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Shop At This Pinoy Fair In Makati And Help The National Museum

And check out all the unique, handmade Pinoy items you can find there!

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Photography: courtesy of MaArte Fair

Now that the entrance to the National Museum of the Philippines (and all of its other museums) is free, have you ever wondered what helps keep the museum up and running?

Part of this help comes from the MaArte Fair, the annual fundraiser of the Museum Foundation of the Philippines, Inc. (MFPI). At the press launch of the 10th edition of the MaArte Fair at The Peninsula Manila in Makati last July 18, MFPI president Albert Avellana talked about the importance of the foundation, and the fair.

“The Museum Foundation is the support for the National Museum and its other museums, and it helps promote cultural awareness,” he says. “Ang MaArte ay mangyayari taun-taon, kahit sino man ang magpapatakbo nito. Ito po ay para sa isang cause na mabuti na lahat ng tulong niyo—even the buyers—if ever you buy, it goes back to you, because it goes back to the museum. And the National Museum is yours; it is ours, so let us enjoy that.”

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Check out the unique Filipino pieces you can find at the fair:

Crocheted linen and accessories from Milvidas


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This brand taps and trains craftswomen from Gawad Kalinga communities to create delicate, hand-crocheted table accessories such as coasters, placemats, napkins, and more.

Luxurious tableware from Haute Home Manila

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Ever wonder where Heart Evangelista gets her dramatic coral chargers, sea urchin bowls, and animal-motif place card holders? Haute Home makes all of these pieces (and you can use them as decorative accessories, too).

Unusual pieces from Gifts and Graces


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This non-profit organization sells unique gift items and accessories made by livelihood and fairtrade communities of the marginalized sectors of society.


We especially love their affordable garment and shoe bags with humorous inscriptions (above).

Modern minimalist jewelry from Stockton Row


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This five-year-old fine jewelry brand produces graphically simple but sculptural pieces. 

Good Luck Humans: Cute as a button


Real Living’s founding editor Apol Lejano Massebieau creates bags, jewelry, furniture, pillows, and other accessories made out of dozens of hand-sewn fabric buttons, some of which are made out of tribal textiles.

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Elegant pieces for entertaining from Domesticity


This social enterprise from Bacolod produces handmade woven and wooden tableware, service ware, and other accessories, all of which have a charming and rustic touch.


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The 10th edition of the MaArte At The Pen fair will be held on August 10 to 12, 2018, at the Gallery of The Peninsula Manila in Makati City. For updates, follow MaArte on their Facebook page.

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