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2019 Press Articles


[Philippine Star] Freedom of Expression

August 25, 2017 | What is everyone wearing right now? Does it look like a page from a fashion editorial in a magazine? Is it your favorite head-to-toe look that mirrors the style of your favorite celebrity? Does it resemble a lookbook or catalogue ensemble from the latest collection for the season of a retail brand?

[Philippine Star] Tradition meets innovation at ArteFino 2019

August 25, 2019 | ArteFino, happening from Aug. 29 to Sept. 1 at the 5th at Rockwell Power Plant Mall, is not your average annual bazaar. As revealed during a special pre-event dubbed Artefino Talks, “Artefino is a movement that celebrates the Filipino artisan by creating an environment that treasures creativity and inspires passion.

[Philippine Star] ArteFino women weave their heritage vision

August 21, 2019 | ArteFino, Manila’s premiere craft fair, returns to Rockwell, at its new venue, the Fifth at Rockwell, Power Plant Mall. For its third year, “Pamana” (or heritage) is the pervasive theme for ArteFino. The organizers and the purveyors acknowledge the importance of heritage.

[Philippine Daily Inquirer] From Panay to Sulu: What makes this Artefino different

August 9, 2019 | Now more than a bazaar, the much-awaited fair works with far-flung communities for their distinctive weaves and crafts


[Metro.Style] The ArteFino 2019 Award Winners

August 30, 2019 | Every year, ArteFino recognizes outstanding exhibitors for their products, designs, and booth presentations; and this year, Metro had the honor of also awarding the standout participants of the fair. See who won the Metro and Stilo ArteFino awards—you won’t want to miss their booths this weekend!

[ANCX] The country’s biggest crafts and artistan fair is opening tomorrow

August 28, 2019 | In this year’s Artefino, the focus is on legacy: the fabrics and practices our forebears left behind for us, and the knowledge and creativity the Artefino community of designers and artisans impart on each other.

[Metro.Style] EXCLUSIVE: A Taste Of These Designers’ New Collections For ArteFino 2019

August 27, 2019 |  The annual ArteFino fair returns this weekend for another four-day affair of over 100 vendors showcasing the world-class quality of Filipino artisanry and craftsmanship at The Fifth at Rockwell.

[Philippine Primer] 7 Local Brands to Expect at the Artefino Fair 2019

August 23, 2019 | Close to 130 participating brands will be championing the importance of heritage at this year’s ArteFino Fair.

[Preview] All the Local Brands You Can Find at ArteFino 2019

August 16, 2019 | ArteFino, one of Manila’s biggest crafts fair for local artisans, is back for yet another year of showcasing the country’s finest homegrown brands a.k.a. those set on keeping and upholding the ingenuity of Filipino craftmanship, along with their socially aware and responsible entrepreneurs, to cater to the sensibilities of the modern Filipino.

[Metro.Style] A Sneak Peek At ArteFino 2019, Plus 5 Things That Will Make You Appreciate It More

August 13, 2019 | ArteFino, Manila’s premier craft fair, returns on August 29-September 1 in a new venue, The Fifth at Rockwell, featuring close to 130 participating brands

[Lopez Link] ArteFino captures the Filipino’s heritage journey

August 13, 2019 | ArteFino, Manila’s premier craft fair returns to Rockwell, at its new venue, the Fifth at Rockwell, Power Plant Mall. It opens its doors on August 29 to September 1 for four days.

[Philippine Tatler] 11 Brands You Can’t Miss At Artefino 2019

August 13, 2019 | Now on its third year, the ArteFino craft fair features the theme ‘Pamana‘ or heritage. Showcasing world-class locally-made products from around the Philippines, the fair continues to support social entrepreneurship while supporting homegrown artisanal art.

[ABS-CBN News] Filipino craft fair ArteFino 2019 to showcase ‘pamana’

August 12, 2019 | Aficionados of Philippine textiles and handicrafts can expect a bigger and more meaningful ArteFino fair this year.

[Preen PH] It’s a new local generation for ArteFino 2019

August 6, 2019 | It’s that time of the year, folks. Calling out to all local lovers, ArteFino 2019 is right around the corner.

[Business World] Modern reinterpretations of traditional craft at ArteFino

August 5, 2019 | HERITAGE is such a loaded word these days, and in the face of a rapidly changing world, preserving a legacy seems ever more urgent

[Metro.Style] We Can’t Wait To Shop These Fashion Brands At Artefino 2019!

July 18, 2019 | It’s that time of the year again where the best of the best in Filipino brands come together for a celebration and a shopping showcase of the best Philippine products. We’re talking about none other than Artefino 2019, the fair that celebrates Filipino artisans at their finest!

[Metro.Style] ArteFino 2019 Is Right Around The Corner! See The Home Brands We’re Most Excited To See

July 2, 2019 | When Maritess Pineda, Susie Quiros, Cedie Vargas, Mel Francisco, and Maita Rufino first got together to conceptualize an event that would help Philippine craftsmanship appeal to a discerning market and bring beautiful homegrown products to the Filipino home, little did they know that they were up to something big, something so groundbreaking and meaningful that their idea would be dubbed “Manila’s premier craft fair.”


[ANCX] VIDEO: How these creatives interpreted the theme ‘pamana’ for this year’s ArteFino

August 31, 2019 | This edition of the biggest artisan and crafts fair in the country is all about leaving a legacy for the next generation.

[CNN Philippines] VIDEO: ArteFino returns to celebrate the modern Filipino

August 29, 2019 | A fair for the modern Filipino over a hundred brands are set to come together next weekend for this year’s Artefino fair.

[ANCX] VIDEO: Men, you’re not just chaperones at Arte Fino. Look for The Barracks

August 29, 2019 | At this year’s men’s section of the biggest artisanal and crafts fair in the country, they’re bringing the beach to the city.

[ANCX] VIDEO: Celebrating modern Filipino artistry and craftmanship

August 24, 2019 | While art should be timeless, it should also reflect its time. Artefino puts a spotlight on modern Filipino art that celebrats centuries-old Filipino artistry and craftmanship. Here’s a sneak peek from Shoptalk.