ArteFino is a movement that celebrates the Modern Filipino and the Artist-Entrepreneur. It serves as a launch pad and a “multiplier” for proudly Filipino and world-class products, concepts, and ideas. Specifically, it provides an avenue for people to discover modern applications of Philippine indigenous materials and connect with innovative artisans from different industries.
I do what I do because I believe that our work in the field of levelling up our craftsmen and artisans is never enough. I want to do my part in sharing that we can be proud of Filipino arts and crafts here and abroad and that these are items that can be used in our daily lives.
I choose to be in an environment that celebrates hope, creativity, and inspired passion!
I do this because I truly enjoy my work and I feel like we are going to make a tangible difference in the artisanal community. Also, I would like for the world to take notice of what our country has to offer in terms of artisanal goods, and for Filipinos to take pride in these goods and use them in their everyday lives.
I love nice things and the craftsmanship that goes with it. I've done a lot of volunteer work where you put your ego out the door, do the job that needs to be done, and work as a team. It's so rewarding to see our fair grow, have a life of its own, and become a movement—a showcase for the best artisanal crafts from different parts of the country.
I do this to make the public aware of our heritage whether tangible or intangible. The Philippines is a very rich country both in natural resources as well as cultural heritage. I would like to see one day that our traditional textiles like piña, woven textiles, etc. used by icons in the world of designers.