Sun.Star Cebu Weekend - - Front Page - Text: Deneb R. Batu­can & Pa­tri­cia May P. Catan Of Sun Star Week­end

It’s handy, stylish and func­tional. It car­ries our ev­ery­day es­sen­tials and some­times fin­ishes the look we’re go­ing for the day. If you haven’t guessed, we’re def­i­nitely talk­ing about bags. Bags come in dif­fer­ent shapes and sizes, but still carry the same pur­pose. We of­ten dream of own­ing in­ter­na­tion­ally branded bags be­cause of the prom­ise they’ll last longer and at the same time make you look chic, never mind if they look sim­i­lar and with­out char­ac­ter. Bags are our ev­ery­day lifeline, but do you ever have the eye for truly unique bags that are ei­ther lo­cally crafted or en­hanced but are just as prac­ti­cal and fash­ion­able? Check­out th­ese bags with a glo­cal touch you can pas­sion­ately brag about.

Tina Campos Cre­ations

Tina Campos Mag­istrado al­ways had pas­sion and love for crafts ever since she was 12 years old. For what was a mere hobby dur­ing her child­hood years, has now be­come her fam­ily busi­ness.

Tina Campos Cre­ations started back in 2003 when Tina her­self was work­ing in Manila for a fash­ion mag­a­zine. With the in­spi­ra­tion to in­tro­duce lo­cal hand­made prod­ucts to the global mar­ket, she ven­tured into pro­duc­ing bags with the use of ex­ported qual­ity ma­te­ri­als.

Be­liev­ing in the fact that Filipino tal­ent can in­deed com­pete in the global mar­ket, Tina show­cases Ce­buano cul­ture through her de­signs. Made of hard plas­tic ma­te­ri­als that are weaved in La­guna and South of Cebu, her col­or­ful bags surely stand out in the mar­ket.

Tina Campos Cre­ations’ buy­ots aren’t your av­er­age bags be­cause with Tina’s spe­cial trade­mark of hand­made tas­sels, semi-pre­cious stones and brass metal — th­ese fur­ther make her prod­ucts unique as it ex­udes that vin­tage look.

Show­cas­ing beau­ti­ful sites found in Cebu, she trans­lates th­ese into her buyot de­signs through the im­age of Sto. Niño, Si­rao Flower Gar­den and Cebu’s white sand beaches to men­tion a few. All th­ese are hand painted by her daugh­ter, Mar­i­anne and UP Cebu Fine Arts stu­dent, Jessie.

“My brand speaks el­e­gance and rep­re­sents one-of-a-kind fash­ion ac­ces­sories by us­ing high qual­ity ma­te­ri­als like semi-pre­cious stones, fresh­wa­ter pearls and brass metal,” Tina shared.

Tina Campos Cre­ations’ bag dis­play can be found in Ur­ban Life­style Cebu and in Duty Free at Mactan In­ter­na­tional Air­port. Come Oc­to­ber, Tina Campos Cre­ations will be open­ing an­other shop in Boracay and next year, will be pre­par­ing for an in­ter­na­tional trade show in Dubai.

My brand speaks el­e­gance and rep­re­sents oneof-a-kind fash­ion ac­ces­sories by us­ing high qual­ity ma­te­ri­als...

Adorned with hand­made tas­sels, semi-pre­cious stones and brass metal, th­ese bags ex­ude a vin­tage look.

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