Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Sweet September Digs in ANTHILL!

Hear Ye! Hear Ye!
Fellow shopawhorics, gurus of fashion, advocates of sustainability, and believers of Filipino ingenuity/culture, may I have your attention please.

You read correctly, friends. I got an email from one of the companies I admire and respect, Anthill, about their latest sale. Because I wouldn't want anyone to miss out on the good news, I'm sharing it with you all. It went like this:


 ANTHILL paves the way and creates space for more local artisans. Soon, we will fill their shelves exclusively with the finest products showcasing ONLY Filipino art, culture, ingenuity and innovation by community artisans, design collaborators and young designers.

As we dig out to make room for the new, we want you to dig out through the premium pile of accessories, bags, clothes, shoes and decor from allover Asia at 20% off from September 15 – September 30. ANTHILL makesSeptember even sweeter as it also offers 10% off on special fabrics with limited cuts, vintage patterns and classic prints. Grab this chance to getahead on your Holiday shopping!

ANTHILL envisions a haven for fashion and the arts with a deep focus on
reviving Filipino and indigenous living traditions through empowering and
fueling the modern entrepreneurial spirit among its partner urban, rural
and indigenous community enterprises.

ANTHILL FABRIC GALLERY is located at Pedro Calomarde cor. Acacia St.
Gorordo Avenue, Lahug Cebu City, Philippines with store hours from 10:00
AM – 7:30 PM from Mondays to Saturdays.

Drop by Anthill this September for that much needed sweet sugar rush.
Dig in where culture meets style!


In the email was also an invite to come and check out the pieces they currently have in stock. You wouldn't be able to imagine the thrill I felt. I have long been curious what was behind that warehouse-looking structure with nothing but larger-than-life ants outside crawling through the walls alongside a really catchy name and logo.  Accompanied by their warm staff, I rummaged through the following interesting pieces:

Accessories that scream Island Life! Ahh, How I would want to play these up with a sleek, modern outfit. Interesting.

Oriental Jewelry boxes

Table Decors and wine baskets made of recycled newspaper
Scarves that the owners got from their trips abroad

Lots of pretty knits
Mod-organic Bibbs!
Oh, you should just go and see for yourself! You have until Saturday, Sept 29. So hurry! :)

 Learn more about anthill and the amazing things they do as social entrepreneurs at . Below are photos of their other collections that aren't on sale at the moment, each of them have heart-warming stories to tell-- stories which you can find in their official website.

My special thanks to princess ant Anya for the invite and fire ant Jackie for being so accomodating! :)

They will soon make shoes out of these and leather. I'm so excited!


bags from Vesti using Anthill fabric

Fabric weaved by our very own indegenous tribes

Vania Romoff's famous polyhemp piece
ipad cases and planners
great accent couch

Accessories in collaboration with Sepa


  1. I've been here for more than five times. I really love their showroom. Will go there this weekend. =)

    1. Thanks for sending out the email ads, Chy. It's been lovely so far. :)

  2. Dude, I wish you told me you went. nahan ayu ko mu visit hahaha

    1. I had no idea! Sus si Buddy nalang went with me! Not exactly his cup of tea! :))

  3. Hi,

    I have a quick question about your blog, do you think you could e-mail me?


    1. Hi Brian! Okay you can also reach me at


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