ArteFino, one of Manila's biggest crafts fair for local artisans, is back for yet another year of showcasing the country's finest homegrown brands a.k.a. those set on keeping and upholding the ingenuity of Filipino craftmanship, along with their socially aware and responsible entrepreneurs, to cater to the sensibilities of the modern Filipino.
The fair returns to Rockwell from August 29 to September 1 with the theme of Pamana, which translates to heritage in English. It's a movement that invites designers and entrepreneurs alike to return to the traditional grassroots form of production and to innovate them with more functional and modern techniques, essentially reinventing the old to fit in and live on with the new. "The new entrepreneurs and larger younger demographic present a collective consciousness toward the best we can be," reiterates Susie Quiros, one of ArteFino's founders.
Before you head over to The Fifth at Rockwell, Power Plant Mall, read up on the complete list of ArteFino's vendors, below!
This year's curated list of fashion brands provide artisinal pieces that highlight the versatility of underrated Filipino weaves and fabrics, and showcases the skill of our local weavers from around the island. If there's ever a place to kickstart your stylishly patriotic and conscious consumerist lifestyle, ArteFino's the fair to be!
Complete list of participating fashion brands:
Alegre by Techie Hagedorn, AMARIE resortwear, ANTHILL Fabric Gallery, Antukin, Betina, Chill by Nooks, Filip + Inna, Freeway, Gabbie Sarenas, Great Women, Good Luck, Humans, Herman & Co., Ivarluski Aseron, Jor-El Espina, KAAYO Modern Mindanao, La Herminia, Label, Linea Etnika, Lokal Fashion + Home + Art, Nino Franco, Rurungan sa Tubod Foundation, Sari Lazaro, Tan Gan, Two Chic, Rhett Eala, Rosanna Ocampo, WYC Wear Your Culture, Zarah Juan
ArteFino's home and lifestyle brands advocate for a production process that's sustainable and environmentally-friendly. Shops like Sustainably Made by MARSSE and Haspe Designs in particular give importance to the ethical gathering of their materials and uplifting local wood workers through intimate and community-based means of building. In brief, here's the perfect place to shop for decorating an eco-friendly home.
Complete list of participating home brands:
ArteSania, Art of Gold, Balay Ni Atong, Beyond Borders, C&C, Domesticity / Tilia, E. Murio, Hacienda Crafts, Haspe Designs, HoliCow, Jamaica Markets, Kassa Inc, NVC Foundation, Paper Bound, Sustainably Made by MARSSE, Tara, The Olive Tree Corporation, Touch of Craft
Whether you're on the prowl for shoes, bags, or colorful jewelry to elevate your outfits, the list of this year's participating accessory brands are sure to make your purchases worthwhile through ethically made products, while at the same time patronizing the craftsmanship of disadvantaged yet talented native communities.
Complete list of participating accessory brands:
Adante Leyesa, Ai She, Casa Mercedes, Creative Definitions x LAKAT, Eccentrics, Farah Abu, Island Girl, Mich Dulce, Silnag, Stride Collective, Zapateria
ArteFino's selection of jewelry brands showcases the talent and creativity of local goldsmith communities, all with similar advocacies to uplift, empower, and broaden the Philippine jewelry industry
Complete list of participating jewelry brands:
Adornata, All That Glitters, Arnel Papa, Joyce Makitalo, Judy Jewels, Jul Dizon, Kathy and Kathy Bespoke, Micki Olaguer, Nlagdameo, Riqueza, Sanxi
Take your pick from this year's list of bag brands sustainably made with hand-woven and hand-crafted materials rendered in stylishly quirky designs.
Complete list of participating bag brands:
Beatriz, HaloHalo, Lara, Maison Lourdes, Rags2Riches, SC Vizcarra, Tali Handmade, Yvette Bags and Beads Collection
If you're on the hunt for pieces to decorate your space, especially those with an eye for a more modern-rustic aesthetic, these pottery brands showcase some of the best local craftsmanship and stoneware the country has to offer.
Complete list of participating pottery brands:
Casa San Pablo, Cornerstone Pottery, Red Slab
Provide your kid with only the best childhood experience through this year's home and clothing brands all sure to spark you toddler's creativity.
Complete list of participating brands: