Ever since I watched the documentary The True Cost, a film that follows the lives and working conditions of the workers, mostly women, who make garments for high street brands like Zara, H&M and Forever21, and saw the horrible situations the women live through day in and day out, I made a conscious decision to buy more local brands. Fashion people, watch it on Netflix! It’s high time these start-up businesses get the recognition they deserve and given the good quality, positive feedback and true Pinoy ingenuity, our all-out support is what they need to make it big.
I’m ecstatic to have these choices in our shores at a time when there are staggering options from international brands that can overpower smaller entrepreneurs. I often worry about how our local businesses survive and how newbies can get the break they need. But with new names popping up all the time, there is room for all the players, old and new. Here are some of my personal favorites, whose websites I often stalk for the latest offerings and sale announcements. This is in no way a paid post, I simply just love them.
SEEK THE UNIQ