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“..If we can come together to find ways to live with increasing mindfulness and compassion, wouldn’t that ultimately make for a more livable world to be in?”
—Jen Horn, founder and CEO of MUNI
From the Filipino word “muni-muni,” which means to think, ponder, muse, or reflect, MUNI started in 2013 as a community of Cultural Creatives who aim to engage individuals to contemplate, converse, and collaborate to help create more good and less harm to themselves, the society, and the planet. One of the ways to do this is through their community event: the MUNI Market, which runs from April 8 to 9, 2017 at Capitol Commons Park in Pasig City,
Since the first MUNI Market in 2014, the goal has always been to create an enriching experience for participants to learn and connect with a diverse, multi-disciplinary community.
United by a collective goal to creatively and pro-actively work towards creating more meaningful impact in our communities and the planet, MUNI has become more than an avenue for selling healthy, local, and eco-friendly products. Apart from the outdoor market, this year’s event also has learning events like the MUNI Meetups, hands-on workshops, merchant interviews, and musical performances.
This year’s MUNI Market also boasts of an esteemed lineup of speakers and panelists representing various sectors, industries, and generations for a series of MUNI Meetups and workshops. Check out the list of learning events you can sign up for below:
- Reimagining Local Fashion (April 8, 11:00AM-12:30PM)
- Communicating Your Cause (April 8, 1:30-3:00PM)
- Beating Manila Traffic (April 8, 4:00-5:30PM)
- Feeding the Food Revolution (April 9, 1:00-2:30PM)
- Responsible Travel (April 9, 3:30-5:00PM)
- Zero Waste Living (April 9, 6:00-7:30PM)
These MUNI Meetups will be held at the 2nd floor of Estancia Mall. Tickets are at Php250 online (Php350 at the door), inclusive of brewed coffee, a Php50 voucher shoppers can use with participating merchants at the market, and a raffle entry to win products from partner merchants.
Some of these merchants are Nipa Brew, Jertie’s Kitchen, The Superfood Grocer, Theo Philo, V Kitchen, Kayumanggi Organic, Stanford Shaw, JOOST, Fresh Start Organic, and Satya Graha Café (makers of Seacharon Chichashroom) for food.
For home decor and furnishings: The Green House Project, Urban Abode, and Tinkerknot Handmade Design Supply.
Also participating are Gouache, RuMe, and Risque Designs for shoes and bags; VM Naturals, Wonder Paws, and Sparrow Fragrance for personal care; and Waters Philippines.
Other companies joining MUNI’s community of mindful merchants are WVN Home Textiles, PIOPIO, Gifts Graces, Manila Collectible, Wooden Mallet, A Beautiful Refuge, Ritual, Go Zero, Kalakat, Messy Bessy, Cusina, Steep Coffee Bags, Hope in a Bottle, Natural Health, and Raw Ritual.
The fair’s visitors are also encouraged to bring broken gadgets, or CDs, DVDs, batteries, and other e-waste for proper disposal at the E-Waste Project booth.
Live music will be available from partner musicians and bands such as We Are Imaginary, A Problem Like Maria, Humanfolk, Zsaris Mendioro, Six The Northstar, Coco Nery, Veronica I, Mellow Submarine, and Paola Mauricio.