Beatriz “Patis” Pamintuan Tesoro is known as the “Grand Dame of Philippine Fashion,” because of her creative and classic designs using indigenous Filipino materials like Abaca, Abel Tiniri, Mindanao Silk and Piña (extract fiber from pineapple leaves).
Patis Tesoro was introduced to weaving through the nuns in her school in Assumption, Iloilo. During her college days when she was nineteen, she met her professor in History, Atty. Claro Tesoro whom she married.
During the early 80s, Patis was a simple housewife and a part-time fashion designer where she would tailor-make an outfit to her rich circle of friends in their subdivision in San Juan.