If your thing is buying cool and unique pasalubong items while helping out local entrepreneurs, we’ve got you covered. We’ve rounded up some of the more unusual items—as featured in the Go Lokal Facebook Page—you can pick up on your next travels so you have something special to bring back home:
- Pottery pieces from Red Slab Pottery. One easy way to upgrade the aesthetic appeal of your home or garden is by adding handmade pottery. The well-crafted pieces from Red Slab Pottery are made from sustainably sourced clay, formed and intricately designed by local potters in Tarlac. They make amazing planter, pot, vase, and other clay-based and ceramic earthenware.
- Toiletries from Bambuhay. The bamboo-based toiletries from Bambuhay help curb plastic pollution and minimize the effects of climate change. Bambuhay manufactures and distributes products made of bamboo, including straws, toothbrushes, and natural bamboo air fresheners and purifiers. Buying bamboo-based products continues to provide sustainable livelihood and relief assistance to thousands of local farmers and their families.
- Dried fruits from Mancoco Food Processing Incorporated. There are lots of dried fruits options in the market, but this manufacturer prides itself for producing some of the best ones at a more affordable prices—whether it’s dried mango, dried pineapple, or banana chips.
- Canned goods from Capitan Del Mar. Proudly made in the Philippines, the canned bangus and sardines are an excellent ingredient in any pasta dish. Alternatively, they’re just as good on their own or paired with a steaming cup of rice. Either way, the canned goods are “all-natural,” protein rich, and yummy.
- Sweets from Cookie Sticks. These baked cookies bring a delicious and healthy tiwst to your regular snacking. They have several flavors to choose from—Mango Cashew, Philippine Chocolate Raisin, Kalamansi Almond, and Coco Sugar Oatmeal. Whichever you choose, it’s guaranteed to fill your tummy up the right way.