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For the Modern Nomad

For the Modern Nomad

  IN THE INTEREST of the modern Philippine lifestyle, Pia Ugarte Garcia-Morera, Marla Aquino-Batallones, and Marta Garcia-Morera are reinventing global products that reflect an unconventionalapproach to the modern-day Filipino traveler. “I think a lot of people associate Filipino products with beautiful, native designs. There are a lot of brands that use native materials,” Ugarte admits, while Batallones continues: “We don’t. So when people ask us how we are a Filipino brand, (we say) it’s because our products are finished here, and made for the Filipino market and environment by Filipinos. Viajecito is a spunky accessories brand conceptualized by this spirited trio....

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