Online report features 11 export suppliers offering home accents, storage solutions, lamps, planters and garden accessories, plus details on product pricing and supply market trends.

MAKATI CITY, PhilippinesThe Hinrich Foundation released the Philippines Sourcing: Home & garden decor report with the support of its partner in export development, Global Sources.

The online report provides import buyers with sourcing information on 11 verified export suppliers and profiles home accents, storage solutions, lamps, planters and garden accessories. It also features an overview of the industry, new product features, price guides and export data. A PDF of the report is available to download for free online.

Suppliers offer finely crafted, unique mixed-media designs

Philippine suppliers of home and garden decor are leveraging the variety of materials found in abundance locally to offer conversation or statement pieces.

Makers explore various combinations of materials to achieve a distinct look that will set their designs apart in the international market. In candle holders and picture frames, metal sheets or wires complement capiz shells. Wicker laundry baskets and other storage solutions made of abaca, water hyacinth and other natural fibers are supported by metal frames.

In addition, companies often adopt ethnic and tropical elements that distinguish products as being made in the Philippines. In lamps and storage solutions, this trend is reflected in the adoption of handwoven textiles as an accent or main material of the design. Wall art, hanging lamps and pottery feature patterns inspired by the culture of indigenous tribes.

“Products from the Philippines are characterized by sensibilities that evoke culture, art and nature,” said Cherrilyn Baylon, export consultant of the Hinrich Foundation. “This is evident in home products inspired by sea animals such as sea urchins and jellyfish as well as in items engraved with patterns inspired by tribal communities.”

Suppliers and products

Established in 1993, Cagayan de Oro Handmade Paper Crafts in Misamis Oriental uses paper made from wild grass, dried leaves, twigs and flowers to create stationery, gift packaging and lighting fixtures. Its collection of ceiling lamps includes models inspired by sea urchins, anemones and other marine life.

Enpekei International Inc., which was incorporated in 1995, offers handcrafted furniture and home decor. Cast stone figurines, planters and wall art are among the products of this company in Cebu province.

Metro Manila-based Patika uses stainless steel, aluminum wire and glass beads to create flatware, fashion jewelry and home furnishings. It has been in operation since 2002.

Besides Cagayan de Oro Handmade Paper Crafts, Enpekei and Patika, suppliers featured in the report are:

– Aerostone Inc., Cavite: Statues, planters and other garden ornaments made of reconstituted stone.

– Beyond Home Decor, Pampanga: Wicker and wire laundry and storage baskets.

– Designcraft Inc., Metro Manila: Ceiling lamps, candle holders and other home furnishings made from metal sheets and bars.

– Island RKOC Home Decors and Accessories, Cebu: Candle holders, photo frames, vases and other home accents embellished with shells.

– Lampara Trends Inc., Metro Manila: Handcrafted vases, trays and other home accents embellished with capiz shells.

– Red Slab Pottery, Tarlac: Terra-cotta planters and jars with distressed or carbonized finish.

– That One Piece Enterprise, Bulacan: Handcrafted lighting fixtures with paper lampshades.

– Weave Manila, Albay: Handwoven abaca carpets and rugs.

 

The report further shows:

– Between January and July 2018, the Philippines exported $52.9 million worth of basketwork, wickerwork, shellcrafts, tableware, statuettes and other items associated with the home and garden decor industry, according to data from the Philippine Statistic Authority (PSA).

– The US was the top importer of the products during the period, accounting for 55 percent of the total export value. Japan, the Netherlands, the UK and Germany were the other key destinations.

– Most of the surveyed suppliers intend to keep prices at current levels in the next six months. Companies planning to increase prices will cap adjustments at 10 percent.

 

Philippines Sourcing: Home & garden decor is one of a series of online Sourcing Reports covering emerging Asia supply markets. A full version of the report can be viewed here.

 

Other related Sourcing Reports available available on the New Sourcing Markets website are: Home decor, Indonesia and India; and Home textiles, India. The site also offers sourcing reports on other products and suppliers from India, Indonesia, the Philippines, Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos.

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