Local weaves shine in fashion gala

A fusion of timeless pieces and stunning new designs plus a tradition of elegance, good taste and style were showcased in Habi: Weaving the Fabric of Life held, a fashion gala held recently at the National Museum of the Filipino People. It was a glittering part of the 2nd ASEAN Traditional Textiles Symposium.

Local celebrities, prominent social figures and fashionistas arrived at the museum’s Marble Hall in traditional-inspired formal party regalia, an affirmation of the home-grown textile industry.

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Manila NOW ’09 showcases best of locally made furniture

It is not enough for the local furniture industry to have talented designers who can come up with innovative pieces. These days, going global is the key to success and competitiveness in the international marketplace. To help achieve this goal, the Philippine International Furniture Show-Manila NOW, will hold its 2009 show at SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia Complex from March 5 to 8.

It is the biggest and most comprehensive show staged by the industry every year. The Chamber of Furniture Industry in the Philippines, the organizer of Manila NOW 2009, expects this year’s exhibit to be the destination-of-choice for local and international buyers.

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