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MaArte at the Pen: An Intimate Fair with Only the Best 31

August 8, 2017 7:00 pm by Cheenee Otarra

Colorful, embroidered indigenous woven textiles, custom brews of tea, bespoke artisan fragrances, unique jewelry and home accessories – these are just some of the treasures you can expect to find at the MaArte at the Pen, happening on August 11-13, 2017 at The Gallery, The Peninsula Manila. Out of hundreds […]

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NAWA PH: T’boli Jewelry For a Cause

June 15, 2017 7:00 pm by Karla Ramos

For fashion connoisseurs, it is difficult to find a place where you can buy indigenous-inspired accessories that can both be locally-produced, nice looking, and uplift the indigenous people. Nawa PH proves that it doesn’t have to be tricky as they are one of the few local jewelry stores who manage […]

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Aranaz for Everyone

April 18, 2017 7:00 pm by Vicki Abary

Photos from Aranaz Instagram Do you remember when the fashion accessories brand Aranaz was sold in bazaars? Even then they already had one-of-a-kind bags. Made with local materials such as wooden beads, mother of pearl and rattan through traditional craftsmanship in modern designs, Aranaz was ahead of its time—offering women […]

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Ylla Shoes: Wear Your Pride

March 31, 2017 7:00 pm by Karla Ramos

Thousands of products in which we can call ‘ours’ embarked with the touch of being a Filipino, are already making the noise in the market, but let me introduce you to one brand that went all the way in making sure that their products not only resemble the “Filipino way” […]

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ANTHILL Fabric Gallery: Weaving Dreams, Weaving Love

February 25, 2017 7:00 pm by Eunice Guzon

ANTHILL Fabric Gallery creates everyday essentials from byproducts of indigenous fabrics. They have ready to wear pieces that can easily be mixed and matched and they offer custom or made-to-measure services; all of which are statement pieces that stand for an advocacy. “It was fulfillment of a shared dream between […]

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Pair for a Pair That Cares

February 24, 2017 7:00 pm by Vicki Abary

More than just making a profit, there are several international companies that also make a difference in this world through their corporate social responsibility. Big businesses that top the list in CSR for 2016 are Google, Microsoft and the Walt Disney Company as compiled in this Forbes report. These companies […]

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Habi Batangan: From Nanay with Love

February 15, 2017 10:23 pm by Eunice Guzon

Oh, February! It’s that time of the year again when flowers, hearts and sweet something’s and nothing’s make us feel giddy or make some of us cringe. And since we’re all in a ‘love month’ mood, we searched the Google world (from the Book of Corinthians to Taylor Swift) for […]

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Viajecito: Made Especially For Your Weekends

February 13, 2017 7:00 pm by Katrina Castaneda

Living in the tropics, one can never have enough of the sea, sand and sun. The bipolar weather that we’ve already gotten used to gives us no excuse to look and feel dull so the search for something bright and light to make us feel a little closer to the […]

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Jacinto & Lirio: Making Indigenous Look Sexy

February 7, 2017 12:00 am by Katrina Castaneda

J&L was part of our top picks for Gift Ideas for Moms and Dads last December as the team found it very useful yet appealing. Aside from planners, the brand also has other items to offer that takes inspiration from the environment. “We thought of the idea of using Philippine indigenous […]

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Lumago Designs Invites You to #BeadTheChange

February 5, 2017 7:00 pm by Eunice Guzon

Lumago means ‘to blossom (abundantly)’ in Filipino. This word is a perfect fit for Lumago Designs, an enterprise that sprung from a little bud of hope — an idea that could potentially create a sustainable, environment-friendly and creative enterprise for the women of Dumaguete City. December, 2016 — I still […]