The Cabayogan Women Loom Weavers Association in Badiangan, Iloilo started in 2010 with only 2 weaving looms. Over the years, they continued to evolve and expand with the assistance of various organizations such as the GREAT Women project, the Department of Labor and Employment, and the Local Government of Badiangan.

The association now has 22 active members composed of mothers — the youngest being 27 and the oldest 70.

Elda Baldon, president of the association, is a master weaver and mother of four. As a young child watching her mother weave, it sparked a sense of empowerment for her knowing that weaving helped put food on the table and at the same time, it was a remarkable work of art.

Her message to the younger generation who are interested in the art of hablon is to pursue their passion and continue developing their skills without compromising their studies. For her, hablon is a heritage worth remembering and a treasure worth passing on.

Read Ma’am Elda’s story on our blog
Location Badiangan, Iloilo
Experience 12 years
Active Members 22
Production Volume 50 meters/month



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