Holiday gift ideas: Food, fashion items that give back

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Dec 05 2018 07:08 AM

MANILA – Looking for a unique Christmas gifts that make a positive impact on Filipino communities? An upcoming bazaar promises to offer just that, and even more.

Set on December 5 and 6 at the Glorietta 2 Activity Center in Makati City, the BPI Sinag ng Pasko bazaar features Filipino social enterprises selling arts and crafts, food items, clothes, and accessories.

Now on its fourth year, this project of BPI Foundation aims to connect these small businesses to a larger market. 

“This is all a continued effort to provide support for these social enterprises. And part of this is to overcome what we think is a challenge that many startups [face]… the continuous hurdle of connecting their business to the market,” said Sarah Brillantes Alli, BPI Foundation’s program manager for entrepreneurship, during a recent media roundtable. 

“Christmas is truly a time of giving, and it’s a time of thinking beyond ourselves,” she added. “So we thought it was an opportune moment during the year to connect these social entrepreneurs who have so much to offer to a wider audience.”

A mix of social enterprises selling food and beverage, arts and crafts, and fashion items are set to participate in this year’s BPI Sinag ng Pasko bazaar.

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Risque footwear. Handout

Sinaya menstrual cups. Handout

Puto ni Papa rice cakes. Handout

Junk Not upcycled products. Handout

Jacinto & Lirio plant leather goods. Handout

Habi footwear. Handout

Balangay’s Best seafood products. Handout

Auro chocolates. Handout

Akaba bags. Handout

Accents and Petals eco-friendly flowers. Handout

For more details, visit the website and social media pages of BPI Foundation.