Many thanks to MaArte Fair for giving Linea Etnika the opportunity to share the spotlight with you.
It was a pleasure to have been with Marites B. Pineda, MaArte Committee co-Chairperson, during the interview.
Thank you Mitzi Borromeo for being such a gracious host on CNN Newsroom.
Come visit us at the MaArte Fair at 8 Rockwell on August 26-28. This year's theme, Evolving the Filipino Craftsman.
LINEA ETNIKA, the modern Filipiniana line of clothing my friend Looie and I started, designed this dress which we are calling the LENI dress because it is inspired by our VP. We'll give this one to her as a gift.
Check us out at the MaARTe Fair this August 26-28 at Rockwell.
- Vice Mayor Joy Belmonte
Photo courtesy go PEP.ph
My friend and biz partner Looie Lobregat, daughter of Cong Celso of Zamboanga City. Looie and I decided to set up a business making RTW modern Filipiniana dresses, which we both need for our jobs. Our brand is called Linea Etnika. What Looie is wearing is the Joy dress because it is inspired by me. The embroidery on the front is Yakan fabric handwoven in the Zamboanga region. Kasisimula pa lang namin marami na kaming orders. Masaya magnegosyo, at ang pera na kinita sa marangal na paraan ay tunay na pinahahalagahan. - Vice Mayor Joy Belmonte