Supporting local? I can’t think of a better platform to recommend than the MaArte Fair. For the past several years, this amazing bazaar has promoted the works of our talented Filipino artisans and small business owners from across the country. And with everything that’s going on because of the pandemic, now would be an even greater time to prioritise all things domestic while staying soundly at our homes. That is, through the MaArte Fair 2020!
MaArte Fair goes online with Zalora
For the first time since its inception in 2008, back when it was just a table bazaar at the National Museum of the Philippines, MaArte Fair will showcase authentic, proudly Filipino offerings of our local creatives and entrepreneurs in a digital platform. This is after the Museum Foundation of the Philippines (MPFI), the principal organiser of MaArte Fair, has partnered with the leading online fashion retail platform, Zalora.
Also marketed as MaArte @ ZALORA, MaArte Fair 2020 will make it possible for you to shop conveniently using your own devices, may it be a laptop or a smartphone, in just a few clicks or taps. Upon purchasing, the products will be delivered to your home. Thus, eliminating the need for physical transactions, if not keeping them to a minimum.
“We are happy to have Zalora Philippines on board as a partner for the 12th staging of the MaArte fair. Their e-commerce platform offers the best solution to the restrictions caused by this pandemic by providing safe, easy, and contactless interactions between our vendors and patrons,” shared MFPI President Albert Avellana. “More importantly, the staging of MaArte @ Zalora will hopefully introduce our exhibitors to a wider market.”
What to expect from MaArte Fair 2020
With the enhanced reach of the bazaar, Avellana is optimistic about bringing in more support, especially from shoppers under 40 years old, towards the fundraising activities of the MFPI. At the same time, helping micro-small and medium scale entrepreneurs (MSMEs) thrive amidst the pandemic according to Zalora Philippines co-founder and CEO Paulo Campos III.
“Zalora is committed to enabling partners to explore what digital retail has to offer, as well as reach the right audience through our platform,” Campos III said. “As we take pride in providing a platform to showcase the best of Filipino talent, this venture attests to the countless ways in which technology continues to help businesses grow together.”
Going online isn’t the only thing that’s new to the annual fair. For MaArte Fair 2020, shoppers can enjoy browsing and purchasing local products for more than two months. This is a huge leap from the activity’s usual three-day duration. Within that time, you can choose from a wide range of locally made products, from the luxury handmade accessories of Aranaz to the eco-ethical lifestyle bags of Siklo Pilipinas.
Other brands to shop from include Amarie, Betina NYC, Beyond Borders, Coco and Tres, Creative Definitions, Gifts and Graces, Ibarra, Jojie Lloren, MCV Designs, Milvidas, Natalya Lagdameo, O & M Home, Oscar Mejia Fragrances, Pika Pika Cards, Riqueza, TDLG, Tim Tam Ong, WHIMSY Silay Export Inc., WVN Home Textiles, and WYC Wear Your Culture.
See them plus many more products at the MaArte Fair 2020, now happening via Zalora Philippines until 31 Dec 2020.
Information extracted from a press release issued by MG Asia Public Relations Inc. on behalf of The Museum Foundation of the Philippines. Featured image credit: WVN Home Textiles