Globe Business’ Gift Local puts MSMEs to the spotlight

Buy once, give twice!

Globe Telecom’s (Globe) Globe Business brings the Gift Local on its fifth year that aims to support MSMEs such as farmers, local designers, indigenous communities, as well as businesses that follow sustainable practices.

“This year’s campaign aims to bring out the goodness behind each purchase by giving Filipinos the opportunity to choose holiday gifts that give twice the joy — to the recipient and to the local business and community that they benefit,” said KD Dizon, Head of MSME Group, Globe Business.

Some of the businesses and local brands that support and give back to small communities have products such as artisanal chocolates, virgin coconut oils, skincare essentials, handwoven blankets, and towels.

Malagos Chocolate

The most-awarded Filipino tree-to-bar chocolate brand has a wide collection of premium chocolate made from sustainably-farmed cocoa from its Malagos Cacao Development Center. The brand empowers cacao farmers by opening them to opportunities such as including them in production and marketing agreements, teaching them farm and nursery operations, and cacao bean trading.

HTP Basics

The clothing brand is a branch of the local fashion brand HTP Clothing that was launched in 2020. It offers a wide range of classic fashion essentials and strives to help its distributors and resellers start their own business by selling high-quality and affordable basic clothes for everyone.

Looca Skincare

Its products are made from gentle, alcohol- and paraben-free ingredients with its labels to the packaging all made locally. Looca Skincare is also open for resellers and helps them jumpstart their own business as well as its sister brand, HTP Basics.

Greenlife Coconut Products Philippines Inc.

Greenlife showcases a wide variety of premium coconut products for cooking and baking with it being full-blown advocacy in creating jobs for the coconut farmers in the country. This was founded by COCOFED scholar Francisco Rubio and his wife, Emelita that started as a manufacturing enterprise in 2009.

Locano

They have handmade blankets, towels, and table runners made by Filipino artisans. Locano continues to work directly with the finest weavers from Vigan and Santa, Ilocos Sur, and Bangar, La Union ever since its establishment in 2015.

Roots Collective Ph

The enterprise development programs of Roots Collective PH conducts social enterprise funding, rural community training, and inter-enterprise collaborations. What began as a co-working space and boutique café along Katipunan in 2016 is now helping entrepreneurs and startups connect with consumers and advocates. Their shop also has local, social, and sustainable products that are fit for gift-giving.

Among the participating brands from Roots Collective Ph are BalaiKamay, Hineleban Farms, The Bamboo Company, Chocoloco, Creative Definitions, Gouache, HABI Lifestyle, Happy Helpers, Hiraya Chocolates, Jacinto & Lirio, Magwai, Obrano, The Peanut Butter Junkie, Plantsville Health, Reef Picks, The Spark Project/Spark Books, Theo & Philo Chocolates, and Wholly Grain.

Shoppers may visit the Globe Business Gift Local Page https://glbe.co/giftlocal to check out the products from these brands and the communities they support. In addition, a live selling event will be happening on November 28, 2021, at 7 PM on the Globe Business Facebook page.

Globe Business Academy

Globe Business continues to support local entrepreneurs through the Globe Business Academy. Their participation gives them access to business insights, networking opportunities, relevant and practical information, and a chance to meet and interact with fellow MSMEs in different events hosted by Globe Business. To sign up for free, visit https://mybusinessacademy.ph/sign-up/.

In addition to this, Globe Business is also offering MSME owners to switch to Globe Business and keep their number. They can kickstart their business upgrade by getting free Samsung phones for bulk orders, sign up for Globe Business UNLI Fiber Biz Plan 2499, unlimited landline calls to all landline and mobile networks for an additional PHP 59, and M360 solutions.

“As their trusted digital solutions provider, Globe Business is committed to provide local MSMEs relevant and practical digital tools, as well as access to trainings, networking, loyalty programs and services that uplift their businesses and the lives that benefit from their success,” Dizon added.

Nathaniel Trillana
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