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Finding A Place For Pineapple (Ind) the Big Apple

July 5, 2017 7:00 am by Eunice Guzon

Ryan Letada, co-founder of Next Day Better, taking the Pineapple Ind barong to the streets of New York “Pen pineapple, apple pen…” You may hate this song or (secretly) like it. You may hate pineapple chunks in your pizza (or burger) or love it. Whichever side you choose, one thing is […]

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Creating New Things Out of the Old: Sapin Sapin Tanzan

April 6, 2017 7:00 pm by Bettina Bacani

Here at Taste.Company, we’re all about products that are all-natural and protect the environment. We love brands like Human Nature, which makes use of local ingredients and turns them into “cruelty-free” products for home and personal use, and Kapuluan Coconut which sources raw organic coconut oil from rural, organic farms in […]

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Summer-Ready Accessories

April 2, 2017 7:00 pm by Vicki Abary

I love everything that summer represents: beach days, bright colors, breezy dressing. Summer isn’t just a season—it’s a state of mind. Our tropical country has lots of sunshine all year round but it’s the Spring-Summer season when accessories go into maximum color overload. Here’s a list of our favorite summer […]

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Style Isle: Keeping Filipino Traditions Alive

March 26, 2017 7:00 pm by Bettina Bacani

In our previous articles, we have featured different brands that make use of indigenous materials in their products – brands like Shoes by Kai, Anthill Fabric Gallery, Vela Manila, and Habi Batangan. They help keep our Filipino traditions by using weaves to create accessories and ready-to-wear pieces that are functional […]

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Will Lauder’s Kapuluan Coconut is Proudly Pinoy

March 13, 2017 7:00 pm by Gabriella Galvez

The coconut is currently celebrating its heyday these days, and while raw and virgin coconut oil are easy to find in the coconut-rich tropics, the rest of the Western world doesn’t enjoy this luxury. Enter Kapuluan Coconut. Kapuluan (“islands”, in Filipino) Coconut’s founder, Will Lauder, was scheduled to fly from […]

Bayani Brew: Honoring Unsung Heroes

March 9, 2017 7:00 pm by Bettina Bacani

Lemongrass, pandan, and camote – what do these three have in common? These are ingredients that we have long taken for granted; ingredients that are now being used in every bottle of Bayani Brew. Brewed only from all-natural, native ingredients – curiously yummy, ridiculously healthy, and proudly homegrown Bayani Brew […]

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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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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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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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Wear Your Culture with Shoes by Kai

January 29, 2017 7:00 pm by Bettina Bacani

If there’s one thing that all women will agree on, it’s that we can never have enough shoes. Women’s shoes come in many forms – boots, heels, wedges, sneakers, flats, sandals – I could go on and on. Unfortunately, all we see nowadays are those big brands in malls and department […]