Bookmark the Fashion Accessories Makers of the Philippines (FAMph) for your fashion fix
Related: Splurge with luxe gifts this holiday season Looking for a cool, unique and fashionable gift to give this Christmas? One literally need not look far as some of the best local accessory makers in the Philippines are now available online. Since their inception earlier this year, the Fashion Accessories Makers of the Philippines (FAMph) have been honing their e-commerce skills and making themselves available on dedicated websites and social media. Like many organizations and businesses, their collective pivot to the digital stage was a long time coming and was pushed into high gear by the pandemic. Their decision to go digital, not to mention their support for one another, has helped soften the blow of the quarantine. With the holidays upon us, more people are now more at ease with buying online and many have turned to online shopping to look for their Christmas gifts. Apart from helping one another under the FAMph umbrella, the group also recently partnered with FAME+, the digital platform of the annual Manila FAME trade show, in a concerted effort to further push brand visibility and awareness among local and international buyers. FAMph is composed of 45 creative, sought-after and proudly local brands. They include boldfaced names such as Aranáz, Ken Samudio and Ivarluski Aseron in their roster, as well as many other favorite among fashion insiders. What makes them special? Apart from being proudly Filipino-owned and Filipino-made, many of them make it a point to use local artisans, sustainable or recyclable materials, and traditional techniques to create their wares. There are so many to choose from, and one need only to hop on the FAMph Instagram or to the FAME+ website to discover them. Gifts that are sure to elicit delight include the oh-so-cool reworked accessories from Vagabond Vintage Ph and the colorful statement clutches from Beatriz Accessories. Other pieces include the cool "new essentials" from Alchemista and the one-of-a-kind pieces from the likes of Twinkle Ferraren, Virtucio, and Mjorian by Marigrace. Simply hop on to their Instagram or Facebook pages to find out more and even shop for your gifts.