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#LifeLokal: 12 locally made fashion and lifestyle products that will make you feel good

By Camille Santiago Published Jun 12, 2023 12:01 pm

As we celebrate the nation's 125th Independence Day, it is only fitting to show our support for local businesses. By doing so, we are not only helping to grow the local economy, but we are also celebrating our culture and giving livelihood to Filipino artisans.

As part of our #LifeLokal column, we are highlighting 12 fashion and lifestyle products from the brands we have featured, which we sure are perfect for any occasion. From stylish clothes to fun home décor, there is something for everyone.

So if you are looking for new products to shop for, be sure to check out this list.

Hibiscus Dazzler Tea Pyramids, P295, Nature's Apothecary

Vibrant and succulent, our caffeine-free Hibiscus Dazzler (P295) layers tangy, floral, and fruity notes steeped in a crimson brew.

Enjoy the heart-healthy benefits of hibiscus, blue butterfly pea, rose petals and rose hips for a subtly sweet and visual treat. A minty punch ties this drink nicely, making it a perfect work energy booster or an after-dinner digestif. 

Each box contains twelve tea pyramids, perfect for convenient and easy steeping.

Kalaw Dinner and Salad Plate, P4,000 (set of 4), Casa Juan

Get started with your tablescape journey with dinnerware from Casa Juan. The Kalaw set (P4,000) features the Philippine Hornbill or "Kalaw," a large species of hornbill endemic to the Philippines.

Each set includes 4 pieces of 10.5 " dinner plates and 4 pieces of 8" salad plates.

Pilipinas Luntian Catch Tray, P900, Millie Monday

Printed trays can add a touch of personality and style to any home décor, and this Millie Monday Pilipinas Luntian Catch Tray (P900) is just that. 

The Pilipinas Collection is a joint project with Mia De Lara and is all about "rediscovering the Philippine Heritage in contemporary classic illustrations on everyday utilitarian objects."

Lip Booze, P349, GRWM

Your lip balm doesn't have to be boring and plain. Now, there are 12 shades to choose from GRWM! Lip Booze (P349), which has a high shine finish, can be used as a lip balm or lip mask on top of another product and it sells for just P349 each.

Inti [Sun] Earrings, Arao

Pearls are often used in traditional Filipino jewelry and they continue to be a popular fashion accessory today.

The Inti or Sun earrings, designed in collaboration with Joanique, feature 18k yellow gold and white baroque South Sea pearls following the shape of the Quesha sun.

Arise + Unwind Canvas Drawstring Set, P900 (200ml), For Keeps

Aromatherapy products are a helpful complementary for improving mood and overall well-being. This Arise and Unwind set (P900) from For Keeps is made to help you start your day off right and prepare you for a restful night's sleep. The Arise hand and body wash is infused with a citrusy blend of peppermint, calamansi, dalandan, orange, and bergamot. The Unwind wash is infused with a lavender essential oil.

Bahay Kubo Containers with Spoon, P2,800, Liwayway

Add some fun to your dining table! Use this Bahay Kubo container with spoon (P2,800) to keep your dry condiments and whatnot. It's made of fine bone China and handmade in the Philippines.

Arya Top, P1,700, Topstop

Whether it's a formal event you're going to or just a fun night out, this Arya top (P1,700) from Top Stop PH is a sexy but classy addition to your wardrobe.

Eliana Set, P3,695, Cariño

This breezy set is all you need for the hot, humid weather. The Eliana set (P3,695) features a V-neck longsleeved top with tie details and a lined maxi skirt, both made of crepe fabric.

Gabriela Blouse with huge Ribbon Accent, P2,990, Pinas Sadya

We can already imagine ourselves wearing this to brunch with the girls! The Gabriela Blouse (P2,990) by Pinas Sadya has an asymmetrical cut with a huge ribbon on the shoulder and is available in different colors and prints.

Paloma Bag, P1,950, Wenya

You don't need to go to the beach to use this bag, it's perfect for everywhere! The Wenya Paloma Bag (P1,950) in Chocolate is made of Raffia material and is fully lined with one inside pocket.

Cora slingback shoes, price available upon request, Juanita Studio

These loafer-style slingbacks from Juanita Studio are made of high-quality leather and have a comfortable, low heel that makes them perfect for both work and play. The slingback design of this pair adds a touch of femininity, while the classic brown color makes them easy to style with any outfit.