Monica Pulvera, a woman artisan from Island Girl, inspects a bag before its delivery to Kultura. Business partnerships like that of Island Girl and Kultura have provided a source of livelihood for women artisans all over the country. PHOTO COURTESY OF JANICE CHUA

For overseas Filipino workers, immigrants and tourists looking for souvenirs to take with them and remind them of the Philippines, Kultura is a treasure trove of all things uniquely Filipino.

They enter the shops fascinated with the wide range of artisan products before them: mother of pearl earrings, Barong Tagalog and Saya, dried mangoes, interesting condiments, bags made from indigenous fabrics, native ornaments, miniature jeepneys, magnets and keychains, and shirts that scream “I love the Philippines!”

More than just being reminders of the Philippines and its more than 7,000 islands, Kultura’s products are also proof of Filipino artistry and are a testament to business inclusivity.

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