Aug 30, 2019

It’s that time of the year again. Over a hundred homegrown brands that support the concept of sustainability and promote tradition are showcasing their products in the third Artefino fair at the Fifth at Rockwell.

Moving to its new location this year, more artisanal brands entered the local community market giving a scene of new items for goers to look forward to. We visited ArteFino and listed some of the items you can catch on this four-day fair.

Pottly N Tubby

noli soli artefino pottly n tubbyJeep rattan bed

This jeep rattan bed is handcrafted by Pottly N Tubby’s partner local artisan weaver. Made for young kids who want to add a little experience of adventure inside their rooms, this jeep bed fits a mattress of 28″ x 52.” Colors can also be customized.


Maqueda bag

Maqueda camera bag

These bag items are from Lara’s newest collection, Maqueda. The collection tells the story of the people of Samar and their main fishing ground, Maqueda Bay which feeds the communities surrounding the municipality.

Mich Dulce

Butterfly Madeleine hat



Rags2Riches has come out with their first line of apparel. This dress, for example, can be worn six ways: as a dress (with sleeves), a sleeveless dress, a sleeveless peplum dress, and alternately you can detach the top to wear it as a blouse in the same three ways.


Cat house

Artefino first-timer Artesania has this cat house available exclusively during the fair.

Jor-El Espina

Barong dress

Another addition to our modern Filipiniana wishlist: This dress with abaca hem with a calado design reminiscent of a barong.

Ai She Footwear

Abaca boots

If we’re into the modern Filipiniana style, perhaps these abaca boots might complete the entire look.

Balay ni Atong

Small, P2,000 and big, P2,500

The design of this handwoven bag is taken from the inabel weaves from Ilocos.

Common Sense Studio

Linea baul

Palmera baul

Made in Cebu, these bauls serve a dual purpose: aside from providing storage space, they also come with removable pads to turn them into more comfortable seating.

Anthill Fabric Gallery

Weaved dress

Anthill takes pride in this sustainable dress as it is made out of scrap fabric left over from making their other pieces. This ensures that none of the weaves crafted by their partner communities go to waste.


Alon sling bag

We’ve seen C&C items of handmade baskets and pots last year, ranging from the garden to home decor. If you’re not quite over with how these pieces are woven together as furniture, C&C has the Alon bag available, too.


Boudoir pillow sham



Bottle bag, 1,790 and lunchbox P2,115

Island Girl Philippines

Navy blue sling bag


Receipt box

Filipino-designed ampao
P3,000 for a set of 24

These Filipino-designed ampaos give a cultured functional use good for events like the upcoming holidays.

Artefino runs until Sept. 1 at the Fifth at Rockwell.


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