Habi Batangan provides sustainable income to weavers from underprivileged communities in Batangas by enabling them to showcase their unique artistry of traditional habi weaving. They hope to revitalize the local weaving industry through training, facility development, social programs, and providing regular income to the weavers and their families.
Habi weaving is a centuries-old technique of weaving cloth using only a rudimentary wooden machine and it is practiced mainly by women. Unfortunately, due to the industrialization of labor, this tradition has all but ceased to exist. When it was launched in August 2016, Habi Batangan made it their purpose to provide sustainable income to their nanay weavers.
- Artisans of Batangas, Philippines