About the organization
Habi Batangan is a social enterprise seeking to enable sustainable change to underprivileged communities in rural Batangas by showcasing the unique artistry of traditional Habi weaving, skillfully crafted by the talented Nanay (Mother) Weavers of Ibaan, Batangas.
Habi weaving is a centuries-old technique of weaving cloth using only the hands and a rudimentary wooden machine, practiced mainly by women. Unfortunately, due to the industrialization of labor, this tradition has all but ceased to exist. They hope to revitalize the handweaving industry in Ibaan by enabling more local artisans through training, facility development, social programs, and providing regular and sustainable income to our Nanay Weavers and their families.
To purchase their handwoven products, email Habi Batangan at [email protected]
Retail & Ecommerce
Fair Trade, Filipino handcrafts, Clothing & footwear
What makes it a social enterprise?
Weaving is an art form that takes a lot of time and requires a higher level of patience and persistence. Habi Batangan aims to bring sustainable change in the lives of women from underprivileged weaving communities in rural Southern Luzon by promoting their scarves and other woven products.