This Fair Showcases the Best of Philippine Weaving

The Likhang HABI Market Fair is now on its 8th edition.

(SPOT.ph) Philippine textile is known for its intricacy and quality craftsmanship, and it's no surprise that our local fabrics are making waves the world over. HABI: The Philippine Textile Council recognizes the importance of preserving, promoting, and enhancing this art and supporting local weavers, and one of their initiatives to help keep the industry alive is the annual Likhang HABI Market Fair. This three-day event, which runs from October 12 to 14 at the activity area of Glorietta, Ayala Center Makati, is a showcase of Philippine-made textile products by traditional weavers from all over the Philippines, including Kalinga, Ifugao, Mindoro, and Basilan.

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It’s finally that time of year! After much anticipation from everyone! We are proud to announce that the 8th Likhang HABI Market Fair will be back at Glorietta Activity Center on October 12-14, 2018! - Join us on this exciting WOVEN VOYAGE as we present for the FIRST time a much larger Fair with over 100 vendors and weaving communities including ASEAN Inernational Textile brands from all over ASIA  occupying the two activity centers in Glorietta. . . . Shop for sustainable quality products, meet the weavers from different ASEAN countries, see our wonderful textiles, weavers and artisans. We have a large program of activities occupying two stages. Help us support Philippine hand-woven traditional textiles! . . . Please share to help us all support our non- profit organization and HABI group if volunteers who assist weaving communities. Help keep our textile tradition alive. Let's keep continue their weaving for all of us! - Our HABI Philippine cotton advocay will be present with wonderful PH cotton textiles. Supporting our local farmers. - See you all there! - THE 8th LIKHANG HABI MARKET FAIR  October 12 -14, 2018  10AM - 9PM  Glorietta Activity Center, Makati City - #HabiFair2018 #SupportTheHabiLifestyle #LoveTheHabiLifestyle #HabiCottonRevival

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This year's edition puts a focus on women weavers with the theme, “Woven Voyages: 8th Likhang Habi Textile Fair 2018.” With more than 80 exhibitors taking part in the event, expect colorful merchandise that use natural fabrics, such as items by Filipina artist and designer Dita Sandico, bags by the Yakans of Basilan, and hand-woven blankets, covers, and napkins by Ilokanos. 

Products from Interweave feature a mix of intricate and quirky patterns
PHOTO BY Courtesy of Likhang HABI Market Fair
Yakang Yaka is owned by Kelly Mortensen, a Filipino-American who promotes the works of Mindanaoan weavers.
PHOTO BY Courtesy of Likhang HABI Market Fair

Exhibitors include established brands such as as Rurungan sa Tukod Foundation, Interweave, Yakang Yaka, Manila Collectible, Casa Mercedes, Filip+Inna, Gifts & Graces Foundation, Good Luck, Humans, La Herminia Piña, Liwayway Handicraft, Creative Definitions, Kalinga Weaving, and Ayala Foundation, Inc.

For the first time, the show will include textile exhibitors from Brunei, Indonesia, Myanmar, Malaysia, and Vietnam. Aside from exhibiting the works of our neighboring countries, there will also be loom-weaving demonstrations, cultural dances, musical performances, and food tasting. Guests will also be entertained with a fashion show and a concert by the St. Scholastica’s College School of Music.

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Another highlight of the fair is the awarding of the Lourdes Montinola Piña Prize to the chosen exhibitors, which recognizes exceptional piña weaving.

For more information, visit HABI The Philippine Textile Council's Facebook page

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