Traditional weaves for a contemporary lifestyle

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One of the traditional weaves featured in Makati Shangri-La’s exhibit in celebration of women weavers and local artisanship for International Women’s Month.

GREAT WOMEN has partnered with Makati Shangri-La, Manila for a month long celebration of International Women’s Month focusing on women weavers and food producers, celebrating local artisanship and revitalizing Philippine culture.

Currently on view at the hotel lobby is Tapestry: Innovations & Inspirations, A Textile Collection exhibit featuring local Philippine textiles from different cultural weaving communities, as well as women cooperatives. The collection features new expressions by traditional weavers eager to embrace innovations in design, material and motifs. Traditional textiles are revitalized for the use in a contemporary lifestyle. It is on view until March 31.

A highlight of the month is a fashion show unveiling the GREAT Women 2019 Spring Summer Collection, contemporary urban wear of handwoven textiles made by community weavers around the Philippines. This will be on March 30, 3 p.m., at the Lobby Lounge. The event will also feature Filipino High Tea using sustainable ingredients from women producers of ECHOStore. Table reservations are suggested (P1,600++ for two persons).

The month ends with a three-day trunk show on March 29 to 31, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., at the Makati B Function Room. This features lifestyle fashion apparel and accessories by GREAT Women under the GW label. Partner fashion designers and brands who have collaborated using GREAT Women textiles will showcase their capsule collections especially for this event.