In celebration of Independence Day, Kami.com.ph visited the #CelebrateLokal Bazaar organized by the Weekend Showroom.
Here are the Filipino products and companies that every independence-loving Filipino should watch out for!
1. Kandama Social Enterprise
This Filipino social enterprise is on a mission to #SaveTheWeave. Since handloom weaving is at the precipice of extinction due to the efficiency of machine-powered looms, a community of spirited individuals with the objective of uplifting Filipino talent and culture through fashion and the arts, created a collective that will inspire creative synergy among master weavers, modern designers, and indigenous artisans to create a lighthouse of living traditions that empower both indigenous and cosmopolitan women.
We can’t stop raving over the Sidlan bag! Sidlan is a proudly Filipino product that aims to encourage everyone to wander around the beautiful islands of the Philippines.
This bag is a multi-function lifestyle bag with sand-repellent and quick-dry features. The bag’s uniqueness comes from its ability to transform into a mat and a blanket instantly!
The designer and creator of this bag is a Filipino hippie traveler with Mindanaoan roots. Inspired by her frequent trips to the beach, the Sidlan was created. With this, she wishes to encourage everyone to experience the beauty of traveling.
3. Joy Charcoal Stove
Joy Charcoal stove was invented by a Filipino in 1970 (talk about a Proudly Pinoy product). This internationally patented product is so safe and environmentally-friendly its customers can use it inside their condominium units.
Joy Charcoal stove is a multi-purpose stove designed for most economical fuel with maximum heat efficiency. It is portable for picnics and camping and a must-have for budget-conscious housewives.
4. Hunter Tradition
This Filipino company founded by Carlo Villamin, Melanie Villamin, and Bernard Brecip offers classy leather watch straps and customizable wallets. Their straps are all hand built and hand stitched with every attention to detail. Hunter Traditions prides itself for its impeccable customer service that works with their customers to create the strap that they desire.
5. AADR Arts and Crafts Center
AADR collaborates with community enterprises to create products that are innovative and that meets the standards and demands of the industry. At the same time, the raw materials used to make these products are ensured to be of high quality and sourced from the best providers.
6. Historia Arts and Antiques
Historia is an antique store run by JV Esposo who is a third generation antique seller. JV’s family has been in the antique business for around forty years.
7. Hide & Seek Leathers Co.
Hide & Seek Leathers Co. believes that going on bigger-than-life adventures require a companion that can endure the challenges ahead. To provide its customers with a well-suited travel companion, Hide & Seek meticulously designs and creates leather essentials built for its customers’ daily adventures.
The company’s founders Raymond Santos and Michelle Aseron aim to share their love for leather by making quality well-designed handcrafted leather products, perfect for any lifestyle, accessible to everyone.
8. Obsession Without Limits
Everything that you will find in Obsession Without Limits (affectionately nicknamed O.W.L.) is a labor of love. Each piece is unique, adorable and intricately done. It will surely showcase its customers’ individuality and love for fun.
O.W.L provides unique, fun and adorable handmade accessories for every Filipino which aims to reach a wide variety of individuals regardless of age, status and style.
9. Au four goodies
You must try their delectable cookies called Nomnoms made by Maria Rubin. Au four goodies also offer chili oil and Zamboanga-made bagoong by Ana Chan and Kay Tarroza-Apostol.
This company was founded by Emma Viri and they offer locally made home fragrances. Their fresh bamboo home spray is a must try for every Filipino home!