The municipality of Taytay, Rizal would not have been dubbed as the “Woodwork and Garments Capital of the Philippines” for nothing. It certainly does its best in purveying reasonably priced woodwork, fabrics, and garments in the country, and it has never failed to satisfy its clients since.
Heaps of bazaars and tiangge with quality, ready-to-wear (RTW) clothes can be found in the municipality every day from the wee hours of the morning until late afternoon, or evening for some. And the best thing about these bazaars and tiangge is that selling price starts at PhP25! Yes, ladies and gentlemen, you’ve read that just right: PhP25.
While some don’t prefer the thought of buying RTW and like having their own clothes tailored, fret not because Taytay is the ‘bagsakan’ of fabrics and sewing notions in the country. From geometrical patterns, florals, Aztec prints, velvets, lace, chiffons, to brand new and second hand sewing machines, a lot more are present in Rizal Avenue, Taytay, Rizal.
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The stretch of this fabric goodness is situated in the humble side of the road where most citizens of the municipality make their livelihood. What is more, most fabrics are sold per kilo with prices that range from about PhP200 to PhP220, depending on the type of cloth. While most shops sell only per kilo, I fortunately scored a 3-yard floral fabric in a certain shop for only PhP150! If I were to compare that to other fabric shops I have been to, a 3-yard fabric would cost me about PhP600. Look at that price differential Rizal Avenue can make!
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The next time you’re considering establishing your own clothing line, having your own clothes tailored, or simply rewarding yourself for a good work week that has been, take a trip down the municipality of Taytay, Rizal and see what the stores have for you.