Manila FAME  2023 exhibitions to watch out for

The Artisans Village and The Coconut Pavilion are two must-see features of the three-day sourcing event Manila FAME 2023 from 19 October to 21 at the World Trade Center in Pasay City.

The Center for International Trade Expositions and Missions collaborated with the Export Marketing Bureau, the Design Center of the Philippines, and various local government units to highlight the works of local artisan communities at the second-longest-running trade show for home, fashion, and lifestyle.

For the 2023 edition of Manila FAME, the Artisans Village will feature the provinces of La Union and Antique and the Northern Mindanao region. On the other hand, the Creations of Northern Mindanao pavilion will feature masterpieces from award-winning designers, as well as artisans featured in prestigious international fairs. It will display abaca-based wearables and homestyle products, bamboo crafts, and various local weaves.

The Antique exhibition will carry the creations born out of the collaboration of its MSMEs and artisanal communities with DCP and DTI-Antique. The pavilion will follow the theme “Hantique,” which highlights the hands that craft artfully woven pieces in the province of Antique. The products from the province ranging from textiles, looms, and home decor are set to make their debut at Manila FAME 2023 before going to the international trade fair Ambiente 2024 in Germany.

Considered to be one of the Philippines’ most-produced crops, coconut has been commonly used for food and household products. The Coconut Pavilion houses the products from the program dedicated to developing and showcasing nonfood coconut commodities in the home and fashion sectors. The participating provinces and regions joining the pavilion are NCR, Region III, Region IV-A, Region V, Region VII, Region VIII, and Region XI.