What we do

Makabayan translates to “patriotic” in Filipino. We believe one of the ways to support the Philippines is to buy from small communities hard hit economically by the pandemic-related lockdowns and travel bans. We aim to support the livelihood of local artisans, hand-weavers, sewers, embroiderers, especially those that traditionally rely on tourism outside of the capital.

Makabayan UK features Philippine-made products that reflect the Filipino heritage and in doing so, we hope to help preserve age old traditions such as indigenous hand weaving and embroidery.

Part of our profits supports our charity work helping people affected by the pandemic or the typhoons.