HERITAGE Shirt - Inaugural Edition
The foundational piece for Filipino American luxury streetwear, the HERITAGE shirt in bago’s signature oversized silhouette boldly frames Binakol textile handwoven by weaving communities in the Philippines. Each textile applique is cut and placed precisely by hand. bago oversized shirts are inspired by traditional Filipino fashion: the kamisa and the work barong, which were common everyday wear for the working class.
Polyester Binakol textile handwoven in Abra, Philippines
Hand cut and hand placed textile applique
Signature unisex oversized fit
Dually embroidered bago box logo and archive code
16oz ultra-heavyweight rib custom-dyed in "buko" off-white
EP00 PROLOGUE 0921 001 BKBU 500
Binakol in kusikus pattern. Handwoven by the master weavers of Mang Abel Ti Abra.
Bulbulala, La Paz, Abra, Philippines
bago operates in an ethical, slow fashion model. All of our garments are made in Los Angeles. We work with ANTHILL Fabrics to ethically source handwoven textiles directly from weaving communities in the Philippines.
Binakol textile is indigenous to the Ilocanos and Itneg communities of Ilocos and the Cordillera region. The weavers keep track of the complex geometric patterns of squares and rectangles completely in their minds without a manual or guide.
Dating all the way back to the 1400s, the Binakol is traditionally a ceremonial cloth used for protection as the optical illusion of the pattern is said to create a dizzying effect that drives away evil spirits. This particular pattern is known as kusikus, designed to resemble swirling, circular whirlpool vortices in the ocean.
bago works with ANTHILL Fabrics to ethically source handwoven textiles directly from weaving communities in the Philippines. ANTHILL provides working compensation to their weavers 10x the national average to ensure fair wages.
43% of our textile costs goes directly to the weavers
48% of our textile costs is reinvested by ANTHILL Fabrics into their Community Enterprise Development Program
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