2nd AHPADA Expo

Friday, November 13, 2009

I was privileged to attend the exhibit of the 2nd ASEAN Handicrafts Promotion and Development Associations (AHPADA) last month. The exhibit was organized in celebration of the United Nation's declaration of 2009 as the International Year of Natural Fibers. The picture above is a glamourous hat made of natural fibers.

This is the booth of the Philippines. Many fantastic handicrafts made of natural fibers were on display. Other countries which participated were Malaysia, Indonesia, Cambodia, Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia, Japan, and South Korea.

These mannequins are also made of natural fibers specifically abaca and bamboo.

The Philippines is blessed with many natural fibers such as abaca, pineapple, coconut coir, ramie, and bamboo. These plants can be developed to become big industries for the benefit of farmers, traders, designers, and manufacturers. I was hoping to find products made from water hyacinths and saluyot but there were none. Perhaps the organizers will include these two fibers next time.


Life Moto November 13, 2009 at 12:47 PM  

Philippines is truly creative and innovative when it come to handcraft. I hope that through this exhibition we could capture a wider world market.

Here is Saudi some of the giant furniture company import their products from our country. But sad to hear that they labeled it w/ MADE IN USA.

BTW thanks for dropping by. hope to see you around.

SCOFIELD JR. November 13, 2009 at 2:41 PM  

where this exhibit held?

yes indeed filipinos are blessed with talent such as creativity & innovativeness.regarding with that saluyot, di ba vegetable yun...

thanks for dropping by at my abode.

Glampinoy November 14, 2009 at 8:37 AM  

To Rommel, Thanks for being the first follower of this new blogsit.

To Life Moto, Thank you for the comment. Nakakalungkot nga kung ganoon. I met an inventor who told me many of our Filipino inventions are being copied by foreigners.

To Scofield, Jr., The exhibit was held here in Manila at Phil. Trade Training Center (PTTC). Thanks ha for visiting.

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