Our handcrafted bolero is a statement piece made from Filipino handwoven fabric. Glam up with a great dress or down with denims. Wear it two ways, as a bolero and as a cropped top. (Flip the garment, wear the back in front!).
This bolero is made of fabric components crafted from inabel, handwoven textile from north Luzon, Philippines.
It is a slow-fashion piece for the person who wants to wear a statement about life, fashion, and consumption.
Only available in medium and large. Sizing guide:
- Medium - shoulders: 18 inches. armpit: 20 inches
- Large - shoulders: 22 inches. armpit: 22 inches
How we make our fabric components:
When we get our handwoven fabric after months of anticipated waiting, we hand-cut circles 2.5 inches from the cloth. These circles are then picked up by the women we work with from a disadvantaged community in Las Pinas. They hand-sew and fill each of these circles to make the fabric components.
When the components find their way back into our workshop, we employ more hand-sewing techniques to transform them into the objects our customers enjoy.
It takes us three complete days to finish a bolero. It is work that requires equal parts skill, dedication, and love.