Socially Driven Design Work

Purposeful design work that aims to improve the quality of life for fellow Filipinos, makers of our clothing and partner artisans. The projects undertaken under this ethos look to improve production practices, refinement of skill, pride in the work we do and overall economic growth in our creative industries.

For the Love of Leyte Music and Art Festival by For the Love of Leyte Foundation

November 2018

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.


Fashion for Sustainability by the De la Salle Marketing Approach to National Development

November 2018

Invited as speaker to talk about Fast Fashion to marketing university students.


Great Women Project by the Philippine Commission on Women

October 2018

Design consultant in product development for Women Micro Entrepreneurs from Regions 4 and 8 of the Philippines. The project culminated in Manila FAME, a fashion and lifestyle exposition.


Mentorship on Wheels for Creativepreneurs by the Apl de Ap Foundation, GoNegosyo and Thames International

September 2018

A nationwide campaign that is free and open for all to promote nation building through entrepreneurship. Tipay was invited to be one of the creative industry mentor for entrepreneurs and aspiring to be entrepreneurs.


Kamay ni Nanay (Mum’s Hands)

October 2015

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.


ABLE HANDS: Empowering Unemployed Mothers and Survivors through Craft and Entrepreneurship

July 2015

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.