ANTHILL Fabric Gallery

About the organization

ANTHILL is a cultural gallery and workshop that features unique handwoven fabrics and crafts. At the ANTHILL Fabric Gallery, visitors can buy unique fabrics, accessories, handbags, jewelry pieces, small gifts, and handmade dolls. The gallery also showcases creative uses of handwoven fabrics into modern pieces, enlightening visitors with new perspectives on how traditional fabrics can be integrated into the everyday Filipino's modern fashion and lifestyle.

Business Category

Retail & Ecommerce

Business Sub-Category

Filipino handcrafts, Jewelry, bags & accessories, Clothing & footwear

Year Founded

2010

What makes it a social enterprise?

ANTHILL stands for Alternative Nest and Trading/Training Hub for Ingenious/Indigenous Little Livelihood Seekers. It is a social enterprise with cultural tradition/identity and ethical fashion at the heart of its cause. ANTHILL works with multiple weaving communities within the Philippines (such as the Visayas, Mindanao, and Luzon) to purchase their raw materials, and then works with local designers, organizations and entrepreneurs to fashion these indigenous fabrics into modern and stylish items which are then sold in the open market.

Therefore, proceeds from each purchase not only promote the unique fabrics and weaving traditions native to the Philippines, but also go towards creating sustainable livelihoods for rural and indigenous communities.

What is its social cause?
Culture, Entrepreneurship & local business development, Rural development
Who does it impact?
Rural Communities, Aboriginal / Indigenous groups, Women

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