'Traditional meets modern': Kultura brings back handcrafted products from artisanal communities

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines) — Kultura, your one-stop shop for locally made products, will bring back its "Filipino Design Studio" that showcases handcrafted treasures from various artisanal communities.

This season, traditional techniques will meet modern aesthetics. The handcrafted treasures go from trendy upcycled apparel to eco-conscious homeware, statement accessories, mindfully-made wellness products, and more.

Kultura has also selected a wide variety of brands and designers to highlight from across the regions, alongside its house brands.

Trendy and one of a kind top, sustainably made from upcycled flour sacks. Photo from Kultura Filipino

Explore Filipino traditions reimagined into contemporary creations

The line-up includes ethnic-inspired home items from Abel PH and Amber & Anne; vibrant decor and accessories from Masabel Iloco and 11th Earth; stylish bags by Inne Studios; and modern Filipiniana from Love, Camille. Keep your eyes out for handcrafted jewelry by Boho Manila; chic leather goods from YHF Manila; and sustainable apparel made from upcycled flour sacks by Macopa and And Again Clothing.

Check out some of the featured brands below.

Sustainable life goods for everyday living. Photo from Kultura Filipino

Wear your culture

Allena - high-quality, contemporary local knitwear that focuses on comfort and functionality.

And Again Clothing - fashionable apparel sustainably made from upcycled flour sacks, scraps, and surplus fabric.

Anmari and Co. - handmade bags that use native materials like buntal, raffia, rattan, and sabutan, sourced from all around the country

Boho Manila - vibrant, bohemian-inspired statement jewelry handcrafted by Filipina mothers.

Inne Studios - modern footwear, bags, and accessories made using natural materials, inspired by traditional Filipino techniques.

Love, Camille - modern apparel made using local textiles, handwoven by artisans in Ilocos Sur.

Pinya Clara top handwoven by artisans in Ilocos Sur from Love, Camille. Photo from Kultura Filipino

Macopa - trendy, one-of-a-kind apparel sustainably made from upcycled flour sacks.

Masabel Iloco - distinctly-Ilocano apparel and accessories made with iconic abel weave patterns.

Not a Daydream - functional, unique bags handmade by mothers in Tondo using local textiles.

Vivo Handicrafts - trendy apparel by Negrense weavers that features upcycled fabrics.

YHF Manila - stylish leather accessories and home items handcrafted by local artisans.

Handcrafted leather accessories from YHF Manila. Photo from Kultura Filipino

Refresh your tahanan

11th Earth - eco-friendly home decor and accessories, including hand-loomed beach towels and upcycled bags.

Abel PH - high-quality home items made using handwoven inabel, by artisans in the Northern Philippines.

Bibsisita - homegrown brand from Isabela that turns Filipino-themed artwork into functional everyday items, including bags and pillowcases.

Amber & Anne - colorful embroidered placemats and coasters for every occasion.

Handcrafted statement jewelry from Boho Manila. Photo from Kultura Filipino

Boost your wellness routine

Yoga Love - mindfully-made personal care and wellness products that use naturally derived ingredients.

"The Filipino Design Studio" will be popping up from September 14 to 30 at the Atrium East, Level 2, The Podium.

Discover more unique finds from partner communities at the Kultura store on Level 3. Follow Kultura Filipino on Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok.