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Kultura has always been the leading marketplace for Filipino brands which are sustainably sourced.
This September, Kultura takes it a notch higher with its first ever Filipino Design Studio, a celebration of Filipino artistry that brings over 50 premium guest brands and designers, alongside Kultura’s current roster of homegrown brands.
“As a platform for social enterprises and MSMEs, we’re very excited to bring the Filipino Design Studio and showcase the creativity, craftsmanship, and the talent that these brands offer and give our shoppers a chance to support them,” Kultura President Ivy Yap shared.
Through the Filipino Design Studio, brands are given a platform to showcase their work and scale up through the largest purveyor of Filipino heritage and craftsmanship in the Philippines - Kultura. Shoppers can enjoy a wide curation of sustainable finds that give back to indigenous communities and support Filipino talent.
“Through our marketplace, SM Retail and its brands like Kultura provide opportunities for these Filipino artisans and indigenous communities to have livelihood and more importantly, make it sustainable. We are a platform for the MSMEs and social enterprises to grow and scale,” SM Retail Vice President for Corporate Communications Cathy S. Ileto added.
Looking to revamp your wardrobe? Add local artistry to your outfit of the day with Kara De Juan’s statement bags and accessories. Kara de Juan’s stylish bags and jewelry are made from ethically-sourced carabao horns.
Ken Samudio’s stunning accessory line carries marine-life inspired finds made with beads upcycled from plastic bottles, sea glass, and other native sustainable materials. Another eco-fashion brand is Virtucio, which showcases bags and accessories that incorporate recycled grocery bags and plastic in its designs.
For something that’s uniquely Filipino and brings a fun, fresh take to your look, check out Matthew and Melka's totes with floral accents and beaded slip-ons as well as celebrated designer, Rhett Eala’s collection in flattering silhouettes for a modern take on Filipiniana.
Meanwhile, JIM Weaver's colorful and imaginative silk scarves will surely upgrade your outfit with its original artwork that takes inspiration from both pop culture and Filipino traditions.
Incorporate proudly Filipino and eco-friendly finds at home with brands like The Fine Life Market, that carries sustainable home goods such as reusable towels conveniently rolled onto wooden stands, eco-friendly kitchen tools and beeswax wraps for food.
Support weaving communities across the regions with brands like Strong Mina, which uses handloomed and embroidered textiles from Abra, Our Little Ideas, which carries luxuriously soft towels and blankets made in Bicol, and La Bon Vie, which showcases the Ilocano craft of textile weaving in its line of handmade home essentials.
Find more exciting, sustainable brands to love at the Kultura Filipino Design Studio. Visit Kultura’s Filipino Design Studio from September 1 to 30 at Kultura 3/L, The Podium, Ortigas.
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Editor’s Note: This article was provided by Kultura Filipino.