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6 Stores To Check Out When You Visit HUB: Make Lab

These finds are worth the trip to Escolta!

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Photography: Alyssa Roxas

In 2013, a group of creatives named 98BCOLLABoratory partnered with First United Building to revive Manila's Queen of Streets with Saturday X Future Market @ESCOLTA. A few years later, through the same revolutionary collaboration, The HUB was born. 

The HUB: Make Lab is now the home of some of the best start-up companies in the country who are trying to jumpstart their business whether it be arts & crafts, food, clothes, or accessories. Give your weekend plans an interesting twist and drop by Escolta to get your fix of one-of-a-kind must-haves! 

Warden Home

If you're looking for a well-curated collection of contemporary pieces for your home, you need to make a beeline for Warden Home's booth. From wall art, accents, modern knickknacks and homeware, they are a one-stop shop for everything you might need for your haven. 

  • You can call Warden Home at 0917 574 6686.  

Oliohaus 

For those who live in smaller spaces or condo units, Oliohaus Custom Furniture can provide you with all your compact and convertible furnishing needs. If you can't find the perfect piece in their HUB: Make Lab kiosk, feel free to make a made-to-order purchase or visit their main store in Quezon City. 

  • 51 1st Laguna street, NIA Village, Brgy. Sauyo, Quezon City
  • You can call them at 0917-5405001 or 0943-7017416.

Simoy ng Haraya 

Simoy ng Haraya is a proudly Filipino company that carries a unique line of scents conceptualized and blended by the owner, Lala de Leon. Whether you are on the hunt for colognes, room and linen sprays, or reed diffusers, you'll find a tiny bottle that can conjure a rustic and tranquil feel in any space here. 

Clay Stories 

Owned by a group of pottery enthusiasts, you will find a lot of clay must-haves in this spot. There's no need to worry if you aren't into earthenware, they also have a wide array of embroidered linens, postcards, and handmade stickers that you can choose from. 

  • You can call them at 0917 322 3844.

MNL Grow Kits 

If you have a green thumb or you want to get into gardening, grab a box or two from MNL Grow Kits. Famous for selling Sow and Gro kits, these tiny sets have everything you need to grow your own organic plants, edible or otherwise. It even comes with a comprehensive planting guide that covers preparation to harvest! 

Photo from @mnlgrowkits via Instagram. 

Forever Ugly

Need a makeshift bookbag? Going to the supermarket? Running weekend errands? If you answered yes to any of those questions, you need to get your hands on the canvas bags at Forever Ugly. Bonus: the totes make adorable statement pieces, too! 

Photo from @foreveruglylifestyle via Instagram.

Hub: Make Lab is located at First United Building, 413 Escolta St., Manila. For more information, visit the Hub: Make Lab website or follow them on Facebook for updates. 

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