Mother-daughter trio: Beck, Amina and Rosanna, are the women behind Aranáz. Since it's launch in 1999, the Filipino handbag brand has grown from humble beginnings into a globally recognized name known for its craftsmanship and chic modern design. Today, Aranáz continues to build on its rich Filipino heritage and legacy by creating artisanal crafts that are relevant to the modern woman.
Former biologist and university professor turned designer, Ken Samudio, named his young and stylish accessory brand after his kids, Matthew & Melka. The line up is cheeky, fresh and proudly Filipino. Made from ethnic and sustainable materials, the label has garnered praise and recognition globally from the likes of Vogue Italia, Pitti Immagine, Business of Fashion, and even London Fashion Week’s International Fashion Showcase Festival.
Merriam Batara is a Filipino designer known for her intricate beadwork and tasseled fan earrings. Stylish and vibrant, her elaborate designs have garnered her recognition in the peninsula. A self-taught artisan, Halo Halo Baby expects this young designer to take the international scene by storm. Her pieces were recently highlighted in the Premiere Classe at Porte de Versailles in Paris.
Tali´s co-founders, Liza Morales Crespo and Marielle de Leon-Lazaro, represent the new wave of social entrepreneurs that merge quality production and design with the principles of sustainability. Both working mothers, Liza and Marielle were inspired to kickstart Tali when they first visited the female inmates of a city jail in the Philippines. Wanting to make a difference in these women´s lives, they began teaching them simple design patterns and eventually employed them to bring their original bag designs to life. Eventually, the project turned into a true social enterprise focused on empowering women at the grassroots level.
Things I Find is a compilation of products made by various individuals, inspired by their love of travel and fashion.