Check Out These Locally-Made Home Finds at The 35th Negros Trade Fair
The Negros Trade Fair is an event that showcases beautiful products and delicious delicacies from Negros. While this happens annually, this year it goes digital, offering Negrense craftsmanship to a wider audience within and outside the country. The fair is currently open and will run up to June 30.
If you’re looking to add more traditional pieces and materials for your home, we’ve got you covered. We’ve come up with a list of local brands selling amazing artisanal crafts at tthe virtual fair that can enhance your interiors.
Hacienda Crafts is an envirosocial design company that creates contemporary furniture and home decoration. The company works mostly with women weavers who make these crafts at home to provide them with a second income for their families.
Layag Hanging Lamp
This piece is a tribute to the people of the Manapla fishing villages, who teach the art of weaving fishing nets to their children.
Amakan Wall Panel
Woven by artisans living at the foothills of the North Negros Natural Park, these panels are traditionally used as walls for nipa huts and comes in various designs.
Artisana Island Crafts
Artisana Island Crafts creates house accessories and bags using handwoven pandan.
Hula Fringed Charger and Glass Coaster
Native meets contemporary in these interesting dining pieces.
These planters will add tropical flavor to your interiors.
The del Rosario sisters began teaching crochet to the women residing in Multinational Village, Paranaque in 2011. Their skills steadily progressed, from creating coasters and napkins to pillows, bags and hand towels. Today, they are also able to do embroidery and macrame.
Here’s something for the plant parent in you! This hanger is made from an all-weather nylon cord that was individually knotted. It can perfectly hold a 6-inch plant pot.
Divina Pillow 16” Pillows with Insert
The Divina Pillow is made with 100% premium cotton thread in various colors. Each pillow is treated with utmost care, as it is carefully hand-crocheted.
Domesticity takes pride in their Filipino craftsmanship. They source most of their natural materials from Negros Occidental and work with local communities to create beautiful handmade home essentials.
Luna Hair Accessories Organizer
Made from faux leather and wrought iron material, this piece will be a great addition to your bathroom or your vanity area.
Babylan's Cococraft started in 1988, with Maxima and Rolando Madera deciding to take a small loan to fund their new home decor business. They began by using laminated coconut shells and later on introduced capiz shells and other indigenous materials to their products. Today, their handicrafts are available in the Philippines, Maldives, and the US.
Serving Tray, Small
Negrense designed and handcrafted this tray to represent their ingenuity, resourcefulness, innovation, and craftsmanship.
HoliCOW works with partner-communities to create sustainable products from excess materials. They also aim to express their Visayan and Filipino heritage through their designs.
A nod to sustainability, this tray is made from excess wood from furniture manufacturers.
Intricately crafted by the weavers of Abaca Noble, Aklan, these macrame chargers made from abaca is a great statement piece and conversation starter.
Creative Definitions is a social enterprise that partners with communities in the Negros Island to create handwoven sustainable textiles and products. The company uses ethical marketing, innovative designs and indigenous materials to support local farmers.
Mikey Table Runner
Break the monotony of a plain table with this patterned runner was handwoven by the people of Kabankalan, Negros Occidental.
Tumandok Crafts Industries
Based in Negros Occidental, Tumandok Crafts Industries is a social enterprise that transforms raw materials to beautiful handmade pieces.
Square Glass Coaster, Set of 4
Capiz always adds a local, old-world charm to any space. This blend of capiz shell strips and dried banana bark from Negros Occidental offers an interesting distressed vibe perfect for a rusting dining room.
The Negros Trade Fair is online till June 30.
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