Holiday Gift Guide: Proudly Local Fashion & Beauty Brands

October 18, 2016

Holiday Gift Guide: Proudly Local Fashion & Beauty Brands

Nowadays, there’s always an awe-inspiring local business popping up or a new social enterprise serving a sector in our society with an innovative idea. The Philippines is filled with so many talented makers and entrepreneurs who are making waves with products that represent our country’s extraordinary talent and rich culture.

The country’s entrepreneurial landscape is bursting with fresh ideas and passionate people and there’s no other way to keep the momentum up than to support these proudly local and sustainable brands. We’ve gushed over our favorite Filipino brands before but for this holiday season, we’ve curated more local products that you can give as meaningful gifts for this season of giving.

Here are some of our favorites under the fashion and beauty brands category:

1. Classic, everyday pieces from Straightforward

If you have friends or loved ones looking to start a capsule wardrobe as their New Year’s resolution, giving them gifts from Straightforward is the way to go. This proudly local brand makes clothes that are timeless in style and are made to last. The selections are investment pieces that build the foundation of any minimalist and sustainable closet.

We recommend:

High Neck Top

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Shop it for Php 365.00 in their online shop.

Sleeveless Chambray

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Shop it for Php 719.00 in their online shop.

2. Environment-friendly footwear from Habi

Just like R2R, Habi partners with communities to create beautiful, locally made shoes. They source scrap cloth from shirt factories and weave together comfortable sandals and espadrilles that promote sustainable fashion, social involvement, and Pinoy pride. Habi has a wide selection of styles to suit different personalities; they carry everything from leather sandals to trendy sneakers.

We recommend:

Women’s Luxe 2016 Brown Sandals

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Shop it for Php 799 in their online shop.

The Edge Collection: Women’s Mimi in White

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Shop it for Php 999.00 in their online shop.

3. Eye-catching watches from Tali Philippines

What happens when you bring together the nostalgia of friendship bracelets and the functionality of timepieces? You get Tali Philippines. They partner with Wovenjoy, a non-profit organization that supports communities who weave friendship bracelets for livelihood. Their handwoven watches are the perfect present for your best friends who you used to make loom bands with, don’t you think?

We recommend:

Tali’s Textures of the Earth Collection

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View their lookbook and shop their watches for Php 1,250.00 by texting them at 0917-726-6371.

4. Unique and quirky scents from Simoy ng Haraya

It’s hard not to fall in love with the perfumes of Simoy ng Haraya, what with their unique names and rustic, elegant packaging. The way it is made and the entire aesthetic behind the brand is proudly Filipino. Fun fact: Every perfume bottle comes with a tanaga—a traditional 4-line poem in Filipino, tightly crafted in rhyme and meter—by poet Angelo V. Suarez.

We recommend:

Kilig and Unang Halik

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Shop a bottle for Php 350.00 in their online shop.

5. Quality, cruelty-free makeup by Pink Sugar

We all know how difficult it is to find makeup products that are suited for Filipina skin. In comes Pink Sugar, a new local beauty brand that boasts of high-quality products that don’t go beyond tight budgets. They’re pretty known for their matte lipsticks that perfectly complement Filipina skin tones. What’s more is their products are paraben-free, not tested on animals, and come in the cutest packaging. They’re the perfect gifts for all the makeup-loving women in your life.

We recommend:

Creamy Matte Lipstick

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Shop it for Php 349.00 in their online shop.

Lip & Cheek Tint

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Shop it for Php 349.00 in their online shop.

Disclaimer: All photos used in this post are from the brands' respective websites and Facebook pages.



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