I love how so many of the small businesses that are popping up in my life, have this greater purpose. Providing healthier and alternative ways to dress our kids, feed our families, apply our make up, and even pack their lunches. We live in a world where my children scold me for single use plastics (I am getting better.) and my daughter points out the differences between organic make up and all natural skin cleansers. I have always been conscious of what I FEED my family, but even now, as Gelli is already 7 years old, I feel as though caring for my babies has created an awareness of everything that we put into our bodies and ON our bodies. Dianne is one of these conscientious mommas who shares what she uses to care for her four boys with others, and she does this through The Community Trade.
EASE OF LOCATION
The Community Trade is conveniently located on the fourth floor of One Bonifacio High Street Mall. It’s a wide open space with designated areas for each of the vendors who are participating in this pop-up that will be there through the holiday season. It also serves as a meeting place, can accommodate quite a few guests, and looks like it could easily foster a community of crafters, doers, and mommas who many want to share some new skills or information with one another.
During the launch, last month, some of our Momma friends were invited to check out the new digs, complete with a little shopping list of vendors to visit.
Of course, I immediately visited Bright Brands, because I am always on the look out for the cute yet functional items that my friend Cheryl brings in.
She’s such a mindful momma, and has always been supportive of my desire to pack healthy lunches for my kiddos.
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Lunch today for @gelliaventajado: @auntiearnies.ph 50 Cloves Roasted Chicken. Pan fried potatoes. French String Beans. Roasted Chick Peas from @traderjoes that I scored at @bgcthecommunitytrade. @earthdesserts vegan chocolate cookies that I also got at #bgcthecommunitytrade. Fresh Grapes. @welchs_ph juice and fruit snacks. I am sure some of this may come home, as it’s way too much food for her to consume in such a short amount of time. But even if she finishes it when she comes home from her half day of school, I feel good knowing that she can eat well with what I packed. • • • • #brightbrandsph #savedbyauntiea #welchsph #thecommunitytrade #bgceats #lunchbox #baon #baonforkids #easypeasy
But there were so many more things to see and take advantage of, while I was there. It really was a wonderful affair complete with informative talks on breastfeeding, lunch packing, and even candle making.
The whole place was full of energy, with tables for the kids to take advantage of and craft or keep themselves busy with organic manicures by SNAILS.
THINGS I LOVE:
1. There are healthier food options for my family.
From Organic meats, to locally made snacks, vegan options, and even some Trader Joe’s SKU’s, I found myself picking up items like kosher salt, vegan cookies, and a ton of items from Raw Bites PH.
2. There are all natural options for cleaning and caring for my home.
From all natural ant and cockroach sprays, to room and linen sprays, laundry detergent, and all purpose cleaners that are locally made offering me safe and healthy options for keeping house.
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3. There is a wide range of self care, beauty, and pregnancy items to choose from.
I haven’t tried using organic make up so much. Usually, I AM careful of what I use on my skin because of my sensitivity and allergies, but this push to go back to a more natural way to care for myself has me intrigued. The Community Trade will enable me to learn more, and slowly make some changes to a more natural approach to my beauty regimen.
So, as I am slowly finding more and more little nuggets of spaces, restaurants, and places while we are making BGC our new home, one thing is for sure; I will definitely be spending more time checking out The Community Trade to see what else they have to offer the discerning momma like myself.
Weekend of July 13-14
The Community Trade x The Parenting Emporium
There’s no One like Mom.
3:00-5:00 PM Seminar Topic : Caring for Baby (A Newborn Care class)
By: Dr. Christine Tuazon
Weekend of July 20-21
The One True Beauty
All Natural and Organic Beauty And Skin Care
Saturday, July 20th:
Make up Tips for Little Ladies
Sunday, July 21st:
Make Up Tutorial by Jake Galvez for Ladies
Weekend ofJuly 27-28
Bark at One
Saturday, July 27th:
2:00 PM All Natural Pet Buffet
4:00 Basic Care for Pets
Sunday, July 28th:
2:00 PM Advance Care for Pets
4:00 Pet Fashion Show
For more information on how to register for the workshops and classes:
THE COMMUNITY TRADE
One Bonifacio High Street
Fort BGC, Taguig