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Let These Cute Souvenirs Showcase Your Love for the Philippines

A partnership between Common Room and Go Lokal, the collection highlights the work of 16 designers

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Photography: Common Room for Go Lokal

If you’re a big supporter of local, handmade goods, you’re probably already familiar with Common Room, a shop where makers and artists gather and share their handcrafted goods. This time, the lifestyle store has partnered with the Department of Trade and Industry's Go Lokal to curate a special collection of Philippine souvenirs. The Common Room for Go Lokal Souvenir Collectionfeatures 16 designers and their take on everything they love about the Philippines.

“We’re excited to partner with DTI Asec. Rosvi Gaetos and Go Lokal for this project. There is so much amazing talent among the Common Room makers, headed by shop owners Roma and Maan Agsalud,” says designer Alessa Lanot of Life After Breakfast, who created accessories out of a pattern made with handpainted Philippine flowers. “This new souvenir line allows us designers to share the funny, happy, and beautiful things that we love about our country—not just to foreigners but to fellow Filipinos, as well.”

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Get to know the artists and see the items they've designed below:

Pop Junk Love 

Adorable toys get a Filipino touch with these cute fishball limited edition plushies.


Cynthia Arre

Imagine Bahay Kubo in paper goods form and you get this gorgeous set by illustrator Cynthia Arre.

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Alessa Lanot

An expert at pattern making, Alessa has turned her watercolored Philippine plants and flowers into gorgeous accessories—pouches, caps, and scarves!



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Designer's Crib

Imagine watercolored temporary tattoos with minimalist geometric designs to take home with you or bring along as you travel the world.


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Blue Flame Jewelry

The national leaf takes a golden turn with this beautiful anahaw pendant you can wear around your neck.


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Fandom Feels

From stickers to patches, every traveler (Pinoy or foreigner alike) will want to add these to their stash.



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Ella Lama

If you’re a Manila commuter (or have experienced it at least once in your life), these button pins will definitely earn a spot on your jean jacket.


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Cheryl J. Owen

Visual artist Cheryl’s watercolored sticker sets paint a picture of the Pinoy lifestyle—flora and fauna, modes of transportation, and foodie faves. All bases covered!


PS Crafts With Soul

Who doesn’t love collecting magnets from their travels? These will remind you of home wherever you may be.

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Paper Pliers

Make your mark the Pinoy way with these wire bookmarks with beautiful Filipino words.


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Sapin Sapin Tanzan

For kids and kids at heart, these Pinay dolls by Sapin Sapin Tanzan would make great gifts or pasalubong!


Nyuki

These crocheted earrings will make a statement wherever you are in the world.


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Soul Flower Co

Bag charms that will definitely remind you of all the sweetest things from home: Philippine fruits!


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Cut the Scrap

The sorbetes cart in the colorways of the Philippine flag doubles as a pen holder.



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Bedazzle Accessories

Wear our pride on your wrist with beaded bracelets from Bedazzle Accessories.



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Artysology

Tote bags that double as a guide to everything about the Philippines? Pretty cool if you ask us. The best part? They come in white and black.


You can check out The Common Room for Go Lokal Souvenir Collection at Go Lokal’s Kiss & Fly shop at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Terminal 3). All items will be available on July 4, 2018. Learn more about the products and designers by checking out golokal.dti.gov.ph or follow @commonroomph on Instagram!

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