DESIGNERS

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Mariton Villanueva

Nationality: Philippines
Country of Residence: Philippines

Respect for environment and all beings, preservation of Philippine indigenous crafts, and sustainable solutions are the main principles of my co-creating process.
With a background in dance and teaching yoga, my designs are heavily inspired by movement and flow. As purist designer, textiles used are of natural local fibers, handwoven or upcycled, and colors are manually extracted from local plants.
My vision as a designer is to be able to use this platform to initiate change and shift from unethical production practices, social & economic injustice and go back to the love of community over competition, preservation of life and heritage.

AWARDS AND ACCREDITATIONS

  • Fashion Institute of the Philippines Best in Technique, Grad Show 2019
  • Fashion Institute of the Philippines 1st Runner Up Designer of the year, Grad Show 2019
  • DOST-Philippine Textile Research Institute, training in Extraction and Application of Natural Dyes