Ms. Necitas Villa of Kayvaluganan Handicrafts Association poses with their products at the Manila FAME.

Kayvaluganan Handicrafts Association, an OTOPreneur from the province of Batanes made its way, for the first time, to the 68th edition of Manila FAME International, the country’s premier lifestyle and design event.

This producer of intricately hand-woven products made of nito (slender, climbing fern), is among 13 OTOPreneurs and 360 other enterprises all over the country that joined the event which was held at the World Trade Center Manila on 19-21 October 2018.

The Association that produces visors, hats, bags, fashion fans, baskets and trays among others grossed P17,000.

Manila FAME supports local small and medium enterprises as they present their masterpieces to the global exports market.♦

Date of release: 12 November 2018