Support Forest Products and Services
Support forest-dependent communities by purchasing these sustainably-sourced, locally-made products, and availing these services from our grantees and partners.
Products from Sierra Madre
Ginger Products by the Empowered Laiban Community Producers Cooperative
Enjoy the immune-boosting properties of ginger with these products by the Empowered Laiban Community Producers Cooperative in Tanay, Rizal. A partner enterprise of Miriam College – Environmental Studies Institute, the co-op launched several products made from ginger, including jelly,candy, tea powder, and chips.
Support the Laiban Community and purchase their goods through their Facebook Page.
Quirino Mountain Blend by the Mataga-ay Coffee Growers Producers Cooperative
This coffee is harvested and processed sustainably by the Mataga-ay Coffee Growers Producers Cooperative in Jose Ancheta, Maddella, Quirino.
Support this co-op’s efforts to protect and conserve their local forests by buying their coffee beans through their Facebook Page.
Sabutan Souvenir Items by the Dimasalang Egongot Tribe Farmers and Weavers Association
These functional bags, pouches, fans, and footwear are meticulously hand-woven with sabutan straws and fibers by members of the Dimasalang Egongot Tribe Farmers and Weavers Association (DEFTAWAI), an indigenous peoples community-based organization that serves as forest guardians of the Dimasalang Ancestral Domain in Maria Aurora, Aurora. The planting of sabutan (Pandanos sabotan) seeks to revitalize the weakening mat weaving industry in the community.
Support DEFTAWAI by purchasing their sabutan products through their Facebook Page, or at their pasalubong centers in Baler and Aurora.
Products from Palawan
Pandan Handicrafts by Seked Weavers
Seked Weavers’ pandan handicrafts are made by women from the Tagbanwa tribe in North Palawan. Known as one of the oldest ethnic groups in the Philippines, the Tagbanwa are also renowned for their pandan weaving tradition. Seked means “to tie, to link or to connect” in Tagbanwa. It represents the initiatives of indigenous women weavers in integrating sustainable climate resilient ecosystem-based livelihoods, environmental protection and disaster risk reduction.
Support the women of the Tagbanwa tribe by inquiring about their products via email ([email protected]) and SMS (Lita Quijano – 09350364315 and Liezel Bering – 09658571174).
Virgin Coconut Oil by Brooke’s Point Coco Products Producers Cooperative
Enjoy the health benefits of quality virgin coconut oil (VCO) with this product by the Brooke’s Point Coco Products Producers Cooperative (BPCPPC), a community-based social enterprise that provides sustainable livelihood to the farmers of the indigenous Pala’wan tribe. In partnership with Bayan Academy, BPCPPC produces and manufactures VCO and other coconut-derived products.
Support BPCPPC by purchasing their VCO at Wild Bounty’s online shop.
Wild Honey by Nagkakaisang Tribu ng Palawan
In partnership with Bayan Academy, the Nagkakaisang Tribu ng Palawan (NATRIPAL), an indigenous peoples organization federated by 63 local associations spread across the island of Palawan, works with indigenous communities towards the recognition of their rights, natural resource management, and establishment of sustainable livelihood enterprises. This wild Apis dorsata honey is one of their high-quality products.
Support indigenous communities in Palawan by purchasing this honey at Wild Bounty’s online shop.
Products from Samar and Leyte
Woven Banig by Old San Agustin Tikog Workers Association
These vibrant handwoven mats are made by the women of the Old San Agustin Tikog Workers Association (OSATWA). Aside from generating their own source of income, these 34 women weavers and embroiderers in Basey, Samar preserve the traditional methods of weaving and elevate the status of their craft in their municipality, while also conserving the environment by using sustainable materials.
Support the women of OSATWA by purchasing a banig at Woven.ph.
Products from Bukidnon and Misamis Oriental
Citronella Oil by Mat-i Man-ibay Civoleg Langguyod Higaonon Tribal Community
This fragrant oil by the Mat-i Man-ibay Civoleg Langguyod Higaonon Tribal Community (MAMACILA) in Sitio Civoleg, Barangay Lunotan, Gingoog City serves as a mosquito repellant, while also providing a calming scent.
Kape Hu Mapayag Coffee by Kitanglad Guard Volunteers
Fresh from Mt. Kitanglad in Bukidnon, this coffee is made by Kitanglad Guard Volunteers, an association of 28 villages at the foot of Mt. Kitanglad who protect the mountain range, in partnership with the Philippine Coffee Alliance.
Show your support for our forest guards by purchasing Kape Hu Mapayag Coffee from this Facebook Page.
Langka Jam and Guava Jam by Tagmaray Kalipay San Luis Mabuhay
These delicious fruit jams by the Tagmaray Kalipay San Luis Mabuhay (TAKASAMA) in Sitio Tagmaray, Barangay San Luis, Malitbog, are the perfect bread spreads!
Turmeric Tea and Coffee by Itoy Amosig Higaonon Tribal Community
Both these products by the Itoy Amosig Higaonon Tribal Community (IAHTCO) in Sitio Kaguhaman, Barangay San Luis, Malitbog can give the many health benefits provided by turmeric.
Products from National
Freezing System by Palamigan Co.
Palamigan Co. developed a sustainable freezing system for small-scale fishermen. The machine uses the brine immersion cooling technique to create a miniature ice plant.
Support Palamigan Co. and learn more about their efforts to provide access to livelihoods by visiting their Facebook page.
Various Forest Products by Roots Collective
Roots Collective, a group of young entrepreneurs who help develop communities and social enterprises, showcases a variety of local products on their website. These products include home items, stationery, books, bags, personal care items, and many more.
Support them and the communities/enterprises they aid by buying products from their online store.