In the Philippines these days, there’s no longer a need to go abroad just to buy your favorite imported goods. Almost every big-name international brand has a presence in Manila, which makes it easy to procure your favorite beauty products, clothing, and even groceries.
International brand-name goods tend to dominate the grocery aisles and shopping malls these days, easily overshadowing our own brands; but it’s the Filipino merchants and entrepreneurs who have truly carved a space for themselves in the market over the last few years. Filipinos are naturally innovative and entrepreneurial, and several different hundred world-class local businesses have popped up over the last few years as an answer to a problem that international brands can’t solve. Karton.ph works with a curated group of Filipino merchants who display all the best of local ingenuity in each of their products.
We support the Filipino merchant, and think that you should too. Here’s why you should be supporting your local merchants:
These are things that we hope you think about the next time you’re making a decision about where to spend your money. Going local is always the better choice.