Onesimus Launches Barong On-line Store for US-Canada

Onesimus, the Philippines’ leading signature brand of Barong Tagalog, opens its on-line store for Filipinos in the US and Canada who are looking for top quality, elegant, classy and stylish Barongs to wear at formal social and corporate occasions.
Oct. 8, 2008 - PRLog -- San Francisco, CA - Filipinos in the US and Canada can now buy top quality Barong Tagalog at the comfort of their homes or offices. Onesimus Barongs and Suits has recently launched its on-line shop ( during large Filipino community gatherings in San Francisco, Los Angeles and New York.

“The on-line shop is our response to the long-standing request for Onesimus to be accessible to Filipinos abroad. Our kababayans (countrymates) bring at least half-dozen Barongs from our boutique stores on their way home from a vacation in the Philippines. We are extending our stores to overseas Filipinos so they can avail of our products wherever and whenever, not only when they go home to the Philippines,” according to Eduardo Canlas, CEO of Onesimus Corporation.

The on-line shop showcases the fresh, unique, stylish and cutting-edge design that has made Onesimus the favorite and most sought-after signature Barong brand in the Philippines. Monochromatic, hand-painted Barongs made of jusi (raw silk) and piña (pineapple fiber) with geometric, abstract designs and intricate embroidery are available to match every formal occasion be it weddings, christenings, wedding anniversaries, gala nights, balls and dances or any other social or corporate events.

Onesimus is the industry leader in the Philippines when it comes to ready-to-wear men’s Barongs. The company has been designing and manufacturing Barongs for 20 years now and operates its own 400-strong workforce manufacturing facility in Metro Manila.  This allows Onesimus to have control over working quality, consistency and reliability. Onesimus is available almost everywhere in the Philippines with its more than 70 company-owned retail stores located in prestigious department stores and shopping centers nationwide.

Classy work of art with the elegant fit define the Onesimus brand. The company’s design team works with various artisan communities in remote provinces in the Philippines, known for their craft in hand-woven and hand-embroidered Barong fabrics, to bring customers the unique expression of art that goes into every fabric and embroidery of Barong the company produces. Onesimus has also perfected the elegant Filipino fit which, used to be, could only be achieved by having the Barongs tailor-made. Indeed, the Onesimus brand has catapulted the Barong Tagalog from an occasional formal wardrobe to a well-accepted formal and everyday business wear for men with impeccable taste and elegant style.

To visit the on-line shop, go to

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About Onesimus Corporation: Onesimus, Greek for “useful”, was inspired by a Biblical character in the New Testament who undergone a dramatic life change. A young Filipino couple started Onesimus in 1991 with 3 employees and has now grown to become the leader in ready-to-wear Barong Tagalog with a 400-strong workforce manufacturing facility and over 70 company-owned retail shops in the Philippines.
Source:Roland Soliidum
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Tags:Barong, Barong Tagalog, Barongs, Barong Online, Barong Store, Barong Shop, Onesimus, Filipino Wear, Filipino Fashion
Industry:Apparel, Fashion, Shopping
Location:Mandaluyong City - Metro Manila - Philippines
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