Back in the day, we Filipinos would be thrilled to have access to imported goods or be gifted with pasalubong from other countries. It was considered a status symbol to eat food that was made in other countries. It was exciting… until research surfaced with evidence that we weren’t actually doing our bodies good.
Today, we know that the benefits of eating local food goes beyond our health: it helps the environment, and it helps the economy too!
Here at Karton, supporting local merchants is our priority. Here’s why:
From Coffee To Soap
We are proud to partner with merchants to locally source all ingredients, right here in the Philippines. Our coffee merchants such as Figures of Beans source their beans in the Cordillera and Batangas provinces, which are known for their distinct coffee flavor and aroma. Native Gourmet’s bottled fish delicacies are a classic breakfast favorite; each bottle filled with all-meat fish parts that have been freshly harvested in Dagupan City. Kala Milk Soaps are made from locally-sourced carabao’s milk combind with other skin-friendly ingredients. Auro Chocolate sources their cacao from Davao to create full-bodied chocolate flavors.
These are just some of the many quality local merchants that we work with in Karton. Do the economy, environment, and your body a favor today by shopping local!