Written by Patricia Yap
It is undoubtedly a great time for local brands, as more and more Filipinos are #supportinglocal. So, in this season of celebrations and gifts, if you’re looking to treat yourself or a loved one to something well-deserved, look no further and turn to local brands to find what you need. And we’re here to help!
Here are three Filipino-owned brands we’re currently loving, that showcase local craftsmanship, talent, quality, and care.
1. Joyéria Jewellery and their affordable but lasting pieces
Whether it’s a wedding, anniversary, graduation or any sort of milestone, we all want to make these moments unforgettable for our loved ones…and nothing says unforgettable than a precious jewel given out of love.
Joyeria Jewellery does just that. Coming from a small local family business of 30 years, husband and wife duo Erick and Ria Perez continued the family legacy in 2014 with Joyeria Jewellery.
Joyeria Jewellery prides themselves in their unique designs made by Filipino artisans from Bulacan. With this, you can expect only the finest quality as all their pieces are carefully handmade. This means that the gold in their jewelry are thicker and the diamonds more secure, unlike machine-made ones. Joyeria Jewellery have pieces either certified by a gemologist or by GIA (Gemological Institute of America), guaranteeing your investments are worth every peso.
And speaking of peso, copping a piece of Joyeria Jewellery doesn’t break the bank either. It’s made thoughtfully affordable for Pinoys who want to own—or give someone—a precious piece of jewelry.
Unlike other mall jewelry stores, Joyeria Jewellery operates in a private showroom. Here, they make sure to be sincere, transparent and recommend value for money to each customer in a non-commission environment. Because of this, on top of the promise of quality they offer, the brand has gained loyal customers over the years which includes local celebrities and socialites.
So, for those looking for pieces that will last, Joyeria Jewellery makes sure you have something special to remember the most important moments of your life by. You’ll not only be getting beautiful pieces, but family heirlooms that will last from generation to generation.
Where to find them: 8th flr. Rockwell Business Center Tower 3, Ortigas, Pasig City
Facebook: Joyeria Jewellery PH / @joyeriajewelleryph
2. CocktailsMD and their vitamin-infused “cocktails”
There are many things in life that don’t stay—one of them being our very own health.
As we age, it gets more and more important to invest time and effort into looking after ourselves. And today, with more Filipinos valuing both their physical and mental health, individuals are reaching towards achievable wellness like those CocktailsMD Wellness Lounge can provide.
Established in 2017, CocktailsMD is the brainchild of Dr. Joseph De Leon, after he realized the need for a more personalized approach to holistic health. In CocktailsMD, they believe in health services that make you look good and feel better to help you be at your best.
In just a few years, CocktailsMD managed to become a pioneering clinic that focuses on preventive health and nutritional support through Vitamin Infusions, Aesthetic Dermatology, Integrative Health Care, and even Cell Therapy. Among these, their best selling service is for their medical-grade intravenous vitamin (IV) infused cocktail drips. You can choose from a mix of 12 variants, each carefully formulated to address a specific health concern.
These IV drips provide immediate hydration and a more efficient way to absorb micronutrients into your system. Needs addressed could be anywhere from lack of energy, immunity, skin dullness, and so on. One example of their cocktails is their “Fat Burner Drip,” which boosts metabolism and uses fat stored as energy for quick and safe weight loss.
CocktailsMD’s patients come from all walks of life—from students, athletes, professionals, to the young and old—as they promise to provide affordable patient care done by experts. They live by a simple slogan, “doctor-owned, patient-centered”. Dr. De Leon believes, “Patients should know why they need specific nutrients, and there should be continuity of care because being healthy is not a destination; it is an on-going journey.”
CocktailsMD Wellness Lounge
Level 2, Wellness Lane, Festival Supermall, Filinvest City, Alabang, Muntinlupa City
Lower Ground Floor, SM City Bacoor, Cavite
Unit 809, Medical Plaza Makati, Amorsolo St., Makati City
Facebook: Cocktailsmd Wellness Lounge | @cocktailsmdwellnesslounge
3. Belleza and their personalized, functional bags
Any bag on the market can be beautiful—but not every piece can be unique and hold meaning.
If you want a bag that carries not only your essentials but also shows your personality, check out these bags and accessories from Belleza. With their motto of “Individuality, passionately created,” Belleza is passionate in making unique, stylish and functional pieces which promote local craftsmanship and individuality through personalized yet stylish products.
The Lexi bag
The Ellise Bucket Bag
Belleza provides the option to customize their items because they believe there’s beauty in personalization. They provide a wide selection of bags, luggage tags, wallets, organizers and more, that goes beyond personal touch—providing individuality to all the important people in our lives.
Apart from the affordability and aesthetic of Belleza products, each item is packaged to look the best—creating a balanced touch of elegance and local craftsmanship.
Their services for personalization range from not only choosing the font style of the letters of your name, but also whether you’d like to blind deboss, stamp in gold foil, or embroider the letters.
If you’re unsure of what you want, they also provide recommendations on what material best suits what you need: genuine leather, leatherette, or canvas. And although personalization depends on the kind of material to be used, they can recommend whatever suits the product best.
Don’t let the tedious thinking process for presents stop you; personalized items are here to stay. Add meaning to your presents with timeless and modern pieces from Belleza.
Facebook: Belleza | @bellezaofficial
What Filipino-owned brands and businesses are you loving right now? Tell us your recommendations in the comments!