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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 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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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