Driven by its advocacy to preserve and promote the local textile industry, HABI: The Philippine Textile Council continues to provide platforms for local weavers to showcase sustainable and ethical fashion and lifestyle products. Items from the HABI Booth are selected from weaving communities around the Philippines.
The very first HABI Connects collaboration with Bayo integrates beautiful Filipino textiles into the everyday lives of the modern Filipina.
HABI x BAYO Filipina Fashion (R)evolution is a collection of sustainable clothing that features natural fiber textiles in cotton, abaca and pineapple from the weavers of La Herminia in Aklan, Ambensyon weavers in Bulacan, and Argao weavers in Cebu. It also uses weaves of polyester worked with cotton threads to upcycle industry scraps or production offcuts to avert them from ending up in landfills.