By Patricia Bianca S. Taculao

In celebration of its 10th year, HABI: The PhilippineTextile Council linked with Shangri-La mall for the first time to commemorate the country’s colorful culture artistically translated on woven materials.

Dubbed “A PoP Up of Culture Fair,” the event is aimed towards highlighting and preserving Philippine heritage, while promoting the preservation and development of the local textile industry as well of as the weaving communities throughout the country.

“We want to continue to pay homage to the very makers of the indigenous Filipino textile who are responsible for the development and growth of our locally woven products,” said HABI Chair Maribel Ongpin.

Apart from having a trade fair where local weavers can market their goods, the event also features a book signing with the authors of the HABI book series.

One ticket for the event is equivalent to one purchase of the two books published by HABI and The Museum Foundation, which will be available at the HABI Book Corner throughout the event.

Every purchase allocates a percentage for the conservation and growth of the local textile industries, along with the other advocacies that The Museum Foundation supports.

“More than presenting our unique and varied indigenous fabrics, we also aim to educate the public about how important it is to support our traditional textile industry,” said HABI President Adelaida Lim.

Lim added that the event, along with the published books on weaving, will show both the local and global audience that the indigenous textiles can be a part of a modern lifestyle.

Catch the three-day event from June 28 to 30 at Shangri-Plaza’s Level 2 Grand Atrium, Main Mall Wing.