These standout brands at ArteFino 2023 should be on your shopping list

Here are the recipients of this year’s Stilo ArteFino Awards and why they should be on your radar.

On the second day of ArteFino 2023, the festival recognized standout products and brands that are “thoughtfully created, well-crafted, unique, and made in partnership with artisans—products [that may be called] ‘Philippine-made.'”

Check out the winners below and visit their booths while ArteFino is still ongoing! The festivities are until August 27 at The Fifth at Rockwell and the North Court of the Powerplant Mall.

AIRE MNL – Best Product for Fashion

Driven by their advocacy for slow fashion, AIRE is a conscious menswear label that uses 100% Filipino and sustainable pineapple tropical fabrics.

Mara Piñon x Zapateria – Best Product for Fashion Accessories

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An entry from last year’s ArteFino Upcycled Challenge—a contest that pushed participants to use everyday materials to create new designs—these limited red and green floral sandals by Mara Piñon and Zapateria are made of 80% upcycled materials such as scrap leather and jute strap.

Fibers – Best Product for Home

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The Maro basket, co-created by Fibers and their partner artisans from Inabanga, Bohol, features the town’s signature weave. The production of this winning piece is made possible by the “Emerging Voices” grant by the United States Embassy to the Philippines. The funds were also used to train the Boholano weavers for upskilling and livelihood opportunities.

The Olive Tree – Best Product for Home

Created in the early 2000s, The Olive Tree designs and weaves products that integrate Filipino culture, traditions, and experiences into everyday custom-made items and home decor.

R2R – Modern Filipino Award

Photo from Facebook/ArteFino.

The Modern Filipino award recognizes revolutionary brands that seek innovation and impact within the community. This year at ArteFino, R2R collaborated with Leeroy New, mixing motifs from the contemporary artists signature designs and integrating them into local materials used by R2R.

Caro Wilson – PAMANA Award

The PAMANA Award is given to the brand that expertly combines tradition and innovation. This year, C. Mark Caro Wilson’s namesake jewelry brand, with its sleek forms and meticulous craftsmanship, takes home the accolade.

Maison Métisse – Best Booth

For ArteFino, Maison Métisse featured their Amandine collection, which features pure linen and Philippine handwoven silk textiles, hand crochet panels, and Sampaguita appliqués using Philippine cotton crochet yarn.

Congratulations to all the winners!

ArteFino Festival 2023 will run until August 27 at The Fifth at Rockwell and North Court, both at the Powerplant Mall. This event, co-presented by Rockwell Land Corporation, will be open from 10am to 9 pm.

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