Hand bags made of native fibers and Kalinga handwoven native attire are among the products proudly displayed by CCT community partners at the 23rd Buy Pinoy Exporters Fair being held at SM Megamall. The fair started August 16 and will end on Sunday, August 19.
Pastor Bien Manglo of Laguna, distributor of bags made of sweet screwpine (known locally as wild pandan), said he joined the fair because of the potential for gaining contacts and learning (such as on price competitiveness), exposure as a businessman, and the chance to compare his products with those of other businessmen.
Rose Eroles, maker of buri and pandan bags, hats, wallets and mats, and Nancy Bal-iwang, who hand weaves and sells items such as Kalinga native dress and table runners also expect similar benefits. Visit them at Booth 22 and Booth 108 at the Megatrade Hall 2, 5th level Mega B.
|Rose Eroles (in white blouse), community partner from Quezon City, with her buri bags and wallets.|
|Pastor Bien Manglo with knickknacks made of coconut shells and bags made of screwpine fiber.|
|Nancy Bal-iwang explains to a customer why soft brooms from Kalinga province are long lasting.|
To her left are items of clothing used by natives during special occasions in Kalinga province.