19 Aug Habi Footwear: Walk Happy in a Pair of 100% Filipino-made, enviro & socio-friendly footwear
Co-Founders: Bernadee Uy, Janine Chiong, and Paola Savillo
Habi promotes responsible fashion, Pinoy pride and social involvement through 100% Filipino-made, environment-friendly footwear and offers a wide range of comfortable espadrilles and sandals that competes in the global fashion retail industry.
Habi is firmly rooted in social and environmental stewardship. The company works in partnership with four communities across Quezon City, members of whom weave mats made out of scrap cloth from shirt factories, which are then procured directly by the company and sent to weavers for final assembly into shoes. This ensures that the weavers earn at least five times what they would normally earn had they gone through middle men.
The company provides livelihood opportunities to the mothers in the communities, and further expands their hard and soft skills through trainings. It helps reduce solid waste in the environment by using upcycled scrap cloth in its products and most importantly promotes a change in lifestyle through responsible fashion and choices. upholding a statement that is both socially aware and environmentally concerned.
Why we love Habi Footwear: Habi Footwear, at its core, seeks to provide gainful employment to economically underprivileged women and has created a powerful brand for change.
Globally Spotted by: Caterina Meloni