The most exciting shopping fair is happening soon! And I am thrilled to announce that Grace Home Manila will be a part of it!
ArteFino will debut at 8 Rockwell on August 25 to 27 and this will redefine the much sought-out craft fair that launches the holiday buying season.
There will be over 70 select retailers who promise to bring only the most unique offerings. Internationally acclaimed visual and furniture designer Ito Kish is curator and chief storyteller so you can be assured that this event will provide a tapestry for all good things Filipino!
“We are working closely with our vendors to see where we can support them,” says Cedie Vargas, Artefino organizer. “Many of them we have seen evolve. We want to keep growing. Our hope is that we can inject many of our traditions in different areas of craft, art and dining, into the mix. We want to push the movement of being truly proud of what we can do as Filipinos.”
What to expect from our very own Grace Home?
These plus a few other surprising new things I can’t divulge yet as of the moment!
Aside from Grace Home, other exhibitors are : The Olive Tree which has been in the linen industry for years. Tali Handmade which makes artfully crafted handbags of unconventional raw materials. Milvidas through the ladies of Gawad Kalinga sells products made of the traditional crochet. Silnag promotes the use of local and eco-friendly materials in fashion jewelry. Halo Halo Store creates unique, casual and affordable bags, with a unique “banig” component of recycled plastic. Kaayo Modern Mindanao is a curated collection of different stories and livelihoods centered on Mindanao. Lanelle Abueva-Fernando is a potter in Antipolo City, specializing in functional, handmade stoneware ceramics. Island Girl is a resort accessories brand with products derived mostly from natural, indigenous materials, and handcrafted and hand-worked by rural communities.
Aside from those mentioned, Artefino will also have : Ines Moda Infantil which does exquisitely hand-smocked children’s clothes. Anthill Fabric Gallery preserves and promotes Philippine handwoven fabrics through contemporary design applications. GKonomics-Clares Hynes combines style with social responsibility, teaching women new skills in jewelry making. S.C.Vizcarra was a pioneer in exquisite hand-made, needlework. Sofie.B’s resort collection was inspired by the Philippines, and features hand-drawn elements, using 100 percent pure linen. Meanwhile, contemporary Ilocano hand woven textiles are highlighted from the collection of Balay ni Atong.
Other exciting things to see :
These are just samples of what you can expect in the biggest and finest artisan shopping fair in the country. I hope you are excited as much as I am to see the rest… as this event promises to be not your usual holiday bazaar or trunk show. This is the first-of-its kind in the country, an event that will showcase all things exquisite Filipino!
YES, THIS IS FILIPINO ARTISANS AT ITS FINEST!
See you there!
8 Rockwell, Makati City
GRACE HOME MANILA