Thursday, September 17, 2015

Unity in Diversity

The 30th Negros Trade Fair has gone a long way from its 1985 inception. During the first trade fair, there were a smaller number of participants with a product line of indigenous handicrafts, baskets and woodcrafts with a smattering of foodstuffs. It was the beachhead needed so further expand and increase the participation of the people of Negros in the trade fair.

The resources and raw materials that were utilized were as diverse as the products. From using weeds, bamboos, wood, twigs, rattan, sea shells, glass, fruits and spices. The end result is a plethora of goods that represents the culture of Negros and its people. The offerings ranged from handwoven baskets, bags, capiz serving trays, furniture, lighting fixtures, barongs, fashion accessories, innumerable food items and even solar panels.

The 30th Negros Trade Fair showcases the creativity and ingenuity of the people of Negros. Having adapted its products according to the changing dynamics of the market, the inventiveness of the people has come to the fore. This trade fair is a testament to inclusiveness wherein such diverse  products are all found under one roof that were crafted and made by the people of Negros. That is Unity in Diversity.

The 30th Negros Trade Fair is from September 16 to September 20, 2015 at the Glorietta Activity Center.

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The Negros Trade Fair is the longest running provincial trade fair in the Philippines held annually in Metro Manila since 1985.

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