With the COVID-19 pandemic affecting many livelihoods, social enterprises have also struggled to raise funds for their partner communities.
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As such, Dabawenyo Creative Director Wilson Niñofranco Limon created a line of face masks to help ethnolinguistic communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. With his brand, NIñOFRANCO, these face masks feature different indigenous weaving patterns from the enterprise’s partner communities.
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20% of the proceeds from this collection will go to their partner ethnolinguistic communities, Wimler Foundation, Lamlifew Association and Lake Sebu Indigenous Women Weavers Association, Inc. (LASIWWAI).
The brand wrote, “We may not know what lies ahead of us, but somehow, we want to give them a #MaskofHope.”
NIñOFRANCO also notes that the digital prints of the #MaskofHope have already been approved and recognized by the appropriate ethnolinguistic authorities.
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