From apparel to jewelry, home decor, and more, each of the local brands featured in the artisanal fair have their own story to tell-here are just some to get you even more excited to visit!
With ArteFino coming up, looking at every booth and searching for brands that resonate with you would be hard. The artisanal fair is known for showcasing and championing local brands that deserve the spotlight. Aside from helping uplift local businesses, ArteFino will also give proceeds from the festival and ticket sales to The HeArteFino Foundation. The foundation uplifts local artisans and their communities.
Are you excited to start your ArteFino journey? Well, here are 10 brands you should look into when you visit. From clothes and jewelry to home decor, all of the local businesses in the artisanal fair have their own story to tell. These stories are communicated through the products you would surely love.
The brand EDITED LIMITED is all about sustainability. The clothing brand is by Leo Bartolome, who channels his creativity by transforming old clothes into new ones. EDITED LIMITED’s clothes are all modern and updated yet still classic—clothes that will surely stand the test of time. The brand uses embroidery to enhance and elevate its design story and purpose.
From one clothing company to another, Happy Andrada is already a household name in the Philippine fashion industry. Happy Andrada studied fashion courses at Central Saint Martins in London and this led to her being recognized as one of the best designers that came from the Philippines. Her designs are always inspired by her Filipino heritage and years of experience.
The brand TAGPI mixes traditional Filipino style with contemporary design. It also champions local artisans through their endeavors. Moreover, you can wear their clothes daily, showing the brand’s design versatility.
Cornerstone Pottery Farm
Aside from beautiful clothes, you can also check out Cornerstone Pottery Farm during your visit to ArteFino. The brand is a small family-run store in Silang, Cavite that sells handmade stoneware pottery. Moreover, their homeware and home decor would surely fit your interior design.
Good Luck, Humans
Good Luck, Humans is a brand that explores the different wonders of Filipino textiles. From flowy feminine dresses and tops to breathable and sleek men’s shirts, the brand has it all. You can also buy a few home decor pieces from them.
Looking for your next favorite locally-made handbag? Don’t worry, because ILHA has your back. Selling bags that are handmade in Marikina City, the brand specializes in handbags that are feminine and versatile. The brand also sources its materials locally from various provinces of the Philippines.
Paolo Miguel Designs
Paolo Miguel is a designer that turns classic Filipino design codes into modern and chic designs. The designer mostly makes bespoke women’s wear, but their ready-to-wear is always worth checking out.
It is rare to see an androgynous Filipino brand, and STUDIO PHILIPPO is one of them. Creating boxy barong tops for both men and women. The brand’s mission is to introduce Filipino-inspired casual clothing—and with their designs, surely their boxy barong tops can be an everyday staple.
Viña Romero’s design codes are surely eye-catching. Her men’s and women’s wear are understated statement pieces. Casual and formal, Romero’s designs transcend flexibility.
Little White Pouch Jewelry
Looking for the perfect dainty pair of earrings? A subtle yet precious necklace? The Little White Pouch Jewelry has got you covered! The brand is an online-based jewelry business that specializes in bespoke, handmade jewelry. They also uplift local artisans by partnering with local goldsmiths and jewelry artisans.
Banner photo via Instagram @happyandrada.ph.