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Breathe new life into your personal space with these local finds

By Hannah Mallorca Published Dec 03, 2020 12:37 am

Who can resist the feel of new bedsheets, the sight of lovely home décor or the heavenly scent of essential oils? For most of this year, we’ve been cooped up in the comfort of our own homes. As a result, many of us have given our personal spaces a special makeover, turning them into the sanctuary of our dreams.

Have you ever tried switching up the overall aesthetic and vibe of your personal space? Or have you decided to go beyond collecting beautiful home items and establish your own dream business?

Look no further. The BUYanihan Resellers’ Virtual Trade Expo features proudly Filipino-made products perfect for your home—and many exciting opportunities for entrepreneurs, marketers and aspiring business owners. 

Here are some virtual sellers showcasing locally made products for your home:

CNelleJ Souvenir Shop Mangyan Handicrafts

Photo from CNelleJ Souvenir Shop Mangyan Handicrafts' Facebook page

From the indigenous peoples (IPs) of Mindoro, this souvenir shop offers handicrafts made of nito vines and wild twigs. It sells specially crafted baskets, coasters, fruit trays, jars and more. Not only are you making your personal space look better, you’re also supporting the Mangyan community. 

Glory’s Bamboocraft

Photo from Glory's Bamboocrafts' Facebook page

Bamboo is one of the most sought-after natural resources in the country due to its durability, sustainability and aesthetic value. Take products from Glory’s Bamboocraft, for instance. The shop features everyday products with a bamboo twist, such as wireless speakers, trays, coasters, pen jars and more. If you’re looking for a new companion for your errands, it sells handwoven bags and totes made out of bamboo as well.

Jacinto & Lirio

Photo from Jacinto & Lirio's Facebook page

Jacinto & Lirio prides itself on creating handcrafted plant leather goods made out of water hyacinth. Through its products, the shop aims to protect the environment and help families affected by the water hyacinth infestation with its products. Don’t miss out on its vegan leather desk pen holder, amenity tray, bag holder, desk accessories and more! If you love to write, the shop also sells journals and notebook refills. 

(Price range: P128-P3,100; other products must be requested for quotation)

Everything is Pine

Photo from Everything is Pine's Facebook page

If you’re looking for a statement handwoven accessory for your home, Everything is Pine is the shop for you. The shop sells handmade products made out of dried pine needles from Benguet such as baskets, gift pouches and placemats—even earrings. 

(Price range: P150-P450)

Scents & Memories

Photo from Scents & Memories' Facebook page

Finding the perfect scent that matches your taste and personal space doesn’t have to be a problem with Scents & Memories. The store’s owner Jovi Caoile said in a TV Patrol interview that the store aims to provide health and wellness benefits to customers. Don’t miss out on its best-selling aircon in a bottle, sleep spray and all-around spray available in 12 refreshing scents.

(Price range: P165-P975)

Olvin Scrapwood Furniture and Antiques

Photo from Olvin Scrapwood Furniture and Antiques' Facebook page

If you’re looking for brand-new furniture to spruce up your space, Olvin Scrapwood Furniture and Antiques is the place for you. The shop produces detailed wood furniture such as sofa beds, cabinets, TV stands, bar counters and more. 

The BUYanihan Resellers’ Virtual Trade Expo 2020 is a joint effort of the Association of Filipino Franchisers Inc., Department of Trade and Industry, JCI Makati, Go Negosyo, Philippine Commission on Women, Philippine Marketing Association, Talk Shop Asia and Women’s Business Council in partnership with PLDT Ka Asenso and The Philippine STAR. The event is sponsored by Shell Philippines, Entrego and Villar SIPAG Foundation. 

Interested entrepreneurs, resellers and business owners looking for opportunities can register at The registration is free for guests. You may call Jen Concepcion at (0917) 948-2930 or e-mail [email protected] for more inquiries. 

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