As we enter a whole new world in the new normal, the most sophisticated holiday artisan fair in Manila has finally made a way for us to shop wherever and whenever.
With the local fashion industry heavily impacted by the pandemic, many brands are finding ways on how they can keep their businesses afloat and continue to help their partner communities. This was also due to the fact that the unprecedented onslaught of the global economic recession forced some boutiques to be closed, productions put to a halt or considerably downsized, and orders canceled.
So, when Metro Manila was finally announced to lift its lockdown restrictions to GCQ, several local designers and brands immediately locked arms to help one another. They needed to look for modern solutions in order to pivot post-pandemic.
But fortunately, as we’re already living in the age of technology that has immensely helped boost globalization, all of us are now interconnected—from how we communicate, how businesses trade in goods and services, and of course, the flows of investment. Hence, it’s only fitting that we fully utilize the web in showcasing our very own.
Leading the pack towards celebrating Filipino craftsmanship and creativity is none other than Artefino. Ever since its birth, the local annual artisan fair has been all about showcasing various products made of the best materials found in the Philippines.
Now, since it has been their mission to champion our native communities, too, Artefino provides us a better platform that reimagines the quintessential way of how we celebrate the most sophisticated artisan fair. How exactly? Launching its first-ever digital platform paving the way towards a more accessible and inclusive global platform.
According to the brand, “as we navigate these rapid changes, one thing remains the same—our unwavering commitment to our local Filipino community—not just in times of crisis, but in the journey towards a more united future that will truly shape our lives.”
So, from the sprawling The Fifth at Rockwell, the event now takes on its commitment to supporting local artisans with a shift online with shopartefino.com. The new shopping experience allows buyers from anywhere across the world to access thoughtfully curated pieces anytime. Think of it as a one-stop-shop for all things Filipino—whether it’s clothing, accessories, protective gear, or even home decors.
But the best thing about this is that it will continuously be refreshed 24/7, especially if there are new offerings from your favorite local brands. In the long run, the ArteFino experience will always be unique as products remain responsibly and locally crafted, directly impacting the livelihood of communities all over the country. And always remember: support local and love local.