I want to be blunt here.
If you remember I wrote months ago about LOCALISM and supporting local products because it helps our economy and encourages patriotism too.
The truth is, there are still times when I use (or buy) imported products specially when the local ones are not as good as the imported ones. Reality check: It is really hard to support localism especially when everyone else has this colonial mentality.
Months ago, I was offered sponsorship by a local brand named ISLANDER. I believe you’ve heard about this brand before and believe that their slippers are more comfortable than your Brazilian-made ones. 😉 We are the same, we know that ISLANDER slippers are sturdy, comfortable and durable but still we choose the imported ones.
So I did some re-thinking and found love for these local Islander slippers and started using them on my travels. I actually love the fit and how easy my feet got comfortable with them. My girlfriend uses the ones from Brazil and she always gets her feet dirty more easily than mine because my slippers are thicker than hers. Not only that, mine are cheaper too.
I love using ISLANDER on the beach, city sidewalks, while traveling and in the airport because they are easier to take off than shoes.
What’s more, Islander believes in Filipino values like Bayanihan and “Sipag at Tiyaga.” You see brands like this needs support and endorsement not only because of the quality it has but also the core values it believes in.
More blogs about Islander:
Davao: Salamat Kaayo Islansder (Islander Philippines sponsors Amihan sa Dahican Surf & Skim team)
Islander in Palawan: Exploring new beach destinations in Palawan