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MUNI & Bo’s Coffee Brew Conversations on Women Weaving Change

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Last March 22, MUNI tied up with proudly Pinoy brand Bo’s Coffee to host the coffee chain’s first BrewPH conversation: Women Weaving Change.

BrewPH Women Weaving Change

Given our mutual love for homegrown, and for Philippine textiles, as well as it being women’s month last March, we decided to celebrate women, our homegrown weaves, and how entrepreneurship keeps these rich handicraft traditions alive. 🙂

Philippine indigenous textiles
Various Philippine indigenous textiles and textile products including Gaddang, Yakan & Inabel textiles and a bag from Vesti, footwear from Tala Luna, and a skirt from Ili.
Flats with indigenous textiles from Tala Luna
Flats with indigenous textiles from Tala Luna
Calado embroidery from Lumban and pina blouse from Tepina
Calado hand embroidery from Lumban, Laguna and multi-way pina blouse from Tepina Fabric

The afternoon was full of insightful conversation about the textile and craft industry of the Philippines, and we’re really just skimming the surface, as so much has yet to be learned and discovered, and so many more people to be made aware of the richness of our handicraft traditions.

The conversation featured:

– Jeannie Javelosa: Curator of the Yuchengco Museum, Co-founder of EchoStore, Director and President of ECHOsi Foundation, Inc.
– Rambie Katrina Lima: Treasurer of HABI The Philippine Textile Council, Marketing Specialist for Rurungan Sa Tubod Foundation
– Lenora Luisa Cabili: Founder and Creative Designer of Filip + Inna
…and was moderated by Jen Horn, Chief Collaborator of Muni and Creative Director of TALA LUNA.

Rambie Lim, Lenora Cabili, Jeannie Javelosa, Jen Horn
From L-R: Rambie Lim, Lenora Cabili, Jeannie Javelosa, Jen Horn

Our heartfelt gratitude and appreciation goes out to Bo’s Coffee CEO Steve Benitez, and his marketing team, and their support for all things homegrown.

Our special thanks also go out to Adi Yapyuco for the wonderful photos in this post and in our Facebook album, and to Jem Vergara and her team for the video below.

Women Weaving Change by MUNI & Bo’s Coffee from Muni PH on Vimeo.

This is just the jump-off point for many more discussions on our homegrown traditions, and we intend to put together more learning events to educate entrepreneurs and consumers alike, and work together towards preserving and promoting Philippine weavings and crafts.

Connect with us for updates on events like these, and other events on mindful living by signing up for our mailing list, following us on Twitter, liking us on Facebook, and joining the Muni Facebook group! 🙂

Women Weaving Change with MUNI and Bo's Coffee
Guests of Women Weaving Change with MUNI and Bo’s Coffee

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