MUNI has been one of the organizations I have been interested in, ever since I started blogging. Their mantra of conscious consumption and mindful living is an anti-thesis to the rampant consumerism in recent years.
The organization promotes this mantra, and an overall pro-environment theme, in their events like bazaars and meetups. Held last April 8 and 9 of this year, MUNI Market Day 2017 gathers home-grown purveyors that promote a reduced-carbon-footprint lifestyle and encourage mindful living. The bazaar also serves as an avenue for these purveyors to showcase their offerings to the general public.
This is officially my third time to attend MUNI Market Day (with CJ) at Capitol Commons in Pasig City, having attended the 2015 iteration and the previous year’s engagement. I wasn’t able to blog about the 2016 edition, so let me make up for it through this post.
Just like the usual MUNI Market Days – there were sellers, performances, and MUNI Meetup talks (which I was unable to attend). Below are some of MUNI Market Day‘s mindful merchants who were present during the event:
Risque Designs puts a touch of Filipino culture and native textiles in every customized pair of shoes.
Obrano incorporates native weaves in its utilitarian leather pieces.
Gouache offers waxed canvas bags that can withstand the elements for the urban traveler.
The Manila Collectible Co. showcases the best of Philippine culture from all around the country.
Jertie’s Kitchen whips us yummy desserts with a healthy twist using organic, all-natural, and vegan ingredients.
And of course, we have food. Contrary to popular belief, healthy food need not be bland and tasteless. Who would have thought that delectable dishes that care for both your body and the environment are available at the MUNI Market Day?
Not really much highlights, but here are some other shots:
And this concludes my post about MUNI Market Day 2017. I know I’m not qualified to be an intern anymore (as I’m too old), but I’ll surely continue supporting MUNI’s future endeavors in one way or another.
If you ask me, two fantastic ways to support businesses that adhere to MUNI’s mantra would be to patronize their products and promote them in an ethical manner. I’m looking forward to attend next year’s iteration – and hopefully attend one of the plenary talks.