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 Jewelry Collection

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Forest Reflections Nature Appreciation Journal

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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

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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

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 Pop Culture Postcards

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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

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“Ang Nawawalang Soundtrack” Vinyl Record

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“The Heads Set” Eraserheads Boxed Set

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“Not By The Book” by Tippi Ocampo

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“Effect Desired: None” Imago Album

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Wedding Essentials Magazine

Philippine Forest Blooms Jewelry Collection

Philippine Forest Blooms Jewelry Collection

Philippine Forest Blooms Jewelry Collection: A Collaboration with Blue Flame Handcrafted

#ForestBloomsPh Jewelry Collection
Philippine Native Trees Jewelry Collection
Philippine Native Trees Jewelry Collection
Philippine Native Trees Jewelry Collection
Philippine Native Trees Jewelry Collection
Philippine Native Trees Jewelry Collection
Philippine Native Trees Jewelry Collection
Philippine Native Trees Jewelry Collection
Philippine Forest Blooms Jewelry Collection logo

The Philippine Forest Blooms Jewelry Collection is a project with metalsmith Janette de Veyra of Blue Flame Handcrafted . For this collaboration, I made vector graphic illustrations of flowers from Philippine native trees such as Banaba, Katmon, Ilang-Ilang, Malabulak, and Siar which Janette etched on brass jewelry. Each delicate piece is made by hand from start to finish and due to this meticulous process, we could only release a few pieces for each design for the initial batch, with no piece looking exactly alike.

The initial batch composed of 33 pieces was produced through Forest Foundation Philippines‘ support and got sold in just two days. We were then able to quickly transmit 50% of the proceeds from this batch ~ which amounted to P25,000 ~ to Philippine Parks & Biodiversity‘s Support-a-Ranger Program to aid the operations and patrolling of underequipped Ipo Watershed forest guards (read more about the program and also donate to the guards directly here.)

* #ForestBloomsPh Jewelry can be pre-ordered through this Google Form. 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 Blue Flame Handcrafted.

Philippine Native Produce Market Tote

Philippine Native Produce Market Tote

Philippine Forest Blooms Jewelry Collection

Philippine Forest Blooms Jewelry Collection

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Forest Reflections Nature Appreciation Journal

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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

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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

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Philippine Forest Blooms Native Flowering Trees Planner

“Bahay Kubo” for Go Lokal

“Bahay Kubo” for Go Lokal

“Garden Bloom” Embroidered Pen Capsule for Filed!

“Garden Bloom” Embroidered Pen Capsule for Filed!

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Pinoy Pop Culture Postcards

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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

“Ang Nawawalang Soundtrack” Vinyl Record

“Ang Nawawalang Soundtrack” Vinyl Record

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“The Heads Set” Eraserheads Boxed Set

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“Not By The Book” by Tippi Ocampo

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“Effect Desired: None” Imago Album

Wedding Essentials Magazine

Wedding Essentials Magazine

Forest Reflections Nature Appreciation Journal

Forest Reflections Nature Appreciation Journal

Forest Reflections Nature Appreciation Journal

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

Philippine Native Produce Market Tote

Philippine Forest Blooms Jewelry Collection

Philippine Forest Blooms Jewelry Collection

Forest Reflections Nature Appreciation Journal

Forest Reflections Nature Appreciation Journal

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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

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

Philippine Forest Blooms Native Flowering Trees Planner

“Bahay Kubo” for Go Lokal

“Bahay Kubo” for Go Lokal

“Garden Bloom” Embroidered Pen Capsule for Filed!

“Garden Bloom” Embroidered Pen Capsule for Filed!

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Pinoy Pop Culture Postcards

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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

Eraserheads EP by Esquire Philippines

Eraserheads EP by Esquire Philippines

“Ang Nawawalang Soundtrack” Vinyl Record

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“The Heads Set” Eraserheads Boxed Set

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“Not By The Book” by Tippi Ocampo

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“Effect Desired: None” Imago Album

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Wedding Essentials Magazine

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Sekaya 2020 Prescribing Nature Gift Packs

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Pinoy pop culture postcards
Pinoy pop culture postcards
Pinoy pop culture postcards
Pinoy pop culture postcards
Ang Nawawala art print

I was tapped by Synnovate Pharma, the natural products company of Unilab, Inc. to design the packaging for their 2020 Sekaya Prescribing Nature Gift Packs. A purchase of a gift pack enables the planting of Philippine native trees – Benguet Pine, a mangrove, and a dipterocarp – in partnership with the Cordillera Conservation Trust. For the packaging, I illustrated close-ups of elements of the Benguet Pine (Pinus kesiya), Dagang (Anisoptera aurea), and Gapas-Gapas (Camptostemon philippinense) in pen and ink plus watercolors, and layed them out all over the boxes’ surface. Line drawings of the same elements were used as a background image for the belt which has a placeholder for a Christmas card.

Update (July 2021) – Sekaya was able to donate 5,190 endemic seedlings for the reforestation in Cordillera from the sales of the gift packs! Big thanks to everyone who supported the project. 🙂

Philippine Native Produce Market Tote

Philippine Native Produce Market Tote

Philippine Forest Blooms Jewelry Collection

Philippine Forest Blooms Jewelry Collection

Forest Reflections Nature Appreciation Journal

Forest Reflections Nature Appreciation Journal

Sekaya 2020 Prescribing Nature Gift Packs

Sekaya 2020 Prescribing Nature Gift Packs

Tanim: A Filipino Botanical Oracle Deck

Tanim: A Filipino Botanical Oracle Deck

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

Philippine Forest Blooms Native Flowering Trees Planner

“Bahay Kubo” for Go Lokal

“Bahay Kubo” for Go Lokal

“Garden Bloom” Embroidered Pen Capsule for Filed!

“Garden Bloom” Embroidered Pen Capsule for Filed!

Pinoy Pop Culture Postcards

Pinoy Pop Culture Postcards

Pinoy Food, Fruits, Flowers & Birds Stickers

Pinoy Food, Fruits, Flowers & Birds Stickers

Philippine Flora & Fauna Notebooks

Philippine Flora & Fauna Notebooks

Giraffe and Zebra Tees for Googoo&Gaga

Giraffe and Zebra Tees for Googoo&Gaga

Eraserheads EP by Esquire Philippines

Eraserheads EP by Esquire Philippines

“Ang Nawawalang Soundtrack” Vinyl Record

“Ang Nawawalang Soundtrack” Vinyl Record

“The Heads Set” Eraserheads Boxed Set

“The Heads Set” Eraserheads Boxed Set

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“Not By The Book” by Tippi Ocampo

“Effect Desired: None” Imago Album

“Effect Desired: None” Imago Album

Wedding Essentials Magazine

Wedding Essentials Magazine

Tanim: A Filipino Botanical Oracle Deck

Tanim: A Filipino Botanical Oracle Deck

Tanim: A Filipino Botanical Oracle Deck

Tippi Ocampo fashion design book

A collaborative project with writer Chinggay Labrador of Practical Magic, the Tanim Filipino Botanical Oracle Deck features 40 cards printed with watercolor illustrations of Philippine native shrubs, vines, trees, and fruits, along with Tagalog and English guide words that invite the user to carve out a mindfulness practice as they get clear and concise action points with every pull — at the same time immersing themselves in Filipino flora.

The decks, offered with matching rolls of washi tape in a special launch set were announced in September 2020, and got completely sold out three days later.

More information on the cards are on the Practical Magic website.

Many thanks to Chinggay Labrador for the trust, and Pierra and Toto Labrador of LabTeamPh for the product shots on this page.

Philippine Native Produce Market Tote

Philippine Native Produce Market Tote

Philippine Forest Blooms Jewelry Collection

Philippine Forest Blooms Jewelry Collection

Forest Reflections Nature Appreciation Journal

Forest Reflections Nature Appreciation Journal

Sekaya 2020 Prescribing Nature Gift Packs

Sekaya 2020 Prescribing Nature Gift Packs

Tanim: A Filipino Botanical Oracle Deck

Tanim: A Filipino Botanical Oracle Deck

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

Philippine Forest Blooms Native Flowering Trees Planner

“Bahay Kubo” for Go Lokal

“Bahay Kubo” for Go Lokal

“Garden Bloom” Embroidered Pen Capsule for Filed!

“Garden Bloom” Embroidered Pen Capsule for Filed!

Pinoy Pop Culture Postcards

Pinoy Pop Culture Postcards

Pinoy Food, Fruits, Flowers & Birds Stickers

Pinoy Food, Fruits, Flowers & Birds Stickers

Philippine Flora & Fauna Notebooks

Philippine Flora & Fauna Notebooks

Giraffe and Zebra Tees for Googoo&Gaga

Giraffe and Zebra Tees for Googoo&Gaga

Eraserheads EP by Esquire Philippines

Eraserheads EP by Esquire Philippines

“Ang Nawawalang Soundtrack” Vinyl Record

“Ang Nawawalang Soundtrack” Vinyl Record

“The Heads Set” Eraserheads Boxed Set

“The Heads Set” Eraserheads Boxed Set

“Not By The Book” by Tippi Ocampo

“Not By The Book” by Tippi Ocampo

“Effect Desired: None” Imago Album

“Effect Desired: None” Imago Album

Wedding Essentials Magazine

Wedding Essentials Magazine

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