Business World: Likhang Habi Aims to Preserve The Textile Industry

LIKHANG HABI, an annual event that promotes “the preservation and creative enhancement of the indigenous textile industry through entrepreneurship and synergy,” returns from Oct. 20-22 at the Glorietta activity center in Makati City. Now on its seventh installment, the fair features master weavers talking about their craft and a forum focused on the revival of the local textile industry.

“We want to preserve develop and modernize the textile industry… because it’s part of [the Philippine] tradition and economy,” Maribel Ongpin, chair of the Philippine Textile Council (Habi) during the launch on Oct. 3 at Hinelaban Cafe in Makati City.

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