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Help out a Pinoy This Christmas: Buy Local, Support Local

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Choose Philippines | Dec 08, 2015
Help out a Pinoy This Christmas: Buy Local, Support Local

Giving gifts, no matter how small or simple, has been a Christmas tradition especially for Filipinos. We spend our Christmas bonus or 13th month pay on toys and clothes for our many inaanaks and pamangkins. We scour the malls and tiangges for best buys until midnight. We haggle as much as we can just to get the best price. Unfortunately, because of this practice, most of our hard-earned money goes to multinational companies and, sometimes, even foreign business owners.

This Christmas, why not make things different and spread the true meaning of Christmas? Make a local seller smile by buying from his online shop or his small store at the street corner. This way, more local people and sustainable communities will have a better Christmas.

On December 13, 2015, Flow in the City brings local brands, all-natural products, and festive eats at Capitol Greenstreet, Capitol Hills Drive, Quezon City for Flow In The City: A Holiday Wellness Shopping Fair. Items range from fashion, home and art, to food and drinks.

Local merchants present on the said day include the following: Tali Ti Amianan, Calaman-Sea, Retablo, Noteworthy, Brown Belly Swimwear, Sugarcane, The Seed Pantry, Doterra Therapy, DoTerra Oils, Kolisko Waldorf School, Hey Kessy, Yakang Yaka, The Cookie Lady, One For The Road, Baguettini, Hello Luang, Cool Girls Club, Take Root, Rawlicious Green Smoothies, Bow House, Battery Bakes, Paper and Co, Zealous Bikinis, Explorer Wax Co, Anytime Fitness, Indigo Baby, The Flow Shop, Jaimala, Posh Pockets, Wundertree, Iscents, Cultured Caveman, Fog City Creamery, Project Hearth, And Everything, Facets and Figures, and Dew.

"One of a kind handcrafted accessories inspired by Asian heirloom pieces."
(Photos from @retablomanila)

 

Tali Ti Amianan (Rope of the North) provides sustainable means of living to the locals of San Juan, La Union. They make use of old and worn-out cotton tees, canvas cloth, and other things they find to make eco-friendly jewelry.
(Photos from @tali_ti_amianan)

 

Yakang Yaka gives shoppers a chance to purchase handmade & local products from the Yakan Village in Mindanao, a community that the enterprise sponsors and respects.
(Photos from facebook.com/YakangYakaBarter/)

Most of these homegrown products feature not only Filipino ingenuity and creativity but also raw materials that are truly Pinoy. Support local this Christmas!

 

 

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