Travel Finds Joins 98B’s Saturday Future Market in Escolta

Travel Finds Shop at Escolta IMG_4394

Escolta is gradually becoming the thing for artists and crafters. Much thanks to 98B‘s efforts to revive what once was a vibrant Escolta Street of the 1900s.

98B Saturday Future Market at Escolta

98B Saturday Future Market at Escolta

Cheng taking home Jcaf La Dame Rouge Art Bag

Cheng taking home Jcaf La Dame Rouge Art Bag

98B's Apao (?) taking home our handcrafted dreamcatcher

98B’s Apao (we hope we got your name right?) taking home our handcrafted dreamcatcher

Our interview with VJ Josh Padilla of the MTV Pinoy team

Our interview with VJ Josh Padilla of the MTV Pinoy team

Some parkour performance spearheaded by Clint Catalan of Clintworms

Some festivity and parkour performance spearheaded by Clint Catalan of Clintworms

Travel Finds Sharpie Travel Statement Totes

Travel Finds Sharpie Travel Statement Totes

Saturday Future Market at First United Building in Escolta

Saturday Future Market at First United Building in Escolta

Some arts and crafts enthusiasts flock in and feasted on Instagram-worthy photos from the fair

Some arts and crafts enthusiasts flock in and feasted on Instagram-worthy photos from the fair

Travel Finds Shop and Handmade Home's booth set-up

Travel Finds Shop and Handmade Home‘s booth set-up

The First United Building before the beauftiful, infectious storm

The First United Building before the beautiful, infectious storm

Last Saturday, April 26, we were fortunate enough to be chosen to participate in the Saturday Future Market and be in the company of fellow creative entrepreneurs. We sold the handmade line of Travel Finds Shop (accessories, Sharpie travel statement totes, and Jcaf Art Bags).

The passion of the artists was so palpable you just want to keep creating!

An article once mentioned that handmades = time + labor + creativity + raw materials. If we base the pricing on this formula, we might not be able to sell at all. Boy are TIME and labor and creativity super pricey especially in this fast-paced economy.

We put in HOURS of back-aching, hand-stiffening work to create something that we want to share to the world. As wise men say, keep creating for the soul.

Create, we did!

If you are into arts, crafts, or entrepreneurship, we say take the plunge and try joining creative fairs like 98B’s Future Market. Not only do you get the chance to earn on the side, more importantly, you get to meet fellow creatives, talk about same passions, network, make new friends (hi Marvs of Habil Crafts!), and possibly collaborate on future projects (Follow Handmade Home‘s Facebook page for crocheted home items and accessories! :])!

If you are interested to join next month’s Saturday Future Market, follow 98B Collaboratory’s Facebook page for updates and instructions.

As Marv’s shirt of Habil Crafts said, “Makers gonna make”. Keep making! Keep creating!

-TFS