Thanks to these stores, independent artists and makers now have an avenue to sell their homegrown goods and a venue to share their craft expertise through the different workshops scheduled all year round.
- Common Room PH
325 dela Rosa St., Katipunan Ave., Quezon City and Power Plant Mall, Makati City
Plus points for: pioneering the concept of a store where makers and artists gather to sell their products; having two branches (yay!); and its inspiring and creative interiors.
- The Craft Central
Greenbelt 5, Makati City
Plus points for: its accessible and convenient location; its variety of options (it has more than 70 featured brands); and having a big enough space for local art enthusiasts
- Hello MNL
864 Moret St., Manila
Plus points for: being an all-Filipino brand store, being the first of its kind in the University belt, and taking a chance on up-and-coming artists.
- Hey Kessy Shop
U.P. Town Center, Katipunan Avenue, Quezon City
Plus points for: its mix of local and hard-to-find foreign brands; selling not just art materials, but also artwork; and its wide selection of washi tape designs—some even in collaboration with local artists!
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