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Hannah Haworth

Hannah and her family moved to the Philippines from their native Scotland when she was 3 years old.  Her parents lived and worked with the indigenous Mangyan people of Mindoro providing primary health care and social work for 10 years. 

After the Haworth's returned to Scotland, Hannah attended Edinburgh College of Art (Edinburgh University) where she graduated with honors in Sculpture and completed her dissertation entitled 'The Cultural Evolution of Traditional Textiles from the Indigenous Mangyan of Mindoro Island, Philippines'.  

Following her emigration to the US in 2009,  Hannah went on to work for a number of community focused non-profits in New York and New Mexico before spending several years at high end furniture company BDDW.  In 2015, Hannah founded Handa (which translates as 'ready') with the goal to provide a culturally responsible livelihood for the Mangyan women she grew up with.  

She currently lives and works at her studio in the Catskill mountains of upstate New York, where she continues to build Handa and spends time on her fine art practice.