HANDCRAFTERS IN THE PHILIPPINES
Your purchase enables marginalized Filipino artisans from the poorest urban and rural communities to become self-reliant through skilled handcrafting by selling their handcrafted products in local and global fair trade markets.
Since 1976, SERRV International has partnered with handcrafters in the Philippines, providing a long-term trading partnership and interest-free advance payment for our orders. Through sales of their products, artisans who rely on handcrafting as their primary source of family income receive a livelihood, training programs, employment opportunities, administrative development skills, and access to international retail buyers. These talented handcrafters use locally available natural fibers—bamboo, rattan, coconut, and other vines and grasses—to create their beautiful, high-quality products.
Handcrafters in the Philippines use several techniques to create their variety of beautiful handcrafts, including basketry, carving, and macramé.