Show your stylish friend some love with these fashion-forward pieces from Filipino designers
Hoop there it is
Fringe hoop earrings handmade by the empowered Filipino women of Tejo’s social enterprise (P500). Common Thread Power Plant Mall and Greenbelt 5.
It takes three days to fix the pattern on the loom and another four days to weave a meter of the Yakan weave. Ines shorts by Linea Etnika (P3,600).
Each component of the Lucky Buttons Necklace by Good Luck, Humans is painstakingly handmade and helps provide employment to impoverished communities (P1,600).
Tin Wrap by Linea Etnika. Made of Tausug weaves from Sulu, it’s traditionally woven as a Panda (sash/belt), but has been repurposed into a modern wrap (P3,300).
The shoe thing
Black beaded and multicolor pompom mules designed by Zarah Juan and handbeaded by the Bagobo Tagabawa tribe (P4,000 each). Zarah Juan, 156 MGF Champaca Building, Amorsolo St, Makati.
Orange is the new black
Filipino women with this pompom clutch by Tejo (P800). Common Thread Power Plant Mall and Greenbelt 5.
Contemporary local art
Pompoms and tassels on large 18k gold hoops by HeyJow (P2,999).
Classic Tagpi skirt (P2,999) and Kantarines weave tie (P999) by Anthill, a contemporary sustainable fashion brand supporting the preservation and promotion of hand-loomed fabrics. Tesoro’s, Arnaiz Avenue, Makati or Pedro Calomarde St cor Acacia St Gorordo Avenue, Lahug, Cebu.
This article first appeared in the November 2017 issue of Smile magazine.