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Weaving new life into Iloilo’s hablon

ILOILO CITY -- Connie M. Atijon, a master weaver of Iloilo’s hablon cloth, believes that the younger generation can be enticed to appreciate and keep alive the fading tradition.

Addressing poverty through fashion

Habi Footwear is an enterprise that grew out of a thesis project involving women from a community mired in poverty. “We had an immersion in...

Weavers of hard work and Filipino artistry

By Mark Louis F. Ferrolino, Special Features Writer For the founders of AKABA Ltd. Design Co., being different is not a bad thing — it’s a...

Inaul weaving festival serves as a centerpiece of ARMM tourism

DAVAO CITY -- The second Inaul Festival, which highlights the traditional handwoven textile from Maguindanao, will start on Feb. 14 and this year’s celebration...

Mat-maker, mat-maker, make me a mat

MAT WEAVING, or pagbabanig, is a tradition that has been ignored for the past several years — long enough for an author to declare...