Taboan ha Ginsiyaman (PopUp in Ginsiyaman Farm) is a trade show and series of craft workshops within the festival. The 24 booth participants were local brands, designers, artisan groups, Women Micro Entrepreneurs in the food, homeware and fashion industries. The workshops ranged from tuba (coconut wine) painting, Ticog leaf weaving, pottery, cooking class with fresh and local ingredients, Philippine Weaves, yoga and a plastic up-cycling to furniture workshop. The participants, workshops and trade hall were curated and creative directed by Tipay Caintic. She is one of the co-founders and treasurer of the non-profit organisation, For the Love of Leyte.
For the Love of Leyte’s long term goal is to contribute in improving the economies of local creative industries through events and collaboration opportunities with established local and foreign corporations.
A group of makers, mothers and typhoon survivors who knit and crochet beautiful things to augment the income of their households. This group is mentored, and founded with the initiative of the designer. Tipay collaborates with Kamay ni Nanay for her intricate handmade knit and crochet clothing and accessories.
A collaborative teaching workshop in Knitting by Marielle Nadal-Reyes of Craft MNL; Crochet with Candy Reyes-Alipio of Knitting Expedition; Costing, Accounting and Pricing by Tipay Caintic.
Participants of the workshops were mothers of children attending SANGKATIGAN, a free space that encourages movement, nature play and a holistic relationship with the environment through music and the arts.