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Pinoy native materials at NY trade show

Philippine lifestyle products using indigenous materials went on display at the NY NOW trade show held at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in Manhattan last week.

Philippine Consul General to New York Mario de Leon, Jr. visited the booths of 12 Philippine-based companies exhibiting their lifestyle designs and products.

NY NOW is a leading market show for buyers of home and lifestyle products, and new and trending products in specialty retail. The trade show currently features three collections: Home, Lifestyle, and Handmade.


The Philippine home and fashion products used indigenous materials such as abaca (Manila hemp), bamboo, raffia, coconut husk, rattan, mother of pearl, and fine bone china.

The Lifestyle Philippines booths also featured a tapestry of crafted narratives all over the Philippines. The booths showcased a colorful selection of products that convey a shared passion for craftsmanship, reflecting the rich and vibrant culture and history of the Philippines.

The exhibit was widely covered by media outlets including The Oprah Magazine, Hearst Design Group, Cottages & Gardens, Lifestyled.net, MSNBC, House and Home Magazine, Traditional Home, Interior Design, Style Edit, Asian Journal, Fox News Channel, HFN, and Meredith Corp.


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