100% MADE IN THE PHILIPPINES
Monica Madrigal is a brand that is proudly 100% “Made in the Philippines”. The clothes are designed and made in Manila, Philippines, and the handwoven fabrics we use are lovingly and skillfully made by our partner local weavers from the regions of Iloilo, Negros Occidental, Negros Oriental, Lanao del Sur, and Zamboanga. We design our own handwoven fabrics in partnership with these weavers to assure that each weave is customized and unique to our brand while still staying true to their own cultural aesthetic.
We aim to create pieces of our Filipino culture that you can proudly wear every day.
SIMPLE, MODERN, AND EASY TO WEAR
Monica Madrigal is a ready-to-wear brand for women that takes silhouettes that are simple, modern, and easy to wear, and combines these with beautiful, one-of-a-kind handwoven fabrics, as well as minimalist yet standout details, which result in styles that are memorable and effortlessly elegant. Each style is designed with comfort and versatility in mind, and can be mixed and matched, and worn from day to night.
THE PATH TO SUSTAINABILITY
Being a slow fashion brand, Monica Madrigal strives to be sustainable. The path towards sustainability begins with the design of our clothing – we design pieces which are versatile and timeless. These are pieces that you can keep wearing for many years to come.
We support and uplift the local artisans who make our handwoven fabrics. Majority of the handwoven fabrics we use, namely the ones from Negros Occidental, are made of l00% Philippine cotton which supports our local cotton farmers and our local cotton industry. Cotton is a natural fiber which is 100% biodegradable. We also use pure linen fabrics or cotton-linen blend fabrics which are also made of natural fibers.
The labor that goes into making the clothing is sourced locally as well. We provide livelihood to our partner seamstresses who take pride in the work that they do. They manufacture in small batches as to ensure high quality clothing that is long-lasting.
ABOUT THE DESIGNER
Raised in Manila, Philippines, Monica Madrigal grew up with an artistic point of view. She studied fashion design at Lasalle College International in Manila, Philippines. After working as a fashion designer for a local brand, she pursued further studies in fashion design and textile design at the Paris College of Art in Paris, France. Afterwards, she completed several internships in various French companies in the fields of fashion, textiles and accessories.