Helping Tell the Stories of Her People

Bea Constantino is spreading awareness about her rich Sulu heritage through clothes.
Bea Constantino has always been on the go. She used to live in a fast-paced world, working as a professional stylist for 16 years. And with a much-needed break, she's found herself deep in a project that hit too close to home.This Chavacano-Tausug
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This Filipina Aims to Inspire Kindness Through Mindanaoan-Made Clothes

Marga Nograles built Kaayo in the hopes of creatively telling stories of the Mindanaoans.
Being based in Davao seems to have been the best decision that Marga Nograles made. She's able to raise a beautiful family alongside her husband while enriching Mindanao as a haven of high quality and stylish weaves. With Kaayo, a clothing brand she started
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You’ll Love the Happy Vibe of This Local Bohemian Brand

Their button bags and smocked frocks are adorable!
There is something about Good Luck, Humans that makes a person inherently happy. Browsing through their website is a color explosion of bright, cheerful clothing and home furnishings guaranteed to brighten your day. From their chic clutches to their boho-inspired dresses, there’s
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Here's How Catriona Gray Made a Case for Local Textiles at Miss Universe

Local designer Jearson Demavivas tells Preview about all about the indigenous fabrics they used throughout the competition.
Apart from winning the Miss Universe crown, Catriona Gray has succeeded in many ways: For one, she triumphantly put the spotlight on local textiles, not to mention its ethical and proper use for modern wear. Catriona is admired for taking that extra step and for tapping local
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Did VP Leni Robredo Really Wear an Ifugao Death Blanket As A Skirt?

Here's what you need to know.
Vice-President Leni Robredo finds herself in the middle of yet another controversy by allegedly wearing an Ifugao death blanket while leading the Rizal Day rites in Luneta Park last December 30, 2018.Facebook page Luminous by Trixie Cruz-Angeles & Ahmed Paglinawan posted a
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The Upcoming Panasonic Manila Fashion Fest Will Now Be Open to the Public

The biggest fashion week in the metro is back, and now you can watch it for free!
Start your week right and be updated with the latest in fashion! Read on below.Get front row seats to the biggest fashion week in the metro. The Panasonic Manila Fashion Festival returns this October 16 and will be open to the public.
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This Local Designer Is Bringing Mindanaoan Weaves to London Fashion Week

She's putting the spotlight on Mindanaoan weaves.
Every year, The Embassy of the Philippines in London holds a platform to bring the works of emerging Filipino fashion designers under the radar of London’s fashion influencers and trendsetters. Called The Embassy Previews, it aims "to put the spotlight on world-class Philippine brands
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How Local Designers Are Making Local Weaves More Wearable

Local weaves are transitioning to the next generation as an identity of Filipino life that everyone can wear.
"It is an identity. The abel is usually for special occasions when made into clothing, like ceremonial apparel,” says Abra Governor Joy Bernos of her province’s weave, a practice echoed for the most part throughout modern Philippines, each region bearing something of
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Christian Louboutin's Latest Bags Feature Philippine Textiles

Inspired by our very own capital!
Christian Louboutin, the world-renowned designer best known for his iconic red-lacquered soles, has dropped a new line of bags— and guess what? They take inspiration from Manila, our country's ever-bustling capital! The collection is aptly named Manilacaba.IMAGE Courtesy of Neiman MarcusChristian Louboutin worked with the
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You've Never Seen Traditional Filipino Clothing Like This Before

We can't get enough of these!
Being raised in a highly-westernized country, it's not surprising that we view traditional clothing—say Barong Tagalog, Malong, or the Terno—as pieces never to be worn beyond formal events or as costumes. However, it's important that with a heritage as rich as ours,
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Online Store of the Week: Kaayo

This mother-daughter tandem marries traditional weaving with contemporary silhouettes.
Weaving is an art deeply rooted in tradition and is highly regarded locally and abroad for its vibrant and intricate techniques. As this tapestry of culture dates back to the ancient times, a number of designers and entrepreneurs feel a strong sense