All our fabrics are handwoven and delicate, some threads are even hand dyed - to maximize their use and make sure they last, we highly suggest that they be hand-washed with warm to cool water with light detergent. Please do not use bleach and please do not rub the fabrics together, just swirl and rinse.
We also suggest that when hanging or packing the items, they be hung or folded inside out as to prevent any snagging of the threads.
We hope you enjoy and love your new piece. You are wearing a piece of art and tradition.
About our fabrics
INABEL & BAGUIO: These weaves are beautifully created by artisans on handlooms and take around 2 months to make. We work with the artisans to design new color combinations and patterns to keep the weave relevant but always supporting and preserving its cultural traditions.
*Fun fact: Inabel was once used as sails on battalion ships as the beautiful and strong textile was said to be able to bring the weavers husbands back alive.
IKAT: Ikat is known for its intricate dying technique used to create distinct patterns and color combinations which are then woven together on a handloom. Ikat is made by resist dyeing sections of the yarn prior to weaving the fabric. We work with one artisan in particular for all our ikat textiles as this artisan dyes and weaves the textile himself as a true artist. Ikat can take around 6 months to be completed from initial color design to dying and weaving.
PATCHWORK: Our patchwork collection was created to address our zero waste policy. We began to create patched items as a way to use all remaining fabric and it soon became a customer favorite. Customers love it as apart from the fun and colorful look, it also represents various communities and regions of the Philippines.