Strange Mercy x Commune: Women in Coffee shirt


In honor of Women’s Month, we’ve teamed up to produce a limited edition, exclusively designed t-shirt that features an embroidery in the front and a silkscreen print at the back to celebrate Women in Coffee.

*A portion of the proceeds from every T-shirt sale will go to the Tribal Women Weavers Association, a community of women

That has diversified to include coffee processing in their activities especially during periods of cotton thread shortage. The Bagobo Tagabawa women weavers undertake the meticulous task of sorting Robusta coffee cultivated in villages near Bitaug, Municipality of Bansalan, Davao del Sur. They would very much benefit from tools and technology that can help them produce quality Robusta coffee. A purchase of these special edition shirts will help raise funds for tools and equipment that will help them ensure the quality of their coffees through storage and transport.

S – width 19″, length 26″
M – width 20″, length 27″
L – width 21″, length 28″
XL – width 22″, length 29″
2XL – width 23″, length 30″

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In the villages near Bitaug, Municipality of Bansalan, Davao del Sur, a community of Bagobo Tagabawa women, The Tribal Women Weavers Association, saw an opportunity in coffee when they found themselves faced with periods of cotton thread shortage. Robusta coffee was being grown and harvested in their area and there was a need for proper processing of these coffees so that they could fetch better prices in the market. Sorting coffees by removing defects could greatly improve coffee quality and positively impact its selling price. They realized that by setting up a simple sorting facility where women could gather and sort coffees, they could generate income for their families.
“Since we had been sorting coffee, many women from our community have been helped. Because (sorting work) has helped them provide…even a little…to buy rice, pay for electricity,” shares Vivencia Mamites, one of the community leaders.

The community can greatly benefit from tools and equipment like sorting tables, moisture meters, green bean packaging materials, etc. to help them ensure that the quality of their coffees can be maintained through storage and transport. Proceeds from the Strange Mercy x Commune: Women in Coffee shirts will be donated to The Tribal Women Weavers Association to help them in the acquisition of these tools that can increase their productivity and guarantee the quality of their products.

We thank you in advance for supporting this cause and for supporting women in coffee and Philippine Coffee producers!

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