The crafts and designs of Davao City producers will take centerstage in the upcoming Manila Fame event on April 21 to 23.
Considered as the country’s premier design and lifestyle event, Manila FAME is a bi-annual showcase of craftsmanship, design innovation, and artisanship in Philippine products. It features finely selected furniture and home furnishings, holiday gifts and décor, and fashion accessories designed and crafted in the Philippines for the global market.
In an interview with Mirror, Mary Ann Montemayor, president of the Davao Ecocrafts Association Inc. (DEA) said they will be bringing the members of the DEA to the Manila Fame where they will have a Davao pavilion of about 90 square meters.
Montemayor also said they will be bringing eight of their producers while Designers Group of Davao can display their creations. These were the designers who participated during the Ms Universe Davao leg this year, she added.
Participants from Davao will be composed of the furniture makers, Crystal Seas, Kaayo Modern Mindanao Wearable, TADECO, Yvette’s bags and straw collections and the sisters of Carmelites who designed hand -embroidered products.
Their participation is also part of DEA’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and the Department of Trade and Industry-11 (DTI-11).
“We will have an active participation from Mindanao specially Davao. Sana we do well in Manila Fame and hopefully come up with a good show. Everyone is now busy preparing for that event. Ten of our designers will fly to Manila and all 10 of them will also bring their creations,” Montemayor said.
Manila FAME is organized by the Philippine DTI, through the Center for International Trade Expositions and Missions (CITEM). It is the second longest-running trade show in the Asia-Pacific, and is the only trade event in the country that is approved by Union des Foires Internationales (UFI), or the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry, a Paris-based association of trade fair organizers founded 90 years ago in Milan, Italy in April 1925. Maya M. Padillo