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  • Industry News

    The Sustainability Agenda

    CITEM launches a mentorship program that aims to encourage local brands to embrace material innovation and a more thoughtful production process—from sourcing to disposal and recovery

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    PH Ambassador Deposits the PH Instrument of Accession to the Istanbul Convention

    World Customs Organization (WCO) Secretary General Kunio Mikuriya (right) performs the Bating Filipino while accepting from Philippine Ambassador to Belgium, Luxembourg, and the European Union Eduardo José A. de Vega the Philippines’ Instrument of Accession to the Convention on Temporary Admission (Istanbul Convention) signed by President Rodrigo R. Duterte during the formal deposit of the Instrument at the WCO headquarters in Brussels, Belgium on 17 January 2022.

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    Alexander Garcia: Leaving a Legacy

    A pioneer in the local furniture industry, his goal was to focus on what’s important: people and product innovation

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    Very Peri-ly

    Dress the color, dress the part. We ring in the new year in 2022’s Pantone hue, and the good spirits we hope it brings

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    Fashionable Must-Haves for the Home

    Philux collaborates with fashion designer Rosanna Ocampo in a capsule collection of furniture and home accessories

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    Exploring the Charms and Challenges of Bamboo

    Home and furniture brands share how and why bamboo remains instrumental to their creative ventures—and a staple in Filipino homes and beyond

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    A Take On an Icon

    Ten Filipino designers reimagine the Ishinomaki Stool, making the already iconic piece even more so

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    A Digital Textbook of Design Know-How

    In case you missed it, here are the highlights from FAME+ Market Days’ three-day digital expo

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    Philux Spaces collaborates with Louis Vuitton

    The luxury brand’s Philippine flagship store gets a taste of Filipino design and artistry

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    Key Trends for the Home in 2022

    Key Trends for the Home in 2022 Subhead: New York-based trend forecasting agency Fashion Snoops shares what they believe will “drive newness” for the home in 2022

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    Here’s Your Ultimate Guide to FAME+ Market Days

    Navigate your way through the three-day Philippine Design and Lifestyle Digital Sourcing Festival via HopIn. Tune in to the talks on the Stage, explore the Expo, watch the Sessions, and engage in the B2B meetings

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    Securing the Creative Future

    The Philippine Creative Industries Development Bill seeks to identify the creative industries and formalize their economies—highlighting, once again, that the future is creative

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    Philippine Brands are Looking Back, Moving Forward

    This edition’s Maison et Objet and More exhibition is a response to the past year spent in the pandemic, and how home and furniture brands continue to create—crafting compelling, unique, and ‘desirable’ designs

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    Fashion Beyond Boundaries

    In these challenging times, the Philippine Fashion Coalition aims to unify the industry

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    Building Brands, Building Communities

    At the heart of fair trade practices are efforts that involve partner communities on a deeper level. NIñOFRANCO and Junk Not! share how their initiatives greatly benefit everyone involved, makers and consumers alike

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    How to Go from Local to Global

    Kenneth Cobonpue, Milo Naval, Rita Nazareno, Amina Aranaz-Alunan, and Matthew Brill share how they set about taking their brands worldwide so you can craft your own game plan

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    Coming Back Home to Nature

    There’s a collective desire to be reconnected with nature as stay-at-home orders make people involuntary shut-ins. Local furniture and home décor brands are responding by following their natural instincts

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    Signs of the Times

    Local fashion brands launch new accessories that speak the language of “now”

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    Envisioning a Booming Philippine Creative Economy

    The online conference Creative Futures brought policy makers, industry leaders, and advocates together in a series of illuminating talks and panel discussions

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    A Design Hub Grows in Bacolod

    Southern-based manufacturers find a permanent home in the new ANP Hub. Christina Gaston gives us a tour

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    From the Philippines to New York

    At the NY Now Digital Market, Philippine home and fashion brands showcase what they do best: coming up with unique and innovative, world-class products while staying true to their identities, tradition, and craft

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    Retail Furniture is Ready for Brighter Days

    Lifestyle brands get creative and daring more than a year after the pandemic started—and it’s cause for celebration

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    A Lifestyle Retail Platform Shows Us How to Go Digital

    The Pinas Sadya founders share their stories and tips on how other SMEs and startups can make the important digital pivot

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    What Buyers Really Look for at Trade Fairs

    International buyers discuss what catches their eye at trade fairs and the factors that influence their decision to place an order

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    Making the Big Leap from Brick-and-Mortar Stores

    Here’s how local fashion and accessory businesses survived—and thrived—during the pandemic, by transitioning online

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    The Enduring Aesthetic of Heritage

    E. Murio, Shuili Snake Kiln Ceramics, and Tai-Hwa Pottery combine decades of experience crafting homeware using time-honored techniques to create rustic products with a modern touch

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    Sense and Sustainability

    For their creative collaborations, these brands championed Asian sensibilities and meaningful practices in product design and production

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    Charting a Well-Designed Future for the Philippines and Taiwan

    CITEM and NTCRI's exchange program between designers and manufacturers in the Philippines and Taiwan opens doors to collaboration, new discoveries, and bright ideas in design

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    A Strong Philippine Collection at Maison & Objet and More

    CITEM presents a 28-strong Philippine design collective at the famed French trade fair’s digital showroom

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    Virtual Realities

    Home and lifestyle brands successfully embraced digital marketing following the pandemic—and here’s how others can follow suit

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    CITEM brings in FAME+ exhibitors at first-ever virtual AIFFS

    Ten home and lifestyle brands from FAME+ join the roster of 33 Philippine brands in participation

  • Industry News

    The Business of Sustainable Fashion

    “Sustainability” has become a buzzword in the fashion scene, but adhering to ethical and environmentally conscious practices can come with a cost. Local fashion brands discuss their sustainability policies, these strategies’ impact on their bottom line, and why they continue to choose this less-trodden path

  • Design Trends

    A Decade of Pantone’s Colors of the Year

    The iconic hues of the International Color Authority figure in these objects from Manila FAME.

  • Where We Are Now

    Going the Distance

    An optimistic report on design and manufacturing during these extraordinary times

  • Fueled By An Indomitable Spirit

    The Philippine Design Community Perseveres Despite Uncertain Times

    The Philippine Design Community Perseveres Despite Uncertain Times


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