DESIGNING FOR 26TH NEGROS TRADE FAIR
There are some arguments as to who should be called “designer” and who should be called simply “stylist”. Titles are never an issue to me. I design because I love it, and my passion to create one will continue as a form of self expression and more so when there are people who continues patronize my creations.
One thing that stimulates my creative mood right now, or should I say “my trip” is the upcoming 26th Negros Trade Fair (the longest provincial Trade Show in the Philippines) which is set on September 28-October 2, 2011 at Rockwell Power Plant Mall, Makati City . The fair is organized by the Association of Negros Producers (ANP) which aims to showcase the best creative output of Negrense producers – models of productivity, industry and ingenuity.
Along with the Negros Trade Fair is The Bulawan Awards, a design competition recognizing the ingenuity, creativity, industry and commitment of the Negrense producer. It intends to inspire manufacturers to create products that can enter the highly competitive domestic and international market. This years challenge for us is the use of bamboo for our furnitures ,gifts/ housewares products , and fashion products; use of coffee for the food products ;and moringa for natural and organic products.
Judging of entries will be on August 2011 and all products will be displayed at the Negros Showroom and of course during the 26th Negros Trade Fair on September 28-October 2, 2011 at Rockwell tent, Makati City.