Pauline Estevez and Diana Bautista have always wanted to start a social enterprise with the weavers. However, they’ve always thought that since they both have full-time jobs, starting a business might be difficult to do. What pushed them to finally open their brand, The Habi Project, though, was the Taal eruption back in January, which affected many of Batangas’ weavers.
To help them, Pauline and Diana reached out to them and started selling their products privately. This was until February, when they were finally able to launch their official Instagram account.
The Habi Project takes pride in offering distinct and unique textiles hand-woven by our local weavers. Although they now offer a number of products, they still consider their Blankets as their specialty. Made of abaca and cotton, these blankets can keep anyone warm and cozy, and are versatile enough to be used as a picnic mat, as table runners, beach mats, and more. They also come in two sizes – small and large – so there’s something for everyone, depending on what they need!
Aside from the blankets, The Habi Project recently launched their Tote Bags, as well as their Throw Pillow Covers, which can be the perfect addition to your spaces. They’ve also introduced their Pinya Habi, which is made with pinya fibers, and is perfect for those who want to bring something premium and more sophisticated into their living spaces.
Check out some of their items below:
- Small: P699
- Large: P1199
- Tote Bag: P300
- Throw Pillows: P480
- Pinya Habi: P2500
How to Order
To order, you may check out The Habi Project’s Instagram page, and fill up the order form from their Highlights. Payments can be via GCash or Online Bank Transfer (BPI), and shipping is via Grab Express, done every Saturday.
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All photos are courtesy of The Habi Project.