Looking for more things to do during the enhanced community quarantine? You can take up sewing by getting Piopio’s DIY kit, which will also fund the brand’s donation drive for their weavers.
In an Instagram post, Piopio said this project is meant to “[ensure] the security and well-being of our weavers today and tomorrow.”
“This lockdown has brought the whole world to a halt and the weaving supply chain has come to a near complete stop. No one is creating, buying or selling and these weavers will now be months behind on work,” they wrote.
Each DIY kit includes 15 pieces of Piopio’s fabric and sewing tools so customers can create anything from placemats to doll clothes (if they have kids at home). The kit is priced at P1,500 and you can also get extra Inabel fabric for P600/yard for bigger sewing projects. Both are available on Piopio’s website.
The proceeds will go to Piopio’s donation drive to send a relief package to their weavers. Likewise, buying the Inabel fabric would keep the brand’s inventory moving and will “allow us to place a bulk order once the lockdown is lifted to ensure immediate work for the weavers.”
Piopio is known for working with native handweavers and artisans from all over the country. In a previous Preen.ph interview, one of their designers shared that to avoid wastage, they would also use leftover fabric they have on-hand to design their pieces.
Aside from Piopio, other local designers have also done their part in helping frontliners during the enhanced community quarantine. The likes of Michael Leyva, Ha.Mu and Mich Dulce have designed personal protective equipment (PPE) and face masks for health workers.