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Online report features 16 export suppliers offering home textiles, storage, lighting, and other home accessories, plus details on product pricing and supply market trends

MAKATI, PhilippinesThe Hinrich Foundation released Philippines Sourcing Report: Home decor 2017 with the support of its partner in export development, Global Sources.

The online report offers import buyers websites of 16 verified exporter suppliers and profiles decorative home textiles, storage, lighting and other home accessories. It also features an overview of the industry, new product features, price guides and export data. PDFs of each section are available to download for free online.

Artisanal models made of indigenous materials remain in style

Philippine suppliers export a range of artisanal home decor, including home textiles, storage solutions and lamps. Materials from trees, plants and other natural resources abundant in the country are popular inputs for handcrafted products because these immediately differentiate designs as being made in the Philippines.

The adoption of ethnic elements in artisanal designs continues to be a strong trend. Handwoven fabrics are being adopted in decorative home textiles, lamps and storage solutions. Vases and pottery feature patterns inspired by Aeta iconography and other traditional patterns.

“Philippine suppliers are offering artisanal products that require a higher level of craftsmanship and material manipulation to remain competitive in terms of design,” said Cherrilyn Baylon, export consultant of the Hinrich Foundation. “Suppliers are leveraging their design capability to provide buyers products that are not only aesthetically pleasing but also reflect the country’s culture and tradition.”

Suppliers and products

Lampara Trends Inc., which is based in Metro Manila, combines capiz shells with chipboard, fiberglass, tin and other materials to create decorative boxes, trays, vases and buckets. The supplier has been in operation since 1994.

CustomMade Crafts Center Inc. (CMCC), also in Metro Manila, offers pillowcases made of t’nalak. Its selection also includes pillowcases, table runners and soft baskets made of hinabol, an abaca textile woven by the Higaonon, an ethnolinguistic group living in the mountainous regions of North Central Mindanao. The company became a legal entity in 2008.

Established in 2015, Red Slab Pottery offers jars, planters and lamps that feature engravings inspired by the iconography of indigenous tribes. The company is located in Tarlac province, which is north of Metro Manila.

In addition to CustomMade Crafts Center, Lampara Trends and Red Slab Pottery, suppliers featured in the report are:

– Babylans Coco Crafts, Negros Occidental: Candle holders, bowls and other home accessories made of coconut shells and wood.

– Betis Crafts Inc., Pampanga: Handcarved mirror frames and lanterns made of gmelina wood.

– Beyond Home Decor, Pampanga: Hampers, wicker baskets, candle holders, figurines trays and magazine racks.

– Chall Inc., Pampanga: Embroidered mirror frames and wall panels.

– Designcraft Inc., Metro Manila: Metal candle holders, lighting fixtures and mirror frames.

– Hacienda Crafts Company Inc., Negros Occidental: Trays, baskets, hanging lamps and vases.

– Jet Jed Handicraft Furniture Woodworks, Benguet: Handcarved wooden figurines, vases, bowls and tissue dispenser.

– Lapekto Lapel Paper Mache and Wooden Products International, Isabela: Decorative bowls, plates and chopping boards made of acacia wood.

– LBR Philcrafts, Metro Manila: Capiz photo frames, vases, candle holders and wall decor.

– Redfern Arts and Crafts, Metro Manila: Photo frames, candle holders, boxes and mirrors decorated with shells, and miniature lighthouses made of metal and capiz.

– Rowildas Handloom Weaving, Ilocos Sur: Handwoven table runners, placemats and hand towels.

– That One Piece Enterprise, Bulacan: Wall, floor, ceiling and table lamps.

– Yssa’s Crafts, Negros Occidental: Wind chimes, candle holders and serveware made of flattened or slumped bottles.

 

The report further shows:

– The Philippines exported about $278.7 million worth of houseware products in 2016, according to international trade data from the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) and processed by the Export Marketing Bureau Department of Trade and Industry (DTI-EMB), as of Sept. 11, 2017.

– The US was the largest single-country importer during the period, accounting for $126.3 million of the export value.

– Most companies will be keeping prices at current levels in the next six months to remain competitive with counterparts in China, Indonesia, India, Thailand and Vietnam.

 

Philippines Sourcing Report: Home decor 2017 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 online are: Home decor, India, Vietnam; and Basketware, Indonesia.

Sourcing from the Philippines buyer’s guide

To help buyers new to Philippine sourcing, the Hinrich Foundation has prepared a guide that provides an overview of the industries and products available.

Buyers will also learn how to find and evaluate reliable suppliers, available banking options, common methods of payment, shipping details and steps to avoid or settle trade disputes.

Download the report