Hi, I'm Yna Mendez and I am an emerging designer from the Philippines.
I hope you can help me continue my advocacy of helping our indigenous communities as I directly immerse with them and purchase many yards of their handwoven textiles and create modern couture collections and share their stories by joining big fashion shows. I have already showcased Mt. Province (Sagada Weaving) and Albay (Abaca Pinukpok)
This advocacy costs a lot: travel expense, the fabric, and the costs of joining a fashion show.
I hope you can help me fund my passion project. I am not earning from this project. In fact, I am in debt, but I still continue because I believe in the beauty of our culture amidst the chaos that is happening in our politics and urban setting. I want to remind our countrymen that the Philippines is still beautiful, especially our indigenous peoples. <3
ANY AMOUNT WOULD DO. And if you wanna see my progress, simply visit my website www.ynamendez.com because I blog regularly.
Thank you and mabuhay.