The Negros Trade Fair is proudly the country’s longest-running provincial trade fair held annually in Metro Manila since 1985. Now on its 32nd year, the trade fair will be held on September 27 – October 1, 2017 at the Glorietta Activity Center, Makati City.
This year’s theme is “Food for Thought” and will feature various delicacies and cuisine which have been a big part of the heritage and history of Negrosanons. This is a big opportunity for Negrenses to reunite with friends and family and for visitors to savor the best kept family recipes and comfort food of Negrosanons.
The trade fair also showcases products of the Association of Negros Producers (ANP) such as natural and organic food, garments, fashion accessories, furniture, décor, house ware, agriculture and tourism. Social enterprises have the opportunity to present their products at the fair to support their advocacies and to sustain creativity and provide livelihood for the communities they partner with.
The Negros Trade Fair also celebrates the dynamic partnerships formed over the years among the Association of Negros Producers, Provincial Government of Negros, various non-government organizations, business sectors, sponsors and media partners, together they share the common goal to promote the province and strengthen small and medium enterprises from Negros.
A cocktail reception entitled “Arima!” will be held on September 26, 2017 at 6pm to mark the opening of the event. Bridging the gap between consumer and producer, this year’s theme will highlight the best Negrense chefs and the best locally sourced ingredients.
Here are a list of the exhibitors and their products.
|NAME OF EXHIBITOR||PRODUCTS|
|ADING’S GOURMET TUYO|
With a family recipe handed down from generation to generation, Ading's Gourmet Tuyo is truly a taste of Negros. Enjoy this shredded herring marinated with olives, capers, and garlic vinegar in olive oil on pasta, bread, or rice.
|ART ENERGY||Entertainment Cabinet - 60’s inspired entertainment console|
This company achieves its stand-out designs through the mixed use of ceramics and handmade woven natural fibers such as pandan and nito. Its main product line of houseware consists of items such as hot pads, trivets, placemats, baskets, and containers. Artisana also makes bags in various fashionable designs.
|Napkin holder, salt and pepper shakers, and baskets– material made from Pandan leaves.|
With its line of bottled delicacies such as Chorizo Pudpud, Bangus in Spanish Oil, and many more, Casa Carmela has certainly lived up to its slogan "Bacolod in a bottle." The brand takes pride in its artisanal processes in making its products in small batches. It aims to preserve the heritage of Filipino recipes as well as the distinctive Bacolod flavors. Adding a touch of innovation also brings out the brand's signature twists while also providing job opportunities for locals.
|Smoked Bangus in chili oil, Bangus Spanish Style, Pompano Bacalao ala Vizcaina|
|MASASTE & CHIEV’S|
If you love things that glitter and shine, Chiev's Stones & Crystals will surely catch your eye. Its line of statement jewelry is handmade with gemstones and Swarovski crystals - vibrant, unique, and very chic.
|3 Strands Bracelet, 4 Strands Pearl Necklace|
From crispy Goat's Milk Barquillos to Lenguas de Gato, Clara's is a go-to for special treats to take home to your loved ones. Clara’s holds the title of being the first to come up with flavored barquillos.
|Lenguas de Gato, Goats Milk Barquillos, Cajeta Goats Milk, Oats and Cashew Chipper|
|EREÑETA – MANALOTO CHORIZO |
Bacolod's best chorizo which every Negrense family grew up with. Their recado & hamonado, bilog & pudpod chorizos are made from the finest ingredients, no chemical preservatives and naturally smoked so you can savor the authentic taste of Negrense family legacy.
|Best known for their chorizo hamonado (sweet) and recado (salty)!|
|GOLDEN ARTS AND FURNISHINGS |
Art meets functionality with local business Golden Arts and Furnishing. The company produces eye-catching tabletop items such as bowls, vases, trays, placemats, coasters, and its signature folding tables. These artisanal pieces are made with various indigenous materials such as capiz shell, coconut twigs and shells, Chinese bamboo, jungle vines, coconut lumber, banana bark, and cassava stalk. Aside from its visual appeal, its products are also smartly designed with durability in mind.
|Glossy Laminated top with Natural walnut twigs|
|HACIENDA CRAFTS |
Showcasing an impressive collection of Negros Island artistry, Hacienda Crafts features handcrafted masterpieces. Hacienda Crafts is an envirosocial design company that utilizes indigenous and natural materials to craft various furniture and home decoration.
|Imprint Hanging Lamp|
|HANDMADE BY PRINCY |
Handmade by Princy is a local home decor and artwork shop based in Talisay City that sells various fashionable items crafted from indigenous materials.
|Abaca handle Black & White, Abaca handle with beads and sequins, Floral collection paintings, Resin Art with a touch of Nature|
|HAWAIAN PHILIPPINES – COMPANY |
As the oldest operational sugar central in Silay City, Hawaiian-Philippine Company or HPCo is one of the few producers of muscovado sugar left in the world. Muscovado sugar is known to be a healthier alternative to processed or refined sugar, since it retains most vitamins from the sugarcane.
|INES MODA INFANTIL||Smocked Dresses|
|JDL NACHOS |
What sets JDL Nachos Factory apart from other places that serve nachos is that it makes its nacho chips by hand. The chips are made with a secret recipe, and the same goes for their high quality dips.
|Red spicy Nachos, Original Nachos (herbs)|
|KICULO CRAFTS |
Kiculo Crafts showcases tedious craftsmanship and creativity with these fashionable woven bags and clutches.
|Sling Bag, Hand bag, Clutch bag. The bag designs are inspired by Negrense delicacies - Piaya, Barquillos and Empanada|
|MAMABEL’S HOME GARDEN |
Mamabel’s Garden is home to some of the most beautiful plants and flowers and is a source of herbal oils and other organic products specially formulated to soothe your senses and bring physical relief from various ailments.
|Panacea Tea –Tree Oil|
|MARTINEZ ART HAUS |
Bacolod-based artist Rodney Martinez is a pillar in the local art scene having started his craft in the mid 70's which he continues to innovate to this day. His work includes paintings and sculptures inspired by his spirituality and emotions. A highlight of his style would be the use of resin and wood to make his pieces more durable. As a result of his innovations, Martinez has also created a line of decorative and functional pieces for homes.
|Family Plate – decorative hand sculpted artwork|
|MJD HANDICRAFTS |
Get your hands on these creative and colorful crafts and ornaments for your home from MJD Handicrafts.
|Hand Crafted and Painted Leather Wine Holder and Coasters|
Momsie's Enterprises hails from Dumaguete City and their products are not only elegant and classic, but also support the local industry by being 100% handmade products.
|Ceramics with tassel, Wooden beads and findings, Ceramics with tassel, Wooden beads and findings, Ceramics with tassel, Wooden beads and findings|
|NEGROS SILK |
Silk is a popular fabric, known for its luxurious qualities of luster, color, and texture. These qualities are made even more pronounced with the craftsmanship of Negros Silk, as seen in its delicately woven scarves and shawls.
|Cocoon Silk Shawl, Cocoon Silk Shawl|
NOAH or the Negros Oriental Arts and Heritage is a stone craft factory and novelty store in Bacong, Negros Oriental that sells gifts, decor and houseware items crafted from beautiful stones or gems found in the island. NOAH is well-known both locally and internationally for their quality handcrafted products and their ingenuity
NVC’s products are the output of their livelihood programs in various parts of the country. From their Negros artisans who have been lovingly trained to transform tesserae into functional pieces, perfect for every home.
|Round folding table mosaic – table top is made of eggshells, Mother and Child Mosaic art pieces made of eggshells. Mosaic flowers|
|PINGS KNITWEAR |
All their items are handmade. What's great about knitwear is that it's comfy, versatile, and low-maintenance - a must-have for anyone. Ping's Knitwear provides quality and stylish knits that would be perfect for your wardrobe!
|Bikini Set, Bolero – Beige, Blouse Crochet – Light Brown|
|REYCON’S HOUSE OF PIÑA||Fresh Water Pearls, Pina Barong blouse with machine embroidery|
|SATURN ARTS & CRAFTS||Banig bag with leather handles and strap painted with simple eye catching designs. Woven bread baskets made with Pandan leaves|
|SHIENA’S||Pulverized cashew nuts with chocolate chips|
|SILAY EXPORT |
Silay Export, Inc. is a company that produces home accessories, luminaries and handmade paper. “Silay” is a city North of Bacolod City in Negros Occidental. Materials used are cogon grass, natural leaves (like mango and fern), rattan, and resin.
|Rectangular Tray, Wine cooler, bread basket, Cheese tray, Leaf plates (for coffee cups / bowls), Pineapple Ice Bucket|
|SIR JESS||Pinitaw, Danggit, Veggie Noodles, Sinamak, Orega Flakes|
T-Flavors Food Products has been in the food producing and packaging industry since 1991 and is a pioneer in the production and mass selling of pickled vegetables and other salted products throughout Negros.
|Sweet Pepper Pickle, Quail Egg Pickle|
|TRIBAL MIRACLE OIL |
Even with the advancement in modern medicine, natural remedies are still sought after for their various health benefits. Tribal Miracle Oil offers herbal products created by the company in cooperation with their Ata Negritos herbalists and partners in order to ensure the most effective and quality oils for customers.
|Body Oil – Anti - aging and skin moisturizer, Himag Oil, Body Scrubs – Rejuvenates the Skin Naturally, Acne Vulgaris Natural Herb – For all facial problems|
Nature has always been an essential part of the country's heritage and is honored greatly in Filipino craftsmanship. Tumandok Crafts Industries is driven with this inspiration as it creates unique products made of bamboo, nito vine, banana bark, and more.
|Wall décor – Mother and Child, Center of light mirror frame – Golden coco twig|
|VIRGIES||Argellanas, Mini Galletas, Mini Piaya Plain|
|YSSA’S CRAFTS |
The slumped bottles by Yssa’s Crafts come in various forms for various functions. Large flattened ones make unusual cheeseboards, or printed with uplifting biblical quotes. Smaller bottles become candle holders, vases, and, of course, the chimes. One may order the standard designs of the producer and also commission for a particular look for the bottles and ceramics.
|Glass lamp shade, Bottle Chimes, - These bottles were small, brown medicine bottles that were flattened and strung together to make up a chime.|
Part of their proceeds benefit a Gawad Kalinga community in San Carlos, Negros Occidental, Domesticity is a local manufacturing company that produces functional decorative items such as tabletop decor, homeware and many other home improvement items all while bearing the social responsibility to create a better world for Gawad Kalinga community in San Carlos City.
|The Fantine Appetizer Tray, Cosette Ceramic Bowl|
A rising name, both locally and internationally, Felicia's special cakes, baked treats and pastries are an absolute necessity for any sweet tooth.
|Felicia’s Ensaymada – a crowd favorite during every Negros Trade Fair.|