• INTERVIEWS,  Lokal

    Simple Sentiments – Summer Hobby to Full Time Macramé

    If I were to launch my very own business, it would surely be out of something that makes me happy. I can only imagine the challenges of keeping a business alive and if I don’t love what I’m doing one hundred percent, then I don’t see any point in starting in the first place.  This week’s featured shop is yet another proof of a business born from the love of the craft – and if you’ve been frequenting Instagram lately, you may already be familiar with that thing called macramé. Well, Franz del Rosario didn’t plan to be in the macramé business, but what began as a summer hobby turned out…

  • Little White Pouch engagement ring
    INTERVIEWS,  Lokal

    Little White Pouch – Bespoke Jewellery Made with Love

    It is a joy to see a growing number of home-grown Filipino creatives offering the best of what they’ve got to the local market. And local artisan options are no longer limited to just clothes, accessories, homewares, furniture and preserved food. How cool is it to know that there’s a local maker you can turn to for those extra special purchases for the most special people in your life. Little White Pouch offers quality handcrafted bespoke jewellery pieces, including engagement rings and wedding bands. Let’s get to know the designer and owner behind Little White Pouch, as Yani Monroy shares with us how the business began, the process involved in…

  • Paraluman shampoo bars
    INTERVIEWS,  Lokal

    Zero Waste Essentials by Paraluman

    Paraluman offers a range of zero waste essentials for anyone who wants to live with less waste. With products like cloth cotton pads & sanitary napkins, reusable straws, on-the-go cutlery sets, stainless steel food containers, and natural soap bars at affordable prices, Paraluman hopes to inspire and encourage more Filipinos to use plastic-free alternatives and make them a part of their daily lifestyle. Let’s get to know more about the shop owner and the products. What’s the story behind the shop name? Paralúman is an old Tagalog word for muse, a paramour. We wanted to use the shop to inspire people, much like a muse. Who are the people behind…