Hablonan ni Lauriana

Hablon ni Lauriana established in Argao, Cebu started with four weavers. They were originally known for their polyhemp and kinarnero weaves. The weavers of Argao are masters in the process of weaving using vertical handlooms, creating vibrant weaves of their traditional plaid, checkered and stripe hablon. The community grew up to 15 weavers when they became ANTHILL's direct partner back in 2018. Since then, the community has become ANTHILL’s Center for Research and Textile Innovation where weavers are able to learn new weaving techniques and create zero waste fabrics upcyled from fabric scraps as part of our efforts to reduce waste and practice circularity in fashion. They are also the 2019 recepient of Heartefino's Grant Program.