Lifestyle Shopping for a Cause at Filipinaz Fair

Filipinaz Fair, Zonta Club of Makati and Environs


Hello Ladies!

How many of you have done shopping (or done a haul) from various sellers (either online or from bazaars) for a cause?

When I say FOR A CAUSE its means shopping and also helping-out somebody out of your purchases.

Yes shopping online or from your favourite specialty stores also helps their people to earn a living through their monthly wages. But shopping from lifestyle fairs such as FilipinaZFair is like shopping with a heart.

Hey, I wouldn’t mind spending my cash or ripping my card (sorry VISA) for this kind of cause!
Few weeks ago, I was invited to attend this lifestyle fair at SMX Convention, SM Aura Premier to celebrate with them the launch of their yearly lifestyle fair for a cause. This is my first time to visit their fair, and I would say I am very glad I did drop-by.

If you’ve been following this website, you’ve noticed that I like attending fairs of different sorts – especially fairs that showcases Filipino products and labels – which are all globally competitive, and also very artistic and well crafted.


Filipinaz Fair, Zonta Club of Makati and Environs


I love products that I could see through and through how artistically made, while thinking how much time they spent in creating this item only for the satisfaction of the few. I also admire businesses that supports these kind of cause, promoting locally made products and encouraging and wholeheartedly supporting local artists to continuously create beautiful pieces.


Filipinaz Fair, Zonta Club of Makati and Environs
Beautiful cellphone cases designed by & Everything


Through the initiative of Zonta Club of Makati and Environs proudly brings this year’s Filipinaz Fair 2016 to celebrate our inner shopaholic attitude. This bazaar has been running for four (4) years now, known as one of the well-curated shopping festivals in the country.


Filipinaz Fair, Zonta Club of Makati and Environs

Filipinaz Fair, Zonta Club of Makati and Environs


Colorful shoe flats made of locally weaved-fabric, and hand-embroidered all showcased by local-label Zarah Juan.

This lifestyle fair showcased products such as furniture, home and Christmas decors, haute couture wear and accessories.

Filipinaz Fair, Zonta Club of Makati and Environs


Calima PreColumbian Jewellery, they showcased extravagant jewelleries perfect for your one gala night for charity. I’ve also noticed that they have those cute pom-pom designed sandals, which reminds me of the controversial “slave-sandals” by Dolce & Gabbana.


Filipinaz Fair, Zonta Club of Makati and Environs


I love these accessories! They are very detailed and well-crafted. And also that embroidered top that is meticulously weaved by the local Mom’s from the south.


Filipinaz Fair, Zonta Club of Makati and Environs


Furniture and home accessories from Antigua De Madera, all locally made.


Filipinaz Fair, Zonta Club of Makati and Environs


I’ve also found this beautiful jewelry organizer perfect for all fashionista. You can stash your accessories collection, and would be a talk-of-the-down by your amigas.


Filipinaz Fair, Zonta Club of Makati and Environs


These cabinet organizer is 100% made of wood (such as narra) so expect that these are not cheap (see price on the pic).


Filipinaz Fair, Zonta Club of Makati and Environs


What is Zonta Club of Makati and Environs?

The ZCME (Zonta Club of Makati and Environs) is a holistic program for women that aims to transform individual through values formation and spirituality such as regular First Friday masses, cenacle, bible reading, and spiritual guidance of a priest.

The club also offers health services and livelihood programs for the marginalized communities of Makati and Taguig cities. The club seeks to uplift the lives of women and girls through advocacy and projects such as health services, skills training, livelihood generation and values formation.


Filipinaz Fair, Zonta Club of Makati and Environs
Bags and accessories from Iraya Mangyan

Filipinaz Fair is the only bazaar that is created by women specifically for women’s advocacies.
All proceeds from the fair will be used to further the many women-empowering projects of the club, such as the:

 * Psychological Center in Marillac Hills that offers individual and group psychological care for over 200 sexually abused children;

* Empowering Women Sholarship Program – prevention of violence against women through education

* No to Early Marriage and Teenage Pegnancy Advocacy – a series of workshops targeted towards teenagers that seeks to give proper information on the realities of relationships, pregnancy and marriage.

* HNH (Health, Nutrition and Hygiene) Program – a 6-month initiative that creates supplemental feeding programs for malnourished children. The program provides warehouse facilities that make it possible for food and hygiene product donations to be stored and distributed to target beneficiaries.

Filipinaz Fair, Zonta Club of Makati and Environs
Look at these fun and quirky handbags from Kathy Handbags! My favourite design is that handbag with red parrot design.

Filipinaz Fair, Zonta Club of Makati and Environs
Isn’t this coin bracelet so adorable? Yes these are true coins from all over the world, designed by Lady Antiquity.


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Filipinaz Fair, Zonta Club of Makati and Environs

Filipinaz Fair, Zonta Club of Makati and Environs


Okay who would say NO for these sassy and disco-fabulous purses designed by Filipino designer Ken Samudio. These purses alone will make your friends droll with jealousy. These will make your whole outfit give that instant BAM!


Filipinaz Fair, Zonta Club of Makati and Environs


Filipinaz Fair, Zonta Club of Makati and Environs


And these beachy handbags?! Ugh me likey! All handcrafted by the women of Negros for Vivo Handmade. I’ve actually bought one for myself!


Filipinaz Fair, Zonta Club of Makati and Environs


Artworks and pieces all from Bruno Gallery.


Filipinaz Fair, Zonta Club of Makati and Environs


Filipinaz Fair, Zonta Club of Makati and Environs


Their artwork would be lovely icebreaker for your home or office.


Filipinaz Fair, Zonta Club of Makati and Environs


Artwork from 1st Ikon gallery.


Filipinaz Fair, Zonta Club of Makati and Environs


Colourfully weaved mats, bags and home décor from My Souvenir Banig De Basey.

Okay I can’t deny that I was captured by that Daddy D’s tote bag! I was supposed to buy it but the caretaker said it’s only for display (yup my heart sunk).


Filipinaz Fair, Zonta Club of Makati and Environs


These kitchen wares are definitely a treasure, all from Republic of Asia booth. These pieces are being sourced all over parts of Asia, showcased its unique culture – a true must-have for every Asian homes.


Filipinaz Fair, Zonta Club of Makati and Environs


Very feminine art pieces by Ronna Manansala. Can’t help but capture some photos because I love the art of ballet.


http://blairvillanueva.tumblr.com/post/153772523018/few-of-my-favorite-items-i-at-filipinazfair



Filipinaz Fair, Zonta Club of Makati and Environs


Overall, my shopping experience with Filipinas Fair was absolutely fun-tastic. I wouldn’t mind slightly ripping my visa card, for I knew that my purchases will be a great help for their cause. I got myself one handbag and a purse, and also got a traditional fan, courtesy of Zonta Club of Makati. I was so happy when I got my purchases, which I was thinking I’m going to pair it with my clothing when I attended the next fashion events – well to promote locally made products, and also to help others to wear and buy these kind of items.






Do you love promoting locally made products? What are your favorites?




xoxo, Blair



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75 LOVES AND COMMENTS:

  1. Wow. I can see a lot of pretty good things to take home. And knowing that this is for a cause, the money we'll be spending will surely be worth it.

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    1. I know right! That's why I didn't hesitate to bought a bag that is made by the villagers ladies of Negros.

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  2. Everything is so gorgeous! I love all the different colors. I could use one of those phone cases.

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    1. Yeah they are adorable. Those are handcrafted from Korea.

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  3. Wow, there is a lot of beautiful stuff there. I love when you buy local products and they donate, or a percentage of what they sell go towards a good cause.

    Lennae xxx
    www.lennaesworld.com

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    1. I agree. This bazaar is intended to fund the programs to help fellow local women to gain confidence and have a new life. All its proceeds will be donated to its foundation.

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  4. This kind of causes are good! I would willingly spent my money here to help others too.

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    1. Thank you Olivia! I hope that more and more people could support locally made products, to help local economy and its people.

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  5. I love supporting small businesses in my community. It's such a rewarding feeling.

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  6. What awesome finds! I would love to go visit all these places - the things you can buy are so different than things you find in the US!

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    1. These products, I find more appealing and with sense than those products made by machines :)

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  7. What a marvelous cause! Filipinaz Fair looks fantastic- I could easily spend days looking around at everything. I adore handmade products, they're so unique and buying them gives back to the community.

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    1. I've bought a clutch bag from Vivo handmade bags, which I am thinking of using it when I attended a formal event, to showcase my love for handmade and local products.

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  8. Everything is super pretty, the shoes and the paintings had to be my favorite though.
    I can't wait for one of these kind of fairs to take place somewhere close by!

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    1. Next year starting February, we will have another art fair called Art Philippines, a annual event and I'm excited to attend and see more new talents.

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  9. Already love to shop normally, but when it is to support a good cause, I am literally see my $ flying out the window. LOL I hope you got some really useful stuff.

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    1. Yes I did Emily! I got myself a clutch bag, a handmade fan called abaniko, and a small weaved basket for my blings :D

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  10. I love those phone cases. Beautiful arts. xx

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    1. Thank you Anna. Yes they are all made in Korea.

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  11. I love shopping at large shows. So many unique possibly one of a kind items available. This one is awesome! SO many great causes receiving public recognition and proceeds I like the women awareness focus. I wouldn't mind one of those bags or purses.

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    1. I agree Rose. And one of the best part is getting to meet the people behind those products, listening to their stories, and proudly sharing their products to us. It was amazing!

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  12. What a creative initiative behind the Filipinas Fair. I have never experienced shopping for a cause before but I would definitely do it if I'll ever come across it. The local products in the fair are so beautiful, I have always loved colorful items.

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    1. Hello Joanna,

      It is very beautiful feeling of shopping knowing that your purchases will help them directly to feed their little children and save women from harm.

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  13. Great photos, and what gorgeous pieces of art! I loved the ballerina print, the bags with flower necklaces, the weaved rugs, and that wooden lamp. So unique and different. I really like that the purpose of the fair was to help others. I don't do hauls - but I do like to support local artists.

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    1. I agree dear. And this fair would be perfect for those who are in search to change their home decors or just move-in to their bare place. Nothings more happier than spending while helping.

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  14. I'm going to need a pair of those shoes. They are so cute.

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  15. I love shopping for a cause. Thanks for sharing this11

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  16. what gorgeous products there are.. i would dearly loved some of these.....thanks for the share...

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  17. The shoes and purses are really gorgeous. I wouldn't mind spending money on a very creative pieces

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  18. Those fans and the ballerina paintings are so beautiful. I always love looking at bazaars and markets like this. They have such incredible handmade items that you don't see everywhere

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  19. Gosh! that shoes flat look gorgeous. I love to have one of those beautiful things.

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  20. I would so love to get their hand fans, it would make a great wall piece...

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  21. im attracted at the hand fans there.
    It was so beautiful!
    And the crafts too.. wow.

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  22. These look so colourful, exciting and refreshing. Women for women bazaars are now coming up slowly in most parts of the world, but this shopping for a cause is something i have never done. May be its time to do that !

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  23. So may gorgeous things! I would love some of those bags and purses for christmas this year. I love the idea of shopping for a good cause - just feel doubly justified in buying something beautiful!

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    1. Totally agree. And it feels like its worth your money.

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  24. Filipinaz Fair looks like an amazing shopping experience. Everything is so creative and beautiful. We love that its all for a good cause. This is a great find, thanks for sharing it.

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    1. It is also a good way to showcase many talented craftsmen :)

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  25. woah that's full of culture. It's good to pass down the heritage culture

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    1. I agree, they we are so lucky that we can still witness these cultures :)

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  26. I feel a little bit homesick now after browsing through your pictures. I miss the holiday season in PH.

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    1. Holiday here in the Philippines is very different :) Even we celebrate it in a simplest way, it is still magical!

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  27. The furniture pieces are so artistic! And I'm in love with that turqouise cell phone case and those fans! Ree love30now

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    1. They are beautiful, right? I also got myself a fan. Which I will share also here in my blog soon with my OOTD

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  28. very lovely event. love the accessories a lot. they look elegant

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    1. Thank you Wai Yee. Our local craftsmen are very talented. Sometimes I'm jealous with their talents :D

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  29. I really love this. I love supporting local businesses in the Philippines. Sometimes, however, the prices are just way too high, but I'd buy a piece or two to support. haha =)

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    1. Hello Gil,

      Yeah Philippines have many beautiful products that are globally competitive, and I agree with you that these entrepreneurs should also consider the price point.

      But sometimes I do understand because, their products are not mass-produced, they only create for a very limited edition, which tends to the prices to become a bit higher.

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  30. Everything looks really good! Local products always express and allow people to view the culture and history of a place, which is what I really love!

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  31. I love artsy things and this is cool.

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    1. Thank you for visiting Kamarul! Yeah having a piece of art at home gives more appeal.

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  32. I loved everything Absolutely everything about this shopping extravaganza. That it's for a good cause makes Nevern happier

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    1. I know some that doesn't like locally made products because they find it too cheap (those are people who are brand obsessed), and I pity them. Because they are missing the important part of helping.

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  33. Such beautiful and vibrant pieces! I would want one of everything. Love that it's for a cause!

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    1. I felt to happy when I handover my credit card to pay to for clutch bag, because I know that one family will be benefited.

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  34. Everything is so pretty there =D I always enjoy this kind of shopping bazaar, what's more that it's shopping for cause making shopping time more interesting!

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    1. yes, and think about how much stories you could share to your friends when they see your purchases from charity. Its a good ice breaker :D

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  35. Looks like you had an amazing experience! Love the concept of shopping for a cause and supporting local artists! All items look so beautiful and professionally, I’d love to have all of them! But the program for women that made Zonta Club I find simply fantastic and so empowering! Helping others is essential!

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    1. Hello Eugenia,

      Truly, Zonta of Makati ladies are making more efforts to help fellow women to empower themselves. I love their initiatives, which make me agree to support.

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  36. These are all so lovely, especially the paintings.

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    1. Thank you Dear! Please support also the bazaars near you :)

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  37. I really love these items, very artistic, very beautiful! And shopping is always good but shopping for a good cause is even better!

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    1. Thank you for visiting Miriam! Please support bazaars near you, especially those who support for a cause.

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  38. Zarah show collection! I would love to have it. Nice and pretty

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  39. Interesting design. My mom like this kind of design all the time.

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    1. Oh same with my Momma. I got my DIY-ying and sewing skills from her.

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  40. yes, totally with you! love promoting local talent and stuff. That fair looks like so much fun with so many colorful and unique things.
    xx, Kusum | www.sveeteskapes.com

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  41. WOW I'm in love with like... 90% of these things and I am NOT a shopper. Love that everything was for such a great cause. I'll take one of those handbags, a wallet, and those colorful slippers- thankz :D

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  42. It is very important to support local business and when I travel I do the same too. This is such a fantastic initative.Totally loving the shoes ,phone covers and clutches.

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    1. Yeah if only I have unlimited cards, I will buy them all!

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