Hablon is a process of weaving using a handloom. It is one of the traditional industries you can find in the town of Argao. The term hablon comes from the Cebuano word for blanket or habol. The same word also means to cover something with a piece of cloth. While the correct term used to call the product of the process is hinablon, the term hablon is also used for the hand-woven fabric.
Aside from Argao, the hablon is also available in some big-name stores in Cebu and Metro Manila. One of the stores selling this woven material is Rustan’s . They offer shawls made from polyester and hand-painted cotton. In addition, the ANTHILL Fabric Gallery has been working with the weavers from Argao to promote their products in the market.