Kandama might just be the rebirth of a tradition as the social enterprise aims to preserve handloom weaving in creating fashion pieces through the creative minds of various designers and at the same time provide livelihood for the women of Julongan village in Kiangan, Ifugao.
Kandama gathered women of the said village and created an organization where they will be provided education and formal weaving training in two established temporary weaving centers to provide them additional income.
Apart from developing the community, Kandama also aims to open "an exciting new cultural chapter for the Philippines" in its upcoming launch which will bring together indigenous artisans, cosmopolitan designers, and master weavers where they will showcase their creations.
The collaborators include celebrated fashion designer John Rufo, shoe designer Rani Tolentino, furniture designer Joco Calimlim, Singaporean social enterprise Nomad, Malaysian fashion label Airaz, JCI Manila members Mark Escay and Engineer LA Sevilla, and Ibarra watches by Fransisco Moreno.
The launch will be held on August 19, at The Eye, Green Sun Hotel in Makati City.
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