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  • Behind the Brand

    Magic and Mysticism: The Jewelry of Joyce Makitalo

    The jewelry designer translates her fascination for stones, crystals, and the powers behind them into pieces with an almost mystical quality, surrounding its wearers with good taste and positive vibes

    6/07/2121
  • Behind the Brand

    Quirk, Joy, and Chibi Pots

    Design studio Ennoble elevates Philippine-made handicrafts with fun, quirky products that brighten up spaces and bring smiles to faces

    6/07/2121
  • Behind the Brand

    How Feanne Thrives in Art and Fashion

    Like the birds and leaves in her intricate works of art, the artist, illustrator, designer, and creative entrepreneur keeps up with the times and continues to evolve

    26/06/2121
  • Behind the Brand

    The Ever-Inquisitive Fashion of Kelvin Morales

    The experimental designer finds a vehicle in fashion to convey his most complex ideas, drawing from his wellspring of art references and fond memories, crafting clothes that shock, awe, and inspire

    26/06/2121
  • Behind the Brand

    That One Piece that Makes All the Difference

    Dynamic, colorful, and with a touch of whimsy, LIJA by That One Piece creates pieces that come to life

    25/06/2121
  • Behind the Brand

    The Art of Storytelling through Clothing

    Jerome Lorico, who started out creating home accessories for his family business, draws from childhood memories and references to his past to create looks that are both nostalgic and contemporary

    18/06/2121
  • Behind the Brand

    She Came to Make Clothes

    Designer Jill Lao marries pretty with practical, with a no-fuss, no-nonsense approach to fashion made for the modern woman

    8/06/2121
  • Behind the Brand

    Just Like a Phoenix, This Company Rises from Ashes

    Southeast Metro Arts shares it story on embracing perseverance and creating fine décor from a natural calamity

    2/06/2121
  • Behind the Brand

    Journey to Sustainability

    Creative Definitions stays committed to the practice of sustainability on all fronts: sourcing and processing natural materials, fostering weaving communities, practicing ethical marketing, fair trade, and pricing, and ensuring labor welfare

    31/05/2121
  • Behind the Brand

    The Minimalist: Seph Bagasao

    The boy who graduated at the top of his fashion design class stays true to his roots: structured shapes and clean lines that are anything but basic

    26/05/2121
  • Behind the Brand

    Whiff of Imagination

    Simoy ng Haraya captures unique Filipino experiences through scents and poetry, and a dedicated team of passionate makers

    17/05/2121
  • Behind the Brand

    Art That Binds

    Klaypel's unique art medium—recycled paper made into soft, colorful paper clay—has made art-making more accessible and fun for all, art professionals and artists-at-heart alike

    4/05/2121
  • Behind the Brand

    Rooted in Nature and Culture

    Tracing roots, studying raw materials, and drawing inspiration from culture transformed a Cagayan de Oro paper craft business into a global eco-friendly brand

    28/04/2121
  • Behind the Brand

    The Art of Wearing Heirloom

    Gigi Bermejo puts decades of experience hunting down and collecting Philippine heritage jewelry into Maria Angelica, where she introduces a new generation to the beauty and craftsmanship of these wearable antiques

    28/04/2121
  • Behind the Brand

    Nesting Essentials with Filipino Warmth

    Tahanan Furniture literally creates a home for contemporary Philippine-made pieces

    21/04/2121
  • Behind the Brand

    Cottage Treasures

    How Shelmed grew their business into a Catholic company that operates like a home, fosters its community of artisans, and recently, opened its doors to young designers from Taiwan through the Taiwan-Philippines Craft Cooperation Project

    20/04/2121
  • Behind the Brand

    Endless Possibilities with Ceramic and Pandan

    A pioneer in ceramic manufacturing transitioned into a homestyle social enterprise that utilizes pandan—and creates livelihood for weaving communities in Negros

    14/04/2121
  • Behind the Brand

    Neil Felipp Creates Stories You Can Hold in your Hand

    Through his meticulously hand-crafted pieces, Neil Felipp San Pedro tells stories of sirens and Greek creatures, of fairy tales and childhood memories, and of a deeply personal creative journey

    31/03/2121
  • Behind the Brand

    Fashion for Free Spirits

    Abraham Guardian and Mamuro Oki of the fashion brand HA.MÜ are challenging fashion conventions one genderless dress at a time

    26/03/2121
  • Behind the Brand

    Luxury Department Stores Clamored for this Pampanga-Based Furniture Brand

    For 45 years, Calfurn has been championing Filipino design and sustainably sourced local materials in the global export scene

    4/03/2121
  • Behind the Brand

    Label X Marks the Spot

    Architect and furniture designer EJ Pasia has a practice of keeping things on point

    4/03/2121
  • Behind the Brand

    The School of Satchel’s Practical Magic

    The brand is famed for its classic, high-quality crafted bags, but it also tells a socially conscious and ethical tale of leather

    4/03/2121
  • Behind the Brand

    This Stylish Lamp Seen in Scandi Interiors is Made in Cebu

    Arte Cebuana creates natural, woven lamps that embrace all the current trends

    4/03/2121
  • CHANALLI

    A Tradition In Carving

    Sustainable wood, such as mango and acacia, is used for Chanalli’s antique reproductions.

    18/10/2020
  • CDO HANDMADE PAPER CRAFTS

    Sustainable Slant

    Cagayan de Oro Handmade Paper advocates 100% tree-less paper-furniture production

    18/10/2020
  • DEPARTMENT 24

    Modernity + Tradition

    Traditional décor items receive a playful spin with Department 24

    18/10/2020
  • CONTEMPORANEO

    Stubborn head, Steadfast heart

    Not even a conflagration that razed Contemporaneo's factory can stop the brand from transforming materials into pieces of irrepressible beauty

    18/10/2020
  • JB WOODCRAFT INC.

    Preserving A Romantic Legacy

    JB Woodcraft pioneered in the export of hand-carved components and furniture which were made out of the Bituin family's hometown of Betis in Pampanga.

    18/10/2020
  • HACIENDA CRAFTS

    Craft Makes a Comeback

    Hacienda Crafts create rustic charm with Negros Island artistry and indigenous materials

    18/10/2020
  • JOANIQUE

    Expressing Individuality Through Jewelry

    Design must be worn in order for it to be understood

    18/10/2020
  • MORE THAN A CHAIR

    Bridging Traditional Modes with Modern Aesthetics

    More Than a Chair is more than excited to brave new waters in the furniture design and manufacturing industry

    18/10/2020
  • JUNK NOT HANDICRAFTS

    Creating Impact Through Social Design

    Anak ng Tupa, the award-winning chair was born out of Willie’s desire to create designs with deeper meanings.

    18/10/2020
  • MCCA INDUSTRIAL CORPORATION

    The Language of Metal

    MCCA’s design vocabulary has been enriched with collaborative endeavors.

    18/10/2020
  • NATURE'S LEGACY

    A Maverick Inventor

    Nature's Legacy delivers on a promise of ethical living with every item they produce

    18/10/2020
  • OBRA CEBUANA

    A Modern Imagination of Classic Rattan

    Obra Cebuana’s strength as a renowned resource for mainly rattan-based products with a contemporary identity.

    18/10/2020
  • PRIZMIC & BRILL VALISES

    A Distinctive Style Shaped by Nostalgia For Adventures and Histories

    A contemporary brand with an old soul steeped in a nostalgia for the past

    18/10/2020
  • PHILIPPINE TREASURES

    A Natural Flair

    A leading exporter of seasonal decor and accent pieces made from both natural and synthetic materials.

    18/10/2020
  • NATIVE CRAFTS AND ARTS

    Bamboo Brut

    Native Crafts and Arts' passion for handicraft production and exportation is always aroused and enlivened

    18/10/2020
  • RED SLAB POTTERY

    The Clay Beneath His Feet

    There’s more to Victoria than just pottery. “It’s a brick-making town too,” Eric said.

    18/10/2020
  • S.C. VIZCARRA

    The Future of Weaving

    The artisanal tradition of S.C. Vizcarra is preserved and will live well into the future

    18/10/2020
  • SCHEMA

    The Soul of Things Handmade

    The Schema expertise: fine-metal wires diffusing playful and artistic light-and-shadow projections

    18/10/2020
  • TADECO

    A Fresh Take on Traditional Methods and Materials

    Collections of handmade paper that feature fresh colors and patterns

    18/10/2020
  • TRIBOA BAY LIVING

    Blending Tradition And Modernity

    Triboa's refined hardwood is the texture of a satisfied life

    18/10/2020
  • SOUTH SEA VENEER

    Masters of Marquetry

    South Sea Veneer exploits its expertise in the meticulous craft of marquetry to gain a competitive edge.

    18/10/2020
  • Venzon Lightings

    A Bright Future

    Venzon Lighting’s 'sensible engineering' highlights practical product application and emerging design trends

    18/10/2020
  • SIGNATURE BY CHALL

    Romantic grandeur in every glance

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    18/10/2020
  • The Circular Economy

    Design, Upcycled

    This socially responsible store brings together like-minded artisans who aim to keep our landfills empty.

    14/10/2020
  • Our Mobile Phone Is One Of The Most Important Tools In Our Lives

    Different But Not Strange

    The unorthodox philosophies of Danish icon Jacob Jensen can help us change how we view design.

    14/10/2020
  • The New Work Arrangement

    Weave-From-Home

    The artisans of Hacienda Crafts have apparently been in a safe and happy WFH arrangement from the very beginning.

    13/10/2020
  • Third Generation Stories

    Coming Out Of Their Shell

    Décor company Shell Arts looks to the past to create pieces for the present.

    13/10/2020
  • Home Decor & Houseware

    Sustainability, Serendipity and Sophisticated Design

    Sustainability, Serendipity and Sophisticated Design

    12/10/2020
  • JB Woodcraft

    Handcarving’s Bold Bravura

    Handcarving’s Bold Bravura

    12/10/2020
  • CDO Handmade Paper

    A Commitment to Sustainability and Filipino Handicraft

    A Commitment to Sustainability and Filipino Handicraft

    12/10/2020

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