Aiming to give its customers greater choices for going green, Metro Retail Stores Group, Inc. (MRSGI), in partnership with Vicsal Foundation (VFI), is conducting its third annual Virtual Metro Community Bazaar (VMCB) with an emphasis on supporting the sustainability initiatives of entrepreneurs and other partners for corporate social responsibility (CSR).
Taking place all through the month of July, and to commemorate the CSR Week, the Virtual Metro Community Bazaar, which can be accessed via https://shopmetro.ph/bazaar, aims to provide consumers with more eco-friendly options by highlighting companies that offer nature-friendly and sustainable products.
This activity is also part of MRSGI’s Metro Localikasan environmental responsibility initiatives that promote brands and products made in an ethical and sustainable manner.
With the wide selection of merchandise from select independent social enterprises and partners, consumers are sure to find products that will suit their tastes, as well as the causes they support.
Featured in the site are self-care items made from locally grown adlai from the highlands of Bukidnon by Kiboa Apothecare. Safe, natural, and non-toxic products will be up for grabs at the bazaar for skincare enthusiasts.
Fashion enthusiasts and gift hunters will also enjoy sustainable accessories like Likha Lokal’s katsa bags, Eco Hub Cebu’s eco-friendly homeware and everyday items, and Supera Creative’s spray bottle keychain holders, just to name a few.
Handicrafts are also available from Wow Carmen Handicrafts and Bureau of Jail Management and Penology Region VII’s (BJMPRO-VII) Livelihood Products.
Local food products from GreenEarth Heritage Foundation, Inc., Tsaa Laya, Kiboa Ridge Farms, Capa’s, Cocoplus, Bugkalot Coffee, Seakid, and Take Root are also available at the bazaar. In addition to being sustainably produced, these food products are also healthier alternatives for everyday consumption.
Everyone is invited to support the livelihood of local communities and entrepreneurs and use the hashtag #PutSomeHeartInYourCart to promo the virtual bazaar. All items can easily be purchased through the website or the virtual storefront of their partners. Transactions will be processed by MRSGI’s exhibitors and can be picked up or delivered right to their doors.
Consumers may also take part in MRSGI’s advocacy by extending support to their partner organizations, Caritas Manila, Habitat for Humanity Philippines, World Vision, and Bahay ng Diyos Foundation. Vouchers of varying amounts can be purchased as one’s donation that will go straight to these centers.
For more information about the Virtual Metro Community Bazaar, visit their website athttps://shopmetro.ph/bazaar/ or social media pages on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.