Giving gifts that give back | Lifestyle.INQ

OCTOBER 27, 2022

HAND-PAINTED T’boli breakfast pillow

GIFTS and Graces believes in the power of social entrepreneurship as a means to overcome poverty. Empowered to earn an income by producing quality handcrafted items, individuals and communities achieve a dignified standard of living, gain pride and become self-reliant members of society. By buying their products, you give them a hand up.


When you buy presents this Christmas, consider products that not only bring joy to the receiver, but also provide decent living for those who lovingly made them.


T’boli clutch

Made from excess fabrics and woven by the mothers of Lingap from Biñan, Laguna. Accent brass is made by die-cast brass by the T’boli tribe of Lake Sebu, South Cotabato.



Also made from woven excess fabrics by the mothers of Biñan, Laguna, but with a little modern X accent from die-cast brass by the T’boli tribe of South Cotabato.


T’boli bell charm

Brass bell are all made from die-cast brass by the very creative T’boli tribe of Lake Sebu, South Cotabato, while bead string accent was strung by individuals with special needs from the Learning Center in Parañaque. Each bell is placed in a special box also made by a small entrepreneur from Cavite.


T’boli dinner bell


Each brass bell represents the musically gifted T’boli tribe of South Cotabato holding a musical instrument. Bell is made from die-cast upcycled brass using the beeswax mould.


Hand-painted shell

breakfast pillow


This pillow is truly unique because it’s all painstakingly hand-painted by an artist from Pandacan, Manila. Backing is made from woven buri banig from Sorsogon and sewn together by a women’s cooperative in Mandaluyong.


Li tassel


Bling in a jiffy, these handsome tassels, made from excess t-shirt fabrics, while the pendants are made from old newspapers by a community in Pandacan, Manila.


Ivi Avellana-Cosio brass mugs

This collection is a collaboration between multimedia artist Ivi Avellana-Cosio and the T’boli tribe of South Cotabato.


For inquiries, call Gifts and Graces Fair Trade Foundation Inc. at G/F Unit 131 Mile Long Building, Amorsolo Street, Makati City; tel. no. 7592525,

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