About Soliha Designs

About Our People

Soliha Designs is an Australian owned textiles and design brand situated in the Philippines. In 2016 Anna Smyth and Steve Binnie left Australia with their three boy’s to explore life in a new country and to experience something outside of their familiar bubble. In the past three years they have set up a design and manufacturing business while sourcing the country for unique and handmade textiles that showcase the skills and talents of the Filipino craftspeople. Stay tuned to see how the story continues to unfold.

 

The Philippines is full of talented craftspeople many of whom have been honing their craft for decades and handing down their skills through generations. Some of these skills were introduced as far back as the Spanish occupation from the 16-19th centuries.

 

Our hand-woven rugs and throws are a great example of this. Made on large timber looms, the weaver stretches the fibers across the frame as it clacks back and forth. This work takes patience and many years to perfect.

 

Our crochet bags are handmade, sustainable, vegan, ethically produced, hard wearing, and totally unique. They share a story about the women who make them.

 

We are lucky to have uncovered these gems and a number of other gorgeous handcrafted products. We’re proud to be part of the slow fashion movement and to partner with the Filipino craftspeople who create our beautiful products.

 

We advocate for products of style and individuality that share an inspiring story.

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