The One Town, One Product (OTOP) Marketplace is a showcase of carefully crafted products from the various regions of the Philippines that make use of the country’s indigenous raw materials and local skills and talents. It provides a venue for home-based small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to sell their products, their means for a better life.
Here are a few exhibitors from the recently concluded edition of Manila FAME:
Delza’s Native Products
Hailing from Basey, Samar, Delza’s Native Product transforms hand-woven banig (mats) into colorful placemats, bags and floor rugs.
Lolo Bobby Handicraft
Nearly wiped out by Typhoon Yolanda, Lolo Bobby Handicrafts converts carabao horn into jewelry, home decor and unique upscale items.
PDES Batong Asul House of Silver International
PDES Batong Asul House of Silver is a jewelry manufacturer which offers a line of silver and turquoise jewelry.
Benelco Arts & Crafts
Benelco Arts and Crafts aims to embellish every home with the most beautiful furniture and furnishings that are truly Filipino such as trays, tables, dividers, and lamps. They use dried flowers to decorate them.
Cerra Furnitures, formerly known as Analobel Enterprises, offers a range of bags, placemats, hampers, packaging bags, boxes, novelty items, and decorative products.
Sarilikha Handicraft, which started off with only a budget of P250 in 2009, offers a range of pandan and water hyacinth bags, gowns, crafts, and slippers.
The 61st Manila FAME ran March 13 to March 16, 2015 at the SMX Convention Center, Pasay City.