Caritas Manila markets the products of its urban poor partners under the Caritas Margins label as well as paintings by inmates it supports under the Caritas Restorative Justice Program. This way, it helps its urban poor partners and families of prisoners augment their income and improve their quality of life. Proceeds from the sales of the Caritas Margins products also support the Caritas scholarship program, the Youth and Servant Leadership and Education Program. “Margins” was coined from “marginalized”, referring to groups who are neglected, deprived, ignored; in other words, the poor. The “Caritas Margins” label was registered with the Intellectual Property of the Philippines (IPP) in year 2011. It is an offshoot of the Skills Training Program of Caritas Manila, which has conducted various trainings on crafting fashion accessories, production of herbal soaps, perfume, medicinal ointments and homecare products and food processing & commercial cooking for the benefit of its urban poor partners since year 2009. To date, a total of 32,937 urban poor partners have acquired livelihood skills from these trainings, which have been put to practical use in their products and services. Below is a non-exhaustive list of Caritas Margins products: 1. Paintings – Artworks by prisoners in the National Bilibid Prison in Muntinlupa City. The artist inmates typically use acrylic or oil to express their creativity and imagination, depicting still life, nature and religious images. 2. Knotted Rosary –the knotted rosaries are intricately crafted also by inmates in the National Bilibid Prison. 3. Bakya and sandals – Made from dried water lilies abundant in the Laguna de Bay, these are handcrafted by women from Cupang, Muntinlupa City. 4. Bead Products – Made from beads in various designs, these bags, coin purse, wallets, pen holders and rosaries are produced by the urban poor partners trained by Caritas Manila through its Livelihood Program. 5. Bags –These are bags sewn by men and women from Tondo, Manila out of recycled denim, katsa, jute bags and tarpaulin. There are also bags and other items crafted from recycled papers by inmates in San Juan City jail. 6. Mr. Bean bear and other stuffed toys – Stuffed toys sewn from denim by men and women from Tondo, Manila 7. Home Care Products – products such as dishwashing liquid, hand soap and detergent powder are being manufactured by Caritas Youth Servant Leaders and other partners, under the supervision of a volunteer licensed chemist.
The Company Los Ricos Compania Corporation is a global trading company established in 2008, focused on providing the highest quality of products, promoting health and well being, and supporting fair trade practices for its producers and suppliers. What started out as a chance meeting between friends led to the discovery of this fantastic tasting sweetener being produced out of the southern islands in the Philippines. After some further studies, it was clear that coconut sugar had the potential to postitively change the lives of consumers from a health perspective as well as dramatically improve the livelihood of the farmers that produced it. All it needed was someone with the passion, commitment and resources to help bring the product to market. It was from this opportunity that Los Ricos Compania Corp was formed. Our Mission and Vision We are committed to supplying our customers with the finest food products produced in the Philippines. We strive to be a globally recognized company known for its world-class food selection, quality, and safety. Though our efforts, we are committed to making a positive difference in the lives of our employees, farmers, and customers. Why Coco Natura? Not all coconut sugars are the same. Factors such as the variety of coconut tree, sap quality, and processing methods will impact taste, consistency, and even the glycemic index of the end product. Our coconut trees come from Southern Philippines, recognized by many in the industry for its high quality coconuts due to the nutrient-rich volcanic soil. We are the original pioneers to perfect and commercialize the production of coconut sugar in the Philippines Unlike consolidators that buy from many smaller farms, each with varying quality controls in place, we own our coconut plantations and employ centralized processing to ensure consistent quality and food safety controls We test our sugar regularly using globally accredited testing labs We do not adulterate or blend our coconut sugar with additives or other sugars. Our sugar is made only from 100% freshly harvested, organically grown coconut sap
Comrade Leather Goods was established one year ago due to the lack of leather camera strap sellers in the Philippines. The owners of the brand who are photographers have searched high and low for high-quality and reasonably priced leather camera straps in the Philippines and decided to make their own when they didn't find any. The brand is inspired by the craftsmanship of local artisans, the adventure anyone can find everyday, and the fact that the things we use everyday can go beyond being material and become part of who we are.
We’re bringing your favorite local coffee beans straight to your doorstep! We believe that there is more in coffee than just loads of caffeine. Through one cup of coffee, we experience being connected with others, the world and ourselves. We may be different in a lot of ways but there is one thing that unifies us all – it’s our love for coffee. Figures of Beans supports local farmers from the mountains of Cordillera, who put awesome skills and attention to growing great coffee. We recognize the role of these farmers in the process of producing the perfect cup of coffee.
Gifts and Graces is a non-profit organization social enterprise that champions livelihood products made by marginalized groups. Gifts and Graces works together with communities primarily through three key business solutions 1. Product development 2. Market access 3. Capability building on Enterprise management Products: Tarpaulin bags, directory tote bags, newspaper bags, canvass bags by urban poor women, soda can models by urban poor men, custom boxes by an entrepreneur-worker cooperative, candles by streetchildren, wood toys by persons with disabilities, assorted charms by special needs individuals among many others
Gustazo was established in 2008, focusing on Filipino Gourmet Delicacies in a bottle. It started as a family business by incorporators with expertise in Marketing and Culinary fields with a penchant for Gourmet food. Realizing its potential through gourmet events, the brand progressed from bottling in a small kitchen to a Food Processing Facility. Consequently, it expanded its product lines which all focused on seafood delights. Several years later, the brand has then grown to a range of seafood flavors in a bottle. The name Gustazo which is Spanish for “Great Pleasure” is committed to offering products with excellent taste and quality at an affordable price. It is now present in major supermarkets and specialty stores in the Philippines. With its commitment to quality and consistency of its products, Gustazo continues to grow together with your continuous support and patronage.
ABOUT: Habi Footwear promotes responsible living and Pinoy pride through socially- and environmentally-conscious fashion. COMPANY OVERVIEW: We are all about Responsible Fashion, Pinoy Pride, and Social Involvement. Walk with us to happy future! Introducing HABI FOOTWEAR, COMFORTABLE and SOCIALLY-FRIENDLY shoes woven with LOVE by the mothers of Kawan ni Sto. Nino Community and the craftsmen of Marikina.
HIRAYA CHOCOLATES is a Filipino bean-to-bar chocolate company that is an advocate of fair, sustainable, and socially-conscious practices. Our name comes from the ancient Filipino phrase “Hiraya Manawari,” which is loosely translated as a deep and sincere wish for the desires of your (or someone's) heart to be granted. The word HIRAYA is an ancient Filipino word which means "the fruit of one's hopes, dreams, and aspirations.” We are a Filipino bean-to-bar chocolate company who sources cacao beans directly from local farmers to ensure that they earn more for their labor, securing them a better quality of life. We hope for the Philippines to be a major player in the global market by promoting locally-grown cacao beans made into quality bean-to-bar chocolate and chocolate products. We dream to uplift the lives of our cocoa farmers by fully committing to a fair and direct trade relationship. We aspire to become a chocolate company who showcases the best chocolate flavors from different cacao growing regions in the Philippines.
Philippine Cut Flower Corporation (PCFC) literally invented the Philippine cut flower industry when it started the first full scale rose production in 1983 and petitioned for pioneer status. Today, the industry has been joined by other growers and has been recognised as an independent contributor to the Philippine economy.
Jacerilee Personalized Fashion Shoppe is designed and sewed by Capiznon. We promote personalized fashionable products made and designed uniquely that would suit your style with quality in a reasonable price.We offer fabric bags like shoulder bag, sling bag, clutches and purses some of which have native accent and artwork.
Jarful of goodness is a producer of all-natural bath and body products. Handcrafted with a jarful of goodness and love. Our products are deliciously SCENTSATIONAL, antioxidant-rich, effective and MORE KIND to skin. Absolutely NO PARABENS, NO PHTALATES, NO PETROCHEMICALS. This comes from the inspiration of having a chemical free home. From a mother that wants to reduce chemicals for the health of her children. A business with a purpose to make earth friendly products.
Jertie's Kitchen is a home-based food specialty business who cares about your health and makes an effort to always deliver the tastiest treats without the added guilt. All of the products (pastries, sauces, savories) are gluten-free, and vegan. Most of the products are also soy-free, corn-free, and yeast-free. If there are certain ingredients, let us know. We can customize the products if alternatives are available. We host and teach health seminars and workshops on our plant-based lifestyle, plant-based cooking and green smoothies/juices. We also offer health and nutritional coaching to clients who needs the support to make the switch to a healthier lifestyle. Jertie's Kitchen is committed to a vegan and gluten-free lifestyle and our products will always reflect that lifestyle. Email us at email@example.com. Jertie's Kitchen is operated by: FORK AND GREENS FEAST FOODSERVICE
Kala Milk products are the first-ever bath products made with carabao's milk or Kala Milk. Kala Milk has the highest content of good butterfat which gives it intense moisturizing properties. Kala Milk uses only the best ingredients, thus allowing the skin to be cleansed while leaving it fully moisturized. Because only natural ingredients are used, Kala Milk Soap does not harm the environment. Kala Milk Soap supports the farmers of Baliuag, Bulacan.
OUR VISION: We envision a sustainable food system for the future generations by practicing back to basics farming with Mother Nature as our teacher and guide… OUR MISSION: “Kenzo and Kloe’s Nature Farm is an advocate of natural and chemical free farming which strives and thrives to cultivate, produce and utilize God’s gift of abundant produce and crops unharmed and untouched by any harmful chemicals or pesticides through partnering with gourmet restaurants, wellness stores and eventually reaching the tables of our valued health and wellness conscious consumers who deserve safe, high quality and healthy food. OUR ADVOCACY: “The farm’s main advocacy is to build a dynamic connection between community, nature and education by: Developing and producing safe, naturally grown, pesticide and chemical free locally grown foods Introducing and educating conventional farmers to convert to natural farming Providing employment to local farmers and housewives within Region IV Advocating a sustainable, health and affordable food system Serving as a community based educational resource center Providing an avenue for engaging, hands-on natural farming experience especially to the youth and the urban dwellers. OUR CORE VALUES: SUSTAINABILITY: We are able to produce what we need and give back to nature be replenished as natural as possible. PRODUCTIVITY: Market the safest, high quality and chemical free fresh and dried produce to diverse clientele. COMMUNITY: A place for people to learn, recharge and unwind with Nature. LEARNING: Moments filled with experiences and memories filled with insights about the world around us. SERVICE: A helping hand for people who yearn to know more about producing healthy and naturally grown food and production. ABUNDANCE: As the farm takes care of producing food and resources, nature takes care of providing abundantly for the people and community. ABOUT OUR FARM: Kenzo and Kloe’s Nature Farm is a 5-hectare land located in the secluded barangay of Morong, Sariaya, Quezon. As it is nestled among the lush fields, the farm is just a stone’s throw away from the hidden Gibanga River with the panoramic and captivating view of the Mystical Mount Banahaw. The farm is solely owned and operated by the Engr. Lorenz and Kristine Cortez, both city dwellers who were captivated with the farm’s location and potential as a future retirement business. Armed with just their determination and dream, sometime in 2012 the couple acquired the land and their dream of having a farm then came into a reality. The name of the farm was coined from their children “Kenzo and Kloe”. THE FARM’S ORGANIZATIONAL CHART: PRESIDENT: Engr. Lorenz Cortez FARM MANAGER: Kristine Cortez AGRICULTURIST: Mr. Jojo Reantazo OUR TEAM: FARM OPERATIONS TEAM: 7 MAINTENANCE TEAM: 7 POST HARVEST TEAM: 8
#SaveTheSandSaveTheBeach Lagu is the world’s first beach-friendly beach blanket that is proudly made in the Philippines. Unlike ordinary towels, Lagu repels sand, allowing you to lay with ease while also conserving the beach. Its unique linen blend is allergen-free and has quick-dry properties, keeping it fresh for repeated use. Friendly to both you and the beach, Lagu is the only beach blanket you’ll need for your life on the sands. This same functional philosophy is applied to the new Lagu Summer Collection, stylishly beach-friendly apparel and footwear designed to keep up with the beach lifestyle while still ensuring that beachlovers still get to save the sand and the beach. The Lagu Story Every year, millions of people take trips to beach destinations around the world for fun and relaxation with family and friends. However, with each passing year, shorelines at these beaches are inching ever closer to the foot of resorts. While global climate change and rapid development are the obvious culprits, another less apparent factor plays just as big a role in sand depletion – tourists. A university study estimates that every tourist unintentionally displaces at least three handfuls of sand per day. Along with climate change and over-development, the rate of natural sand replenishment in beaches simply cannot keep up. Lagu aims to be part of the solution by offering a whole line of eco-friendly beach essentials made out of fabric that repels sand, making it easier to keep the sand on the beach, where they belong. By using Lagu, beach-goers can help keep sand on the beach instead of clinging to towels where they are washed away in drainages of laundry machines, never to be returned to the beach. “Did you know…that an average beach-goer takes about 170g of sand away from the beach? That’s almost 3 handfuls of sand!”
Milea Bath and Body Wellness is the maker of All Organics, Milea Baby, MILEA Mineral Make-up and CocoBee. I call this small business a journey. It started with my son who contacted Skin Asthma. After several expensive visits to dermatologists, I decided to try natural products. I searched for local and imported brands, but did not find what can help my son. Until I decided to take things into my own hands and first created soaps and natural moisturizers for him. Later, I took formal studies from experts in the field both local and foreign. The journey then continued with many, many products requested by family, friends and then customers. Our handmade and natural soaps are specially formulated to deliver the very best in skin care while using only safe, truly natural ingredients. We never use harmful preservatives, or petroleum by-products. We handcraft our soap using the slow cold process method, which means no external heat is used so the goodness of the natural ingredients are preserved for you. Each All Organics soap bar contains skin-loving cold pressed Virgin Coconut Oil and wild-crafted and organic botanicals and vegetable butters for their exceptional skin care benefits, just like real soaps should be done. Our soaps will leave you squeaky clean, healthy skin. Our products do not contain parabens, mineral oil, paraffin, petrolatum, phenol carbolic acid, propylene glycol, acrylamide, toluene, dioxane, sulfates, triclosan, triclocarban, EDTA, TEA, DEA, sodium laureth and sodium lauryl sulfates (SLS/SLES). Whenever possible, we use local ingredients and help local farmers get more value for their crops. We make each and every product from scratch, and we know what goes into each one of them, not like others who buy cheap lotion base or shampoo base, add some herb-sounding fragrance to it - or worse, and call it organic - while others simply re-label existing products. Our products take time to prepare. This is because we ourselves extract most of our herbs using water solvents and some of the oils using steam distillation or hydro distillation. We take our pledge to provide natural products to our customers seriously. The journey goes on, we have established relations with small farmers, bee growers and other manufacturers of natural and organic products. We hope that someday, the Philippines will be recognized as one major producer of world-class skin care products with Philippine ingredients in the limelight. Harsh synthetics have no place on baby’s delicate skin. Milea Baby organic soaps, creams, lotions and sunscreens nurture baby’s skin with organic plant oils and extracts. This means no chemical ingredients and no danger to baby. We also offer a range of high quality organic pregnancy products to do everything from soothe swollen feet to massage an aching back. Each of Milea Baby care products is carefully evaluated to ensure it’s made from only the purest plant ingredients with no harsh or harmful chemicals, pesticides or synthetics. So you have peace of mind that what you’re using on your baby is 100% safe. Milea Minerals looks like a powder, feels like a cream and buffs on like silk, giving skin a natural luminosity. Free of preservatives, talc, oil, fragrance and other harmful chemicals, Milea Minerals provides impeccable coverage for every skin type, skin tone, and concern yet it doesn't feel like you're wearing any makeup at all. Milea Mineral Make-up is made from micronized mineral pigments. These minerals give long lasting coverage. It gives a lightweight natural feel that allows your skin to breathe, unlike talc-based products that can clog pores and damage skin. Our mineral make-up contains all natural micronized Titanium Dioxide and Zinc Oxide which provides sun protection without irritating chemicals. These ingredients are non-allergenic and are a natural sun protection for all skin types.
Navarro Foods International Inc. is known for its Kapampangan delicacies such as Taba Ng Talangka, Fermented Shrimp in Rice ( Burong Hipon), Fermented Mudfish in Rice (Burong Dalag), Sauteed Shrimp Paste (Bagoong Alamang), Papaya Pickles (Acharang Papaya) and other Sweet Delicacies. Our products is a traditional specialty of Masantol, Pampanga made from crab meat and fat use as side dish or ingredient to seafood and pasta dishes such as pancit palabok, crab paste pasta, spaghetti and crab paste pasta that have served in the plates of Kapampngan for years. The Exotic yet delicious taste of its products have reached the plates of Filipinos here and abroad. Navarro's are producing quality standard safe products. We will be our customers' preferred choice . they will choose our products because we provide them quality products that exceed their expectations. We will constantly strive for excellence and strive even more to maintain the degree of consistency in quality.