I spent almost seven years of my life in Bangkok and within those seven years, I grew to love certain lingerie brands as any other girl would. Probably the only local Thai brand that I loved in terms of lingerie, though, was Sabina.
So, when I heard that they were having an event for their Sewing Cup, Sewing Heart campaign here in Manila, I jumped at the chance to be there - not only because I love the brand, but also because breast cancer runs in my family. My mom gets cysts ever so often and one of her sisters has already gotten a mastectomy.
In case you haven't heard of it yet, the Sewing Cup, Sewing Heart campaign is all about sewing bra cups for breast cancer survivors, so that they can use them to help them get back to their normal life after a mastectomy. It is only apt that we experienced the event during October, the official Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
I had a lot of fun sewing bra cups for those in need as I love sewing, in general. However, it was also because it served as a reminder of the dangers of breast cancer and the struggles of the women who go through it.
The cups that were sewn at the event were donated to the ICanServe Foundation for the use of breast cancer survivors and to help breast cancer support groups in various parts of the Philippines.
Sabina has also launched its first Asian-made bra line specifically for breast cancer survivors called the Fill Up Bra collection. You can check them out at SM department stores, on their website (http://www.sabina.co.th) or on their Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/SabinaPH)