Abre Linea was born in response to the destruction caused by Typhoon Haiyan in Eastern Visayas, Philippines back in 2013. Founders Anna Veloso Tuazon, Claude Rodrigo Canete and Joy Yu were compelled to take action upon learning about the diminishing aid and inadequate soft loans for Haiyan survivors. Their combined expertise and passion for their respective crafts helped build this social enterprise which offers livelihood projects that merge local craftsmanship with contemporary designs. In addition, its aim is to generate a sustainable livelihood to weaving communities which survived the wrath of Typhoon Haiyan in Leyte and Samar. Abre, which means "open" in Waray -- the native language of the region -- inspires the brand's primary advocacy: to open access to help. Most Abre Linea products are handcrafted using locally sourced ticog grass and buri. All sales generated by the brand go back to the communities involved in the production process.