Catch Lourd de Veyra, Howie Severino, Manix Abrera and more at Likhang HABI Kalayaan Online Fair
INQUIRER.net / 12:11 PM June 14, 2021
Likhang HABI Kalayaan Online Fair gathers some of the most respected Filipino personalities to lead free, special live discussions on Filipino heritage and culture, and on why we should love and buy local — all these as HABI: The Philippine Textile Council holds another fair where patrons can enjoy more shopping finds from June 12 to 20, 2021 at shophabifair.com.
Streaming live over at @HABIPhilippineTextileCouncil on Facebook and HABI Philippine Textile Council on YouTube, these online talks complement the selection of handwoven and handcrafted, sustainable and ethical fashion and lifestyle products, carefully curated to encourage us to weave local into our new normal.
Award-winning writer, musician and TV personality Lourd de Veyra kicks off the series of talks by casting a light on the power of buying local with All Buy Ourselves: Purchasing Local as an Act of Patriotism on June 12, 3 p.m.
Philippine fashion icon Ditta Sandico who is known for using banaca (a mix of banana and abaca fibers) and Mangyan weaves in her creations, and her style director Raymond Villanueva, give an insider peek into the state of the local fashion industry amid the pandemic and the impactful roles of fashionistas in these difficult times with SALE A VIE on June 13, 5 p.m.
Filipino anthropologist and cultural historian Dr. Fernando “Butch” Zialcita presents a major fashion flashback as he takes us through the history of our baro’t saya and barong tagalog with The Advent of National Costumes in the Philippines and Mexico via the Galleons on June 14, 2 p.m.
Award-winning veteran journalist Howie Severino dedicates an evening to Baybayin, to explain why this ancient script is an important cultural resource and a vital part of the Filipino identity on June 16 at 7 p.m. with Atin ‘to! Baybayin Then and Now.
Pet parents surely want to catch certified dog behavior specialist Jennie Fajardo Peres of Pup Culture as she talks about keeping our furry friends healthy and well with Dog Care Throughout their Life Stages on June 17, 11 a.m.
Popular comic artist Manix Abrera takes audiences through a discussion on the effects of the pandemic on local comics with Bulwagan ng Misteryo! Mga Kwentong Komix ngayong New Normal! happening on June 18, 3 p.m.
Fashion designer Victor Baguilat Jr. of Kandama, a social enterprise that aims to provide economic opportunities to indigenous women of Julongan village in Kiangan, Ifugao shares more about this collective with Promoting Ifugao Weaving Through Social Enterprise on June 19, 5 p.m.
Finally, have an afternoon wind down and learn how sound and music can help us in our healing journey with sound healer Yeyette San Luis’ one-of-a-kind sound bath experience with Music and Sound for Healing on June 20, 3 p.m.
Get updates and registration details on these free online talks on HABI’s Facebook and Instagram accounts.
Aside from live talks, Likhang HABI Kalayaan Online Fair also shares edutainment videos. These include a video from crafty and quirky accessories maker Knitting Expedition on June 13; a special video on Kalinga’s world-renowned mambabatok Whang-Od from the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA); and a spotlight on Intramuros and featured brands like bamboo bicycle makers Bambike and handicraft store The Manila Collectible Co on June 15. On the same day, Silahis Center founder Bob Lane shares the antique shop’s crafts while his son Miguel Lane gives a store gallery tour and shows why it’s a must-visit whenever we’re in Intramuros.