“There is an abundance of beautiful fabrics in the Philippines and we want to show that these fabrics from different corners of the Philippines can be a part of our modern lifestyle,” says HABI President Adelaida Lim.
She also shared that their organization is also busy preparing a weaving contest for aspirants under 30 from all walks of life! Watch out for that, too. To add, another highlight of the fair is the awarding of the 2nd Lourdes Montinola Piña Prize, which recognizes exceptional craftsmanship and mastery of the delicate process of turning pineapple threads into works of art.
The photos that follow are of the beautiful textiles I saw at the sneak peek. But they will have more than just buy and sell at the fair. They will also have weaving workshops and Baybayin workshops! They will also feature cultural dance and other elements of traditional Filipino culture at the fair.
They also had CMV Tsokolat at the sneak peek to let us try chocolates with Filipino flair. Thank you!