Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray marveled at how the barong was intricately made and embroidered in Lumban, Laguna, and now encourages everyone to support local products such as these fine garments.
Gray was named ambassador for One Town, One Product Philippines (OTOP) by the Department of Trade and Industry and her visit to the said town turned out to be enriching and satisfying. In her Instagram posts yesterday, Aug. 29, Gray’s series of photos documented her trip and new advocacy.
Wearing an embroidered top by Benson del Valle, she acknowledged the intricate process of doing embroidery by hand.
“Sa Lumban, Laguna, kilala sila (they’re known) for their embroidery, which is all…