After a rough year, many small and local businesses are looking for new ways to help each other navigate through the next few months. In response, the artist-run space 98B COLLABoratory is launching Bahay-Bahayan, a new initiative that aims to help small businesses bounce back.
For three months, local creative businesses can sell their merchandise at the HUB: Make Lab, located on the ground floor of the First United Building in Escolta. Interested merchants can also apply to be a part of the HUB’s e-commerce platform.
The first cycle of Bahay-Bahayan runs from February 12 to May 09.
The initiative is a partnership between 98B COLLABoratory and HUB: Make Lab, and it aims to nurture a generous community of artists, creatives, and business-owners that can support and uplift one another.
“As if we’re a family trying to re-establish once again a small comforting home in Escolta, we believe that our survival and growth is only possible if they’re sustained by our community’s solidarity,” 98B said in a statement.