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    8 Reasons Why Every “Millennial” Should Own an AKABA Bag

    January 28, 2017 7:00 pm by Eunice Guzon

    Whether you identify yourself as a millennial, ‘kind of’ a millennial, a Gen X-er who’s ‘feeling millennial’, or are in denial and will refuse to be categorized as such, here are eight reasons why Taste.Company recommends you to get an AKABA bag. Millennial. THAT term. Much has been said about […]

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    Obrano: A Piece of Heritage in Our Pockets

    January 23, 2017 7:00 pm by Bettina Bacani

    If you were asked to pick between leather and weaves, which one would you go for? Leather has always been known as a premium item – it is durable, flexible, and can be used for clothing, furniture covers, bookbinding, accessories, and more. Weaves, on the other hand, are the result […]

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    Vesti PH: Introducing the Best Hand-Woven Fabrics of the Philippines to the World

    January 21, 2017 7:00 pm by Eunice Guzon

    By incorporating Mindanao-sourced woven fabrics in their bags, Vesti shows us how some of the best Filipino fabrics can be brought (and literally hand-carried!) anywhere in the world  “Dedicated to directly working with Mindanao weavers in the Philippines to exit poverty, Vesti promotes local hand-woven fabrics combined with high-quality craftsmanship […]

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    Yakang Yaka Barter: Made with Love and Loom

    January 16, 2017 1:51 am by Vicki Abary

    The first time I got acquainted with Yakang Yaka Barter was on a trip to the Malasimbo Music and Arts Festival in Puerto Galera, Mindoro in 2015. I ran into Kelly Mortensen as we were having our bags checked by security. “I love your bags! Where did you get them?” […]

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    PIOPIO: Wear Your Fili-philia on Your Sleeve

    January 5, 2017 1:00 am by Gabriella Galvez

    Inabel tunics, T’nalak clutches, tikog backpacks, gladiator sandals woven by the Mangyan in Mindoro—these are only a few of the Fili-philiac finds at the PIOPIO pop-up store in Greenbelt 5. Gone are the days when “high-quality local goods” could’ve been an oxymoronic phrase. Social media has been bountiful for local […]

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    Empowering Women: Olivia & Diego

    January 4, 2017 7:00 pm by Bettina Bacani

    It’s no secret that women love jewelry. There’s a reason why the song “Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend” was written. Jewelry comes in many shapes, styles, and sizes that can suit every personality. It can make or break an outfit and can give a woman that extra boost of […]

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    Tribe Dreamweavers: Why Local is the New Premium

    January 3, 2017 7:00 pm by Eunice Guzon

    Tribe Dreamweavers: Why Local is the New Premium By integrating a global perspective and modern motifs into cultural fashion products that are sourced and created locally, an emerging Filipino lifestyle brand shows us exactly how and why in today’s fashion scene, local is the new premium. “Located in the Philippines’ […]

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    Cortefiel

    December 27, 2016 7:20 pm by Gabriella Galvez

    The Spanish RTW brand celebrates its first year residing in Philippine shores Text by Gabriella Galvez The –ber months are a convenient excuse to go shopping (yup, the mother of all consumer holidays is fast approaching!), and we can all take advantage of the cooler (and as of recent years, […]

  • Float Like a Cloud with Harlan + Holden’s Camino

    August 10, 2016 1:25 am by Vicki Abary

    Local clothing brand Harlan + Holden aims to give women a simple approach to dressing. It offers beautifully tailored separates in solid hues that can be easily mixed and matched. What better way to complement these fluid lines and silhouettes than with modern footwear that is equally easy to wear? […]

  • The Modern Bride – Part 2

    July 24, 2016 1:55 am by Gabriella Galvez

    Spanish RTW bridal gown brand Rosa Clara proves quality and ‘fast-fashion’ are not mutually exclusive … Read the Modern Bride – Part 1 “Ready-to-wear”, a phrase born in the 20th century, is now so commonplace that it can even be said for wedding gowns: an item of clothing that most […]