Manila FAME, Asia’s Design and Lifestyle Event, emphasizes the massive potential of the grassroots level of the Philippine export industry. The One Town One Product (OTOP) Marketplace promotes Philippine craftsmanship and artisanship through locally made products from select regions in the Philippines.
“This year’s OTOP Marketplace features contemporized products made of local materials such as water hyacinth, bamboo, burnt wood, coco guinit, twigs, tikog, and a variety of natural fibers found in the different regions of the Philippines,” says Jinggoy Buensuceso,who curated the special setting.
Check out the products at the OTOP Marketplace:
Manila FAME runs until 17 March 2013! See more of Philippine ingenuity at the 57th edition of Manila FAME at the SMX Convention Center, Metro Manila, Philippines. For more information about the show, visit www.manilafame.com.
The One Town One Product (OTOP) Marketplace, a special setting at Manila FAME, showcased the massive potential of the grassroots level of the Philippine export industry. A special participation of local SMEs, the OTOP Marketplace is the manifestation of one of Manila FAME‘s macro-trends, Hyperlocalism, as it brandishes the growing competitiveness of Philippine-made products in the international market.
A product-focused setting, the OTOP marketplace exhibited carefully crafted and intricately designed products through the use of the country’s abundant indigenous materials.
Jinggoy Buensuceso, who curated the setting says, “I hope OTOP could be a setting that can be exhibited to other international shows… I was definitely surprised by how well OTOP did. It’s a good feeling to see the busyness of the setting. I am very humbled to have had the opportunity to work with these companies.”
The OTOP Marketplace featured products from Analobel Enterprises, ARH Arts and Crafts Collection, Boyel Marketing, Carlo’s Bamboocraft & Furnishing, Davao Oriental Bag Weavers Association, Delza’s Native Products, F. Barcena’s Bamboocrafts, JB Campol’s Furniture, John Carlo Creations, NM Carag Furniture and Woodcraft, P1 Handicrafts, Praj’s Pasalubong Center & General Merchandise, Precious Ceramics, Red Palm Ventures, Remdavies Enterprises, Rowilda’s Loomweaving, Sa’Tin Crafts, Tap’s Handmade Products, Tiberaide Community Foundation, Inc., and Zambrox Corporation.
Expect more of Philippine ingenuity on 14-17 March 2013 at the 57th edition of Manila FAME, Asia’s Design and Lifestyle Event.