When you badly want something, what would you give up to have it? If the devil came to you with seven wishes, would you barter your soul? The faster we come to terms with the reality that everything has a price, the quicker we’ll find ways to cope. Take for example, the resurfacing of heritage treasures in the mainstream: The price we pay for reviving a dying culture by popularizing it is the constant danger of disrespecting its core. But while we live in a time when Ifugao death blankets are incorporated into modern ensembles, there is still a silver lining to these trade-offs.
In this issue, we feature Jericho Rosales and his love for biking, and in the process, discover the real price of fame. We take a look at minimalism and how it could possibly murder a rich heirloom culture; discover what a metabolic reset actually means; and offer an introduction to the country’s textiles. Because the only way to counter hidden trade-offs is by reading the fine print.