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Likhang Habi Fair 2023
The 13th Likhang Habi Market Fair, organized by the HABI: Philippine Textile Council, a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and promotion of endemic threads, textiles, and fabrics, is back for another exciting year.

With the theme "World of Woven Wonders," this highly anticipated event brings together more than 70 artisans, craftsmen and designers for a three-day event - October 13 ,14 and 15 at the Glorietta Activity Center, Glorietta Mall in Makati City.

The 13th edition of the annual fair promises to be bigger and better than ever before, with vendors of established as well as upcoming brands coming from NCR, the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR), Central Luzon, the Bicol Region, Mimaropa (Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon and Palawan) Cagayan Valley, Ilocos, the Visayas, Zamboanga, Davao, the Caraga Region, Northern Mindanao and Bangsamoro Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao.

Vendors will be showcasing handcrafted products ranging from exquisite textiles, fashionable shoes made from sustainable materials, limited edition bags, fashion accessories, contemporary home decor, and stunning jewelry pieces. This diverse array of products reflects the incredible craftsmanship and creativity that defines Philippine culture.

The Likhang Habi Fair serves as a fundraising event for the organization. Alongside grants from private and government entities, the proceeds from this event play a pivotal role in funding projects aimed at preserving, promoting, and propagating endemic threads and textiles. By creating sustainable connections with designers, distributors, and other market agents, the organization ensures that cultural arts and practices are preserved in the face of rapid globalization.

The Likhang Habi Fair is inviting all shoppers both locals and tourists to visit them this weekend October 13 to 15, 2023 at Glorietta Activity Center, Glorietta Mall in Makati City.

Likhang Habi Fair 2023

Likhang Habi Fair 2023

Likhang Habi Fair 2023

Likhang Habi Fair 2023

Top reasons why you should support buying locally made products from the Philippines.

Buying locally made products from the Philippines has many advantages and benefits, both for the consumers and the producers. Here are some of them:

Buying local products supports the Philippine economy and creates more jobs for Filipinos. 
When you buy local, you help generate income for local businesses and workers, which in turn boosts the tax revenue and the gross domestic product of the country. You also help reduce the trade deficit and the dependence on foreign imports.

Buying local products promotes the Philippine culture and identity. 
When you buy local, you appreciate the unique skills, craftsmanship, and creativity of Filipino artisans and entrepreneurs. You also support the preservation and development of local traditions, heritage, and values. You also showcase the diversity and richness of the Philippine culture to the world.

Buying local products reduces the environmental impact of consumption. 
When you buy local, you help save energy and resources that would otherwise be used for transportation, packaging, and storage of imported goods. You also help minimize the carbon footprint and the greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to climate change. You also support the sustainable use of natural resources and the protection of biodiversity in the Philippines.

*All images credited to HABI The Philippine Textile Council + Vicky Veloso-Barrera FB Page 

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