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Run & Grow

This Pinay Designer Founded an Online Gowns-For-Rent Business

It's an economical and earth-friendly way to stay fashionable allows users to lease formal wear, including evening gowns and suits for men, at minimal costs. Christine Hidalgo Roco is a fashion designer and intrepid spirit who lives on dreams to playfully transform the life of the fabric.Prior to studying at the ...

by Denise De Leon  | October 20, 2018 08:00:00
Business Ideas

This Pinay Started A Clothing Line That Celebrates Morena Pride

Writer and YouTuber Ayn Bernos now offers shirts, caps, hoodies, and sweaters

Morena The Label is a body and skin color-positive clothing label founded by Youtuber and writer Ayn Bernos. The brand offers shirts, caps, hoodies, and sweaters with statements like "I like my tan, tita" and "That melanin though" featured on them. Bernos talks ...

by Erika Villa-Ignacio for  | August 22, 2018 12:00:00
Business Ideas

This Filipino-Inspired Brand Is the Toast of US Retailers

Mestiza New York offers elegant evening wear and casual womenswear without the designer price tag

The story of how Mestiza New York came to be is like a storyline for a television series.Two friends in New York City, Alessandra Perez-Rubio and Louisa Rechter, were commiserating about all the black-tie weddings they had to attend with nothing decent ...

by Hannah Lazatin for  | July 13, 2018 12:00:00
Run & Grow

5 Stylish Heels for Work That Are Also Super Comfortable

Yes, they do exist

We’ve all been there: rushing to the office with sneakers on, a cup of coffee in one hand, a pair heels in the other and a box of Band-Aids in your bag. But is there a better solution? Absolutely -- and it ...

by Madison Semarjian  | July 11, 2018 12:00:00
Run & Grow

(Opinion) You are Not Steve Jobs: Why You Shouldn't Wear the Same Thing Every Day

If you are what you eat, as the saying goes, clothes have a similar impact: you become what you wear

It takes only one chance to make that impression. Will you be ready when the opportunity presents itself?There’s a growing trend in tech: Some founders are increasingly opting to wear the same outfit every day as a kind of self-imposed uniform. If ...

by Sheree Gotuaco  | June 10, 2018 09:00:00
Business Ideas

This Local Brand Is Making Bespoke Tailoring So Much More Fun

And it's helping preserve the dying art, too

Today, we’re looking outside of our usual suspects (the LBDs, the sequined tops, fringed dresses, and ruffled skirts) for what to wear to make a statement. It seems suits are offering some tough competition, thanks to Masanting Sastreria, which is breaking out ...

by Nikki Santiago-Rivera for  | May 22, 2018 12:00:00
Business Ideas

This Local Business Lets You Rent Designer Gowns Chosen Just For You

No need to spend all your savings for that big night

Do you have a string of events—weddings, debuts, big dinners—to attend in the next few months? Chances are, you're so not willing to drop a ton of cash on an outfit for every single one. Then what's a girl to do if ...

by Yanna Lopez for  | May 09, 2018 12:00:00
Business Ideas

Here's How You Can Earn Money From Selling Your Pre-Loved Clothes

And clean out your closets in the process

Fashion girls know that with regular shopping, the accumulation of clothes is an unavoidable occurence. This leads to storage and space problems, which not everyone has the luxury of having. So what else is there to do? Spring cleaning! Here's the fun ...

by Steph Sison for  | April 25, 2018 12:00:00
Business Ideas

This Pinay Started Her Own Clothing Business With Php50,000

Samantha Dizon is the woman behind Candid Clothing

ICYMI, sustainable fashion is in! More and more people are making the effort to know where their things come from. That's why we were delighted to talk to Samantha Dizon, the woman behind Candid Clothing. Launched in November 2017, Candid Clothing is ...

by Mixi Ignacio for  | April 23, 2018 12:00:00
News and Events

Bench@30: Long-Term Growth Amid Greater Competition From Int'l Brands

Who are the owners of leading Filipino-owned clothing brand and how is it coping with entry of foreign rivals?

Celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, Bench staged a fashion and underwear show themed “Under the Stars” last Nov. 18 that created a lot of buzz in traditional and social media.A number of famous celebrities and personalities modeled the retail apparel brand’s ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | November 24, 2017 09:00:00
Business Ideas

Leon Denim: The First Filipino-Made Raw Selvedge Jeans

A group of local denimheads have taken jean-making into their own hands

The beauty of raw selvedge denim jeans—and the reason they’ve become the subject of a worldwide clothing cult—is all about the story. Denim enthusiasts look deeper into the details of clothes and the creation narratives behind them. Where most people see the ...

by Miguel Escobar for  | October 27, 2017 12:00:00
News and Events

Davao Fashion House Boosts Sales Tenfold Thanks to PH-Japan Trade Deal

Crystal Seas exports a bulk of its output despite trading constraints facing SMEs

Most of the time, commentary on the country’s trade deals are negative, dwelling on how the agreements are hurting local businesses and workers unable to compete with cheaper or better products from other countries.It’s a bit refreshing to hear, then, that a ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | June 23, 2017 03:00:00
News and Events

Amazon Look Is a Camera That Picks Your Outfit

The Alexa-powered camera takes photos of your outfit and gives fashion suggestions

This story originally appeared on PCMagThe experience of shopping for clothes on Amazon just got a bit closer to visiting a bespoke tailor or personal stylist thanks to Wednesday's unveiling of the Amazon Look, the latest gadget powered by the retail giant's Alexa voice ...

by Tom Brant  | May 02, 2017 12:00:00