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9 Proudly Filipino linen clothing brands for every budget

By Camille Santiago Published Jan 05, 2022 9:54 pm

There’s no doubt that linen is the go-to fabric during the warmer months. But if you live in a tropical country like ours, you must have a collection of this classic favorite to last year-round.

Just like denim, linen is a solid wardrobe essential that are meant to be in everyone's closets forever.

If you're looking for a place to start shopping for ethical and sustainable linen clothes, check out these proudly Filipino brands below.

Below P1,000

Callelily

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You won't feel guilty when you hoard from Callelily because their linen tops are just below P1,000! For cute and flirty easy-to-wear every day pieces, check out this local brand. They have tops as low as P710, and dresses as low as P1,350.

Ed's pick: For daytime strolls, wear their two-toned Luisa top (P920), which is a tiered top with ribboned straps.

Picnic with Belle

You've probably heard of "gusot mayaman" from your dads and titos, but who knew it can be made into fashionable pieces for women, too? Davao-based Picnic with Belle sells clothing made of ramie linen, which are "lightweight, breathable and eco-friendly fabric."

If you're looking for very affordable linen pieces, they have tops as low as P849. Their Linen Collection Vol. 1 is a 7-piece collection, with eight colors to choose from.

Ed's pick: For major style points, get the Luna top (P1,099), a two-toned cropped polo top that has a front and side zip.

Kanayun Collective

Kanayun Collective consciously takes responsibility for the planet through their clothes made by local seamstresses. Currently, this small local business only has 8 pieces in their collection and they are all below P1,000!

Ed's pick: If you have only less than five minutes to dress up, don't think, just grab this loose-fitting Freya polo top (P849) and your trusty jeans.

Below P3,500

Cariño

For clothing you can wear day, after day, after day, Cariño has created timeless pieces out of upcycled classics for both men and women.

Their cheapest dresses start at P1,900, while their jumpsuits are for pre-order at P2,050 to P3,200. They also have tops as low as P1,050, and polos that you can twin with your boo. Cariño also allows clients to customize colors with an additional fee of P1,970 as well as size for only P300!

Ed's pick: For days when you are too lazy to think of what to wear, the Luna Dress (P2,150) is the perfect mini dress for any occasion. PS it has a circle back cut-out and side pockets!

Kasikas

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We’re emerging this year with a refreshed set of priorities: less trendy without being too boring. That's where Kasikas enters. They have basic linen clothing items that transcend time and seasons.

Their most expensive dresses are priced at P1,750, while tops are priced at P760 to P1,290. Oh and guess what? There are 30 colors to choose from!

Ed's pick: We're loving this assymetric cropped top Primrose Top (P1,290) that's made from scratch out of deadstock linen fabrics, and wilted flowers purchased from local flower shops.

La Oceann

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Whether or not you find yourself at the beach or at a formal gathering this year, don't be afraid to dress up in La Oceann's elegant linen tops and dresses—no bra required, as per the brand!

Ed's pick: The Soho dress is equal parts casual and elegant because of its collar and sexy back.

Laya

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Find all your wardrobe essentials in styles and colors that ooze effortless class here at Laya. Their tops are only below P2,000, while their dresses are from P1,950 to P2,900.

Ed's pick: We are currently eyeing the crisp white collared Fida top (P1,750) and Blessica trousers (P2,250)—a cool take on easy power dressing.

Porto Studios

You don't need to go to the beach just to wear these clothes from Porto Studios—just wear them with confidence!

Update your wardrobe with affordable linens as low as P1,290. All items are available in small, medium, and large, or you can have it custom-made to fit your size.

Ed's pick: Another two-way top we need in our closets right now, the Leticia top (P1,890) has an adjustable ruching detail in the center front that can be adjusted to your liking.

Above P3,501

Wear Anika

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When you think of local sustainable linen clothing brands, Wear Anika is one of the first to come to mind. While it may be a bit heavy on the pocket for some, you won't feel guilty because its quality is just superb—no wonder it's a fave by many including the little ones!

Ed's pick: If you want to show off your curves, we pick the Baco Midi Dress (P3,900) for you. It has a sleek silhouette that you can further cinch with a tie. You can wear this as a top or as a dress