The Philippine Consulate in Hong Kong is showcasing “upcycled” costumes made by a Filipino domestic worker, in an exhibition aiming to show the need for a more inclusive dialogue on sustainability and labor rights.
Elpidia Malicsi designed and created 15 upscale outfits from everyday materials she had collected, including discarded garbage bags, coffee sachets and soft-drink-can tabs, and her creations are being exhibited at the Philippine Consulate’s office in Admiralty on Hong Kong Island.
The exhibition, titled “Sustainable Sunday Couture: Domestic Workers Upcycling Fashion,” was organized in partnership with the University of Hong Kong and is running at the consulate’s gallery from March 4 to 14, after which it will move to the HKU campus from March 18 to April 1.
Consul General Antonio Morales said Malicsi’s works showed the need for a more inclusive dialogue about sustainability – a dialogue that recognizes the connections between sustainability and labor rights, decent work and domestic workers’ creative contributions to Hong Kong culture – according to the official Philippine News Agency.
“Filipino workers should hone their talents and skills while employed here in Hong Kong so that upon their return to the Philippines, they can use these to achieve their financial and personal goals and aspirations for themselves and their families back home,” Morales said.
In February, Malicsi’s creations were shown to the public through mobile catwalks on streets in the city including Chater Road in Central, Causeway Bay on Hong Kong Island and Tsim Sha Tsui in Kowloon, which attracted the attention and applause of passers-by.
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I visited the exhibit and it was an amazing work with amazing Filipino designer Hats off po sa inyo!!! ❤️❤️❤️
Wow! Congratulations ate Elpie and also to Doc. Mike Manio for all the support. Mabuhay ang DWEP!!
Wow galing nman..mbuhay ka kbayan
Wow! Congrats po..may God bless the works of your hands!
Congrats. More power and God bless kbayan. …
Congrats Nanay Elpie…
Wow! Her patience is commendable! I tip my hat to you kabayan!
Congrats po so proud po sa inyong gawa ang galing
AMAZING HARDWORK. AND IDEA’S
Congrats ate Elpie we are proud of you
May God Comfort your whole Family.R.I.P.Kabayan.
Wowww congrats po nakaka proud subra????????????
Congratulations Keep up the best work and Glory to God for your unique talent and creation. Hod bless and wishes more creations…good luck!!!
Good job kabayan
God bless po
Wow! Iba talaga ang pinoy…congratulations ladies for using your creative minds and hands.
Wow grabe nkkaproud ka kbyan…keep it up
Wow! Hats off sau ate. Ang galing????????
Condolence to he’s family…rest and peace kuya…
Galing nman! Congrats kabayan,,????
gustu ko irampa yang mga gawa ni kabayan my pleasure !
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