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10 Pinoy Home Products You Can Find At This Makati Weekend Fair

Experience the best of the Philippine weaving industry at this year's HABI Fair

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Photography: HABI Fair

This October, the HABI Fair returns once more with a bigger and more diverse variety of creatively designed products, as well as more exciting events for exhibitors and customers alike.

The trade event’s foremost aim is to showcase the artistry of indigenous weavers hailing from different parts of the Philippines. With the theme “WOVEN Voyages: 8th LIKHANG HABI TEXTILE FAIR 2018,” the event was organized by HABI: The Philippine Textile Council, and will pay tribute to the traditional weaving industry of the country.

This year’s fair is the biggest to date, with a line-up of more than 80 exhibitors, both from weaving communities in the Philippines and in different countries in the ASEAN region. Another highlight in this year’s event is the Lourdes Montinola Piña Prize, which recognizes exceptional pineapple fiber weaving. The award, named after Lourdes Montinola, who authored the book Piña which presents pineapple cloth as a natural treasure, will be given to three artists and artisans, whose works will be exhibited throughout the duration of the fair.

Take a look at some of the products that you will find at the HABI Fair this year:

Pillows by Abek Home + Culture


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Kat Palasi, a photographer and the founder of Abek Home + Culture, established the brand to introduce and showcase the rich textiles that speak of Filipino culture and identity, through home products as well as women’s clothes.

Bicol basket by Abre Linea


Abre Linea is a social enterprise which provides sustainable livelihood opportunities for indigenous communities in Samar and Leyte. The brand, which was founded by a group of high school friends, offers products created by local artisans.

Designer chair and home décor by JunkNot!


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JunkNot!, a social enterprise founded by Willie Garcia in 2011, focuses on taking plastic waste and transforming them into designer chairs and other kinds of furniture.

READ: This Pinay Exhibited Her Up-cycled Furniture At Paris Design Week

Throw pillows and chairs by Liwayway Handicraft



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These colorful printed throw pillows and printed chairs from Liwayway Handicraft are sure to liven up your living area!

Teddy bears by Natalya Lagdameo


Aside from creating jewelry, interior designer Natalya Lagdameo also focuses on designing and manufacturing furniture, as well as stuffed toys like these teddy bears, made of indigenous fabrics.

Macrame plant holders by Rope Republic


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Add charm and flair to your indoor (or outdoor) garden by placing your pots inside these hip, macrame plant holders.

Throw pillows by Yakang Yaka Barter



Founded by Kelly Mortensen in 2011, Yakang Yaka Barter focuses on promoting sustainable and ethical fashion pieces created by weavers from Mindanao. The brand also collaborates with other designers and stores to create decorative items for the home.

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Aside from the promotion of indigenous weavers, HABI: The Philippine Textile Council has also adopted the advocacy of helping revive the use of cotton textiles, which are more organic and sustainable, in the weaving industry. To this end, the fair also offers HABI Grow Kits, which gives customers the opportunity to grow cotton plants inside their own homes.


The HABI Textile Fair 2018 will be held on October 12 to 14 at the Activity Center of Glorietta Mall in Ayala Center, Makati City. Follow HABI on Facebook for updates. 

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