Philippine Native Produce Market Tote

Philippine Native Produce Market Tote

Philippine Native Produce Market Tote: A Collaboration with Slo Store

philippine native produce market tote
philippine native produce market tote
Philippine native food-bearing plants
philippine native produce market tote
philippine native produce market tote

The Philippine Native Produce Market Tote is a project with Slo Store‘s Aryann Avenido. Constructed by a local bagmaker following Aryann’s design, each tote is made of carefully-sourced sturdy canvas and features several compartments to make carrying groceries and other essentials a breeze.. We also had my illustrations of six food-bearing native plants, namely Himbabao, Tan-ag, Pako, Roselle, Niyog-Niyogan, and Libas, silk-screened on the bag as a way to communicate their nutritional value as well as showcase their beauty.

The project was implemented with the support and guidance of Forest Foundation Philippines. Orders for the bag can be placed through Slo Store starting on August 15. A portion of the proceeds from the initial batch will go to Philippine Parks & Biodiversity to support underequipped forest rangers in Ipo Watershed with their patrolling & operations.

Philippine native produce tote bag

* The Philippine Native Produce Market Tote can be ordered through Slo Store. This collection was initially produced under the #DrawNativeTreesPh initiative. A portion of our proceeds will go to the production of more items that can help spread the advocacy. 

* All photos on this page are courtesy of Slo Store and Aryann Avenido.

Philippine Native Produce Market Tote

Philippine Native Produce Market Tote

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Philippine Forest Blooms 2020 Desk Calendar and Notepad Set

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Philippine Forest Blooms Native Flowering Trees Planner

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Forest Reflections Nature Appreciation Journal
Forest Reflections Nature Appreciation Journal
Forest Reflections Nature Appreciation Journal

With 2020 fraught with uncertainty, releasing new products required a lot of deep thinking. What can we do to help put people’s minds at ease, and at the same time uphold the advocacy of promoting the importance of native species in biodiversity and forest conservation? Following our Forest Series projects (Philippine Forest Blooms, Philippine Forest Fruits), Forest Foundation Philippines and I came up with another collaborative project, the Forest Reflections Nature Appreciation Journal. Part undated planner, part workbook, it encourages users to harness the healing powers of the outdoors while developing a deeper appreciation for nature through art therapy and journaling.

Since it is meant to be used outdoors, the journal’s “packaging” is a zippered carrying pouch made of canvas printed with llustrations of fruit, flowers, stems, seeds, and other elements that make up various species of Philippine native trees. The journal itself also has watercolor and gouache illustrations of native trees and birds, field-sketching tips, and basic watercolor painting techniques. Blank pages at the end consist of 200 gsm watercolor paper that can be used for field sketching, and inserted in the inside back pocket are weatherproof cards that have identification charts for flower and leaf arrangements and bird field marks.

Forest Reflections Nature Appreciation Journal

* Philippine Forest campaign items, produced under the #DrawNativeTreesPh initiative, are available at the webshop. All proceeds will go to the production of more items that can help spread the advocacy.

Philippine Native Produce Market Tote

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Philippine Forest Blooms Planner + Native Trees Campaign

Philippine Forest Blooms Native Flowering Trees Planner
Philippine Forest Blooms Native Flowering Trees Planner
Philippine Forest Blooms Native Flowering Trees Planner
Philippine Forest Blooms Native Flowering Trees Planner
Philippine Forest Blooms Native Flowering Trees Planner

In March 2018, Forest Foundation Philippines tapped me to do a collaborative campaign aiming to raise awareness on the importance of Philippine native trees in forest conservation which gave birth to the #DrawNativeTreesPh initiative.

Among the fruits of the collaboration that year are (1) Philippine Forest Blooms (Volume 1), an A5 size undated planner with watercolor paintings of 12 native trees with information on their flowering periods, conservation status, and areas of distribution; (2) a set of greeting cards that feature a selection of native flora, and (c) a native tree drawing contest that was held on Instagram and Facebook.

Through those efforts, we hoped to bring attention to our native flowering trees, particularly endangered varieties, so that they can be appreciated for their beauty and value in the preservation of our local biodiversity.

You can also read my blog post about our collaboration  on Forest Foundation Philippines’ website.

*The Philippine Native Trees Forest Blooms Planner (Digital PDF version), Note Cards, and Pocket Notebooks are available at the webshop. All proceeds will go to the production of more items that can help spread the advocacy.

Philippine Native Produce Market Tote

Philippine Native Produce Market Tote

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Philippine Forest Blooms Jewelry Collection

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Forest Reflections Nature Appreciation Journal

Sekaya 2020 Prescribing Nature Gift Packs

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Tanim: A Filipino Botanical Oracle Deck

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UTMeArtPh x Fiesta T-shirt for Uniqlo Philippines

UTMeArtPh x Fiesta T-shirt for Uniqlo Philippines

Philippine Forest Fruits Set of 30 Postcards

Philippine Forest Fruits Set of 30 Postcards

Philippine Forest Blooms 2020 Desk Calendar and Notepad Set

Philippine Forest Blooms 2020 Desk Calendar and Notepad Set

Philippine Forest Blooms Native Flowering Trees Planner

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“Bahay Kubo” for Go Lokal

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“Garden Bloom” Embroidered Pen Capsule for Filed!

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Pinoy Food, Fruits, Flowers & Birds Stickers

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Philippine Flora & Fauna Notebooks

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Giraffe and Zebra Tees for Googoo&Gaga

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Eraserheads EP by Esquire Philippines

Eraserheads EP by Esquire Philippines

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