Philippine fashion accessories & jewelry report highlights eco-friendly, handcrafted designs
Online report features 19 export suppliers offering bags, wallets, footwear, jewelry and other fashion complements, plus details on product pricing and supply market trends
MAKATI, Philippines – The Hinrich Foundation released the Philippines Sourcing: Fashion accessories & jewelry with the support of its partner in export development, Global Sources.
The online report offers import buyers websites of 19 verified exporter suppliers and profiles bags, wallets, footwear, jewelry and other fashion complements. 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.
Handcrafted, “green” products on trend
Philippine makers of fashion accessories and jewelry are offering handcrafted and environment-friendly designs amid the slow fashion movement that has gained traction in the global market.
“A new generation of designers are creating sustainable products by incorporating fibers from indigenous plants such as abaca, bamboo and pineapple, and upcycling scrap tin, plastic and other industrial materials,” said Cherrilyn Baylon, export consultant for the Hinrich Foundation. “Inspiration for designs is gathered from the tropical landscape, which makes it very Filipino, and mixed with trends seen during international fashion weeks and trade shows to resonate well in target markets.”
Besides highlighting eco-friendly materials, suppliers are incorporating textiles made using traditional weaving and dyeing techniques in their products. Among recent releases are clutches and tote bags with sections of t’nalak and inabal, which are fabrics handwoven by indigenous tribes.
Suppliers and products
Founded in 2009, CVD Ventures Inc. (Floreia) in Cebu province specializes in fashion jewelry made of NuCast and NaturesCast, which are patented, biodegradable and recyclable composites. The company’s collection includes necklaces, bracelets and earrings.
Metro Manila-based G. Designare, which has been in business since 1999, adopts rattan, raffia and buntal fibers in its women’s bags. The company also offers necklaces with embellishments made of cogon grass, bamboo and upcycled glass.
Narda’s Handwoven Arts and Crafts in Benguet province exports scarves, shawls, ponchos and bags made from handwoven cotton fabrics. The company has been operating since 1972.
In addition to CVD Ventures, G. Designare and Narda’s, suppliers featured in the report are:
– Blue Planet Inc., Cebu: Fashion jewelry with components made of wood, shells and other natural materials.
– Bon-Ace Fashion Tools Inc., Cebu: Bags and fashion jewelry made of shells and other indigenous materials.
– Buntal Classic Enterprises, Bulacan: Handbags and shoulder bags with buntal fiber exteriors and satin lining.
– Chelsi Leather and Services, Bulacan: Genuine leather footwear, bags, belts and other fashion accessories.
– Chris Gomez Creative Designs, Misamis Oriental: Clutch bags with silk exteriors.
– elleGe Fashion, Negros Occidental: Wooden bangles and shell necklaces.
– Hannah’s Handicrafts, Cebu: Handcrafted bags made of mother-of-pearl and seashells.
– IDC Ornamento Jewellery, Metro Manila: Handcrafted fashion jewelry made of base metal and semiprecious stones.
– Jhaz Footwear, Laguna: Espadrilles and other types of casual footwear.
– Larone Crafts, Metro Manila: Handbags made of abaca, raffia and other indigenous materials.
– Lumago Designs Handcrafted Products, Metro Manila: Fashion jewelry with components made of recycled leather or upcycled paper.
– Patika, Metro Manila: Beaded necklaces and tassel earrings.
– PCM Figueras Trading Inc., Metro Manila: Handbags made of raffia, snakeskin and other natural materials.
– Puyo Handicrafts, Misamis Oriental: Abaca handbags, tote bags and card cases made of abaca fiber.
– The Leather Collection Inc., Metro Manila: Genuine leather handbags, backpacks, wallets, cardholders and other fashion accessories.
– Tinabuan Arts & Crafts, Misamis Oriental: Abaca tote bags, handbags, evening bags and purses.
The report further shows:
– Philippine exports of fashion accessories during the 10-month period ending October 2017 amounted to $494.7 million, according to international trade data from the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) and processed by Export Marketing Bureau (EMB) of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) as of Jan. 8, 2018.
– The US was the largest single-country importer of the products, accounting for more than 60 percent of the export value in 2017. The other key destinations were Japan, the Netherlands, China, Germany and the Czech Republic.
– A survey of featured suppliers indicate that most companies will keep quotes at current levels in coming months to retain price competitiveness and maintain existing buyer relationships.
Philippines Sourcing: Fashion accessories & jewelry jewelry 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: Fashion jewelry and accessories, Vietnam; and Fashion jewelry, India. The site also offers sourcing reports on other products and suppliers from India, Indonesia, the Philippines, Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos.Download the report