Are you looking for traditional local products that are uniquely made by katutubos or indigenous Filipinos? Shoppers can look forward to the Katutubo Pop-Up Market to start their holiday shopping and support local from December 4 to 6 at The Curve Tower, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig. The bazaar will showcase various brands from different parts of the country, offering shoppers a special experience of the Philippine culture.
Here are some of the quality local products that you may find at the Katutubo Pop-Up Market:
1. Luggage Cubes by Truest Society
Courtesy of Truest Society
Truest Society, founded by Rep. Lucy Torres Gomez, offers luggage cubes designed to organize clothes, accessories and other items for your travels. The different sizes of cubes ensure optimum use of luggage space. Not to mention the charming colors and designs! These luggage cubes are also made from top-quality fabric with Truest Society’s ikat motif. The best part? A portion of the proceeds go to families in need.
2. Lulu Dress by Kaayo
Courtesy of Kaayo
To honor the Mindanao indigenous tribes, Kaayo brings us clothing that showcases the design and fabric from Mindanao. Among others, this Lulu dress, made from weaved fabrics with mixed prints, will surely exhibit the artistry of the Mindanao indigenous tribes — perfect for your next holiday party!
3. Hand-knitted Plushies by Knitting Expedition
Courtesy of Knitting Expedition
Perfect for children, these quirky plushies are hand-knitted by the women of Ifugao, Philippines – the same ones who also take care of the famed rice terraces. A portion of the sales of the plushies goes toward the preservation of the rice terraces. So, when you buy these plushies, you also help protect one of the wonders of the Philippines.
4. Decorative Sangkalan by Casa Garcia
Courtesy of Casa Garcia
Upgrade your kitchen with this decorative sangkalan or wooden chopping board. This artistic sangkalan promotes the creativity of Filipinos and makes a great gift option for the cooks in your family, especially this holiday season.
5. Hand-woven Footwear by The Loom Project
Courtesy of The Loom Project
The Loom Project brings us meticulously handwoven crafts by the indigenous communities from Abra to Negros. This handwoven footwear exhibits a distinct style and comfort while showing off the cultural heritage of the indigenous tribes.
6. Inukit Throw Pillow Covers by Abel PH
Courtesy of Abel PH
Abel PH brings us Inukit throw pillow covers. You can choose from an 18×18 cover with a powerful double-headed eagle design or a delightful pineapple pattern. Abel PH is an Ilocano social enterprise that also offers a wide range of products, such as blankets, towels, and more.
7. Statement Bag by Adante Leyesa
Courtesy of Adante Leyesa
Stand out in a crowd with these colorful statement bags. They are handcrafted and designed by Filipino designer, Adante Leyesa, who describes his works as intricate and a standout.
To explore all that the Katutubo Pop-up Market has to offer, visit their Instagram page here.