The Loom Project hopes to preserve the vanishing art of Filipino weaving. We work with indigenous communities from Abra to Negros to produce handmade, sustainable fashion that blends modernity with tradition. All profits go towards providing looms for the weaving communities who need them most.
Why do what we do?
Where handweaving flourishes, so do Filipinos. Weaving gives many of the artisans we work with financial access to housing and education for themselves and their families. By providing a fair and sustainable source of employment, we hope to combat rural poverty and increase social mobility.
Protects the planet.
It’s no secret that fast fashion is one of the world’s largest pollutants. Using natural dyes and locally sourced cotton where possible, our artisans create timeless slow-fashion pieces you’ll treasure for years and years.
Connects us with our roots.
Filipino weaving is one of the last artistic links we have to our pre-colonial past. We aim to celebrate the rich, diverse cultures that live on in our indigenous communities to stop them from disappearing altogether. Vibrant, youthful fashion, but make it Filipino – for Filipinos and for the world.
Is pretty. Point-blank.
No, seriously. We’re socially responsible, sustainable and proudly Filipino – and really it doesn’t get much prettier than that.
Founder Gabby Uy
Founder Gabby Uy with one of our beneficiaries,
the Negros 9 Weavers.
Jonathan Medes, one of two male weavers at Creative Definitions. Before learning to weave, he worked as a farmer. With his savings from over five years of weaving, he has built a house for himself and his family.
Meet Chin-Chin – a fifteen year old girl from Cordilleras. Sharing a loom with her mom Tina, she weaves at home after school and on saturdays to earn pocket money and has used her earnings to save up for a cellphone.