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About Anthill Fabrics
- Fabric Scraps
- Upcycled Fabrics
Eco Benefits of the Materials
- Instead of ending up as waste materials in landfills, fabrics scraps are given a second life as materials for clothing.
- Upcycling clothing requires less water and energy than recycling or creating from scratch. This also decreases textile waste and greenhouse gas emissions.
Anthill works on a human and community-centered business model that ensures a sustainable and inclusive supply chain.
1. Circularity Program
- Under this program, they work to lengthen the product life cycle of their weaves to ensure environmental sustainability. They work to promote more conscious consumption and production patterns to prolong the life of materials and reduce waste.
- The three main components of this program include the following: (1) a weave exchange program where secondhand anthill clothing and fabric are returned, (2) a zero-waste program that collects textile waste from corporate partners, local manufacturing businesses and designers, and (3) a re-weave program where they repair, reconstruct and make pre-loved weaves available at accessible prices.
2. Community Enterprise Development Program (CEDP)
- A community and culture based modular coursework facilitated informally through dialogue and workshops. It aims to help provide sustainable livelihood and and create a positive impact on local communities. It is made up of the following courses: cultural appreciation, product design and innovation, business skills transfer, master and apprentice program, financial literacy and life savings program.
Anthill fabrics is dedicated to preserving Filipino weaving traditions and culture by creating beautiful weaves. Through design and innovation, the company tells a story with every pattern, every tapestry. They are guided by values that positively impact society, such as circularity & zero-waste, sustainable livelihood for local communities, women empowerment, and social procurement.
“Our ancestors considered our Philippine weaves our second skin. It is heart-woven to represent our story, our heritage and our way of life. Our purpose is to celebrate our culture and preserve this living tradition by providing enabling environments that will support sustainable livelihood. At ANTHILL, we work to rethread the tapestry that connects us to the past, to wear who we are.”