VERA x Banago

After 15 years in the fashion industry, Banago's founder and creative director Renee Patron returned to her family's roots in the Philippines and discovered an enduring culture of weaving in her ancestral hometown of Banago. Founded in 2011, Banago aims to support and expand livelihoods of rural artisan communities in the Philippines and preserve local arts and craft traditions through a sustainable design cycle that engages local farmers, weavers and embroiderers.