It supports your local community by shopping locally, you are directly contributing to your local community helping it to thrive. Otherwise, you will most probably be supporting a giant chain, meaning your local businesses will suffer. By supporting local businesses, you are in turn helping your local economy by creating more jobs. The more we support them, the more jobs will be created and the better off our local communities will be. Another of the great things about independent businesses is that they’re run by dedicated people, and you will likely get to know them and they have interesting stories as to how their stores came to be. Every time you buy you are making a difference in the lives of many.
That’s why I continuously promoting and supporting local brands, artisans, artists, and especially newbie entrepreneurs like me based in Finland. Check the video below- Featuring the local makers/artists/businesses.
We are excited to add brands or products that are in line with our values and mission to sell products that bring joy to all and a sustainable livelihood to the community. It was nice to be out again and meet new customers in person, the passionate makers and dedicated sellers who participated last Thursday. We pray that this pandemic continues be fade and we can back to normal 110%.
Bayong is very versatile and comes in different patterns and colors. Each bag is handmade by a community of men and women who sustain their livelihood through Bayong Bag making.
The good thing about this Bag is that it is made of lightweight but hard polypropylene materials. It can easily clean with water, wipe, sanitize yet stylish when you go for a picnic, groceries, or other daily errands. It´s so handy!
Introducing below are inspirational casual summer outfits we collected online. Perfect for those days when you don’t know what to wear. Most wardrobes contain an outfit suitable for all occasions. Check below and flaunt what you got.
The nice weather has arrived. Summer is a great excuse to bust out our most colorful items.
Wear Your Style
Wear Your Bayong
No matter what you wear, an all-neutral palette is just the thing to put you into a relaxed summer mood.
Ba-yóng – for Filipino it means bag, basket, made of woven palm leaves. It can also mean bird in another local dialect in the Philippines. Bayong is common among Filipinos going to wet markets especially in rural areas or provinces. Recently the Bayong is being promoted as an environmentally friendly alternative to single-use plastic shopping bags.
Weaving is a major part of the Philippines’ art and culture. Filipinos weave different kinds of things such as slippers, hats, bags, and mats.
Making Bayong is another famous art weaving in the Philippines. It is an alternative to using plastic bags, which may vary in design and pattern due to their hand-cut nature. Locals usually use Bayong to carry their groceries as they head off to the market. The use of Bayong before is more popular in the provinces than in the cities but today it has evolved into a more fashionable style. Today, Bayong are versatile and come in different shapes and colors.
The challenge today is not only to repurpose the material from its primary function but also to design aesthetical styles, patterns, and color matches while perpetuating sustainable impact on the environment and social responsibility.