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Give Mom the Gift of Me-Time

Thinking of the perfect gift for Mother's Day? We know how difficult it can be - more so now, when it's impossible to go out and scout for a physical present.  For mothers who now spend 24/7 with their families, there's time for everyone and everything in the household - except for themselves. When we asked moms what they really wanted, we got some interesting answers: Free groceries All-day air-conditioning Extended ECQ (to keep everyone safe and healthy) See my grandchildren Lechon (Yum!) Time to watch K-drama Space for working out So we thought, this Mother's Day, it's time to give our moms their much-deserved me-time! We've designed a fun collection of Mom Me-Time Cards that you can print at home and gift...

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The Bahay Kubo Program: Food Sustainability for Rural Communities

The technical term for the bahay kubo style is integrated and diversified farming, and this is something that SEARCH has been pushing for in other areas. It is a way for farmers to survive and even thrive regardless of their income level or the state of the national economy. And with the economic downturn caused by the much needed quarantine, our rural communities need to practice farming for self-sustenance more than ever.

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Woven From Home: How to Make Your Own Buri Bracelet

In working with crafts communities, we have been given the chance to learn lots of interesting things from our local artisans. During the last series of Woven on the Move workshops, we noticed that when the weavers were waiting in the lull hours, they were working on bracelets made from buri. Just something to pass the time and experiment on new patterns. They gladly encouraged our team to join them and of course, we were game to learn it. So, we'd like to share with you this basic weaving tutorial. As we wait in the comfort of our homes, may we continue to be creative and let our minds wander to learning new things! Since you probably don't have buri strips lying...

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A short message for you

The world isn't the same as the one we knew just a few weeks ago. Our priorities have shifted; we must now do what we can to take care of ourselves and our communities. People are afraid and we're all struggling with decisions and goals that just last week remained sound and certain. While things may be tough now, history has shown how resilient we humans beings are. We’ll get through this.Life will go on. As such, we will do our best to continue our mission to serve our customers and provide livelihood for our community partners. We’re keeping our website up and running so you can still browse our available items and place orders. We will also be opening pre-orders in the next...

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The WFH Survival Guide: 6 Tips for Adjusting to the New Normal

Woven Co-owner Audrey Trinidad shares some tips on how to make this work from home situation work for you and how you can stay connected while staying at home. Admit it, you’ve probably said it before: “That meeting could have been an email.”  As it turns out, now we have a golden opportunity to prove that not only can many meetings be emails, but that physical presence in the office isn’t required to get good work done. With COVID-19 containment efforts to #flattenthecurve keeping everyone indoors for the next few weeks, millions of people are trying to work from home. Continuing to work is a great way to stay occupied, but it can be challenging when you aren’t used to it. That’s...

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