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IT WAS an afternoon of arts and culture when Assumption Iloilo Educational Foundation, Inc. (AIEFI) and Assumption Iloilo hosted a glitzy afternoon tea party at the Courtyard by Marriott’s  Jaro Ballroom for the launching of TAHUM: A Pop Up Festival, the first and the biggest curated event in promoting local artisans and their products.

Catch this much-awaited cultural flare, which will highlight exhibitors from Manila, Cebu, Bacolod, Antique, Capiz and Iloilo who will display world class products from food, fashion, jewelries and accessories, home decors, handloom and handpainted local fabrics, and pasalubong items.

TAHUM kicks off tomorrow, Feb. 22-24, 2019 at the Iloilo Business Park Showroom in Mandurriao, Iloilo City.

Tahum will feature food creations by Chef Pauline Gorriceta Banusing, Groceteria by Dova, Ereñeta-Manaloto Chorizo de Bacolod, Kusina Estrella’s Bagoong and Empanada, Panaderia de Molo, Felicia’s Pastry Shop, Tibong Jardeleza, Mumshie, T-Flavors, Jarvia Foods, Virgies, San Buena Farm, and Chaitentic.

In lifestyle, one can pick from brands such as Loot, Apple Baubles, Marie – the modern Filipina, Balance Earth Friendly Lifestyle, GICRAFTS, The Write Type, The Treasure Maker, Campos Jewelry, and Color Propaganda.

Fashion fanatics will have a gleaming choice from the works of Rajo Laurel, Jun Escarion, Marco Custodio, Arnel Papa, Joseph Aloysius Montelibano, Camiña Balay nga Bato, Earl Gariando, Wolfe and Hunter, Beatriz Accessories, Jor-El Espina, FiliNeo by Nono Palmos, Adante Leyesa, Zarah Juan, United Capizeños Foundation Inc., Costurero Studio, Ines Moda Infantil, Rei Escario, Tickled Tripper, Kiculo, and Vitrucio.

Jewelry brands by Martina Bespoke, BJ Chavez Jewelry, RSE Contemporary Jewelry, and Tawhai Studio collections are also part of the event.

Handmade Gallery, Milvidas, Ingrid candles, Creative Definitions, Pinearts Crafts, Bonami, Junk Not Handicrafts, Komoda & Accents, Hacienda Crafts, Whimsy by Silay Export Inc. home decors and furnishings will be also featured.

This noble project spearheaded by Assumption alumna Marjorie Florete and her creative team will help students get a full 6-year scholarship in Assumption as proceeds from Tahum will go to Assumption Iloilo Educational Foundation’s “Gifts That Give Back campaign” which involves giving scholars the gift of Assumption education, improving school facilities, and faculty development.

So dahlings, you don’t have to travel far to purchase signature local must –haves. Just be at the Iloilo Business Showroom starting tomorrow until Saturday.

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