RIVERLAND FARMERS AND WEAVERS COMMUNITIES
The Riverland Farmers and Weavers Communities is a network of people that contributes to the value chain of the piña textile production in the province of Aklan, Philippines. Within each family, the father plants the piña, the mother is the fiber extractor and the older children are the fiber knotters, ensuring sustainability of livelihood at the grassroots and a continuous supply of raw materials in its value chain to support weavers, dyers, embroiderers and so on. The piña is a fine gossamer fabric that uses the fibers from the leaves of the pineapple plant, delicate and transparent yet strong and versatile. Anna India Legaspi is the designer for this collection.