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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Furniture and home accessories from Antigua De Madera, all locally made.
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.
These cabinet organizer is 100% made of wood (such as narra) so expect that these are not cheap (see price on the pic).
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.
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.
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!
And these beachy handbags?! Ugh me likey! All handcrafted by the women of Negros for Vivo Handmade. I’ve actually bought one for myself!
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).
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.
Very feminine art pieces by Ronna Manansala. Can’t help but capture some photos because I love the art of ballet.
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