HBL Tradeshows: Live from Manila FAME International 2011

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Hacienda Crafts at Manila FAME International 2011
The WGSN-homebuildlife team reports live from Manila FAME in the Philippines, highlighting three trends to emerge from the show so far:

Indigo: Filipino craftsmen create products in a variety of indigenous and recycled materials that pay homage to spiritualism, tribal ikats and the sea. Bamboo, raffia, abaca, abalone, capiz shell and driftwood are are coloured in a palette of blues and whites.

Graffiti: Inspired by the handicraft movement, products are geared towards self-expression, blending pop culture and cosmopolitan city life.

Naturalist: Targeting today’s environmentally aware consumers, products are inspired by nature and created from raw and indigenous materials from the Philippines.

Subscribers can see our full live report, including the top three exhibitors, here.