THE pandemic did not stop many artisans and creatives to pursue their passion and rise above the challenges. Instead, they saw endless opportunities.
Just like NiñOFRANCO creative director Wilson Limon. He shared his #MaskofHope project that was launched last year at the height of the crisis helped his business and most especially their partner communities.
NiñOFRANCO is known for incorporating traditional craftsmanship from Indigenous People communities into contemporary pieces.
“Our #MaskofHope project was the highlight and what made us push through, and we cannot thank our customers enough for believing in this project we are so proud of.
We'd also like to thank the Canadian Embassy and their Philippine counterpart for recognizing the art and talents of our partner communities and introducing #MaskofHope to their stakeholders,” he said during the opening of his new studio on April 28 at 479B Tiongko Compound, Genral Luna St., Davao City.
NiñOFRANCO keeps on innovating and growing. This 2021, Limon unveiled his two new lines - NIñOFRANCO HOME and Vesta by NIñOFRANCO.
Under NIñOFRANCO HOME, Limon said, they are producing Solihiya Baskets and Trays.
“These are home must-haves. For now, we have baskets and trays but we are launching more soon,” the young creative director said.
For Vesta, Limon shared that these are hand-poured soy candle that comes in 100 and 200 grams bottles.
It has scents of Clean Cotton, Sea Breeze, Fresh Bamboo, Coffee Bean, Green Tea, Oakmoss and Amber, Black Sea, Lavender, Himalayan Bamboo, Mint Mojito.
“Two new ventures proud of local artisanal craftsmanship. Two new ventures of pure passion and inspiration,” he said.
Check NIñOFRANCO’s products, visit their website at ninofrancoph.com/