1. When furniture and education mix

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    CHARLES LIM and Sunshine Barcelo met at a gym. She had just finished her nursing studies while he, 10 years her senior, was a businessman with a well-established furniture factory, Heritage Muebles Mirabile Export Inc. In 2003, shortly after that meeting, the two got married and have since been supportive...
  2. Trader finds niche in furniture

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    AFTER years of subcontracting, Charles Lim discovered a niche in the furniture industry by creating a line of outdoor furniture that is purely Cebuano-made. From a start-up company of 20 workers in 1993, Lim was able to grow Heritage Muebles Mirabile Export Inc. to 100 employees today to support his...
  3. Furniture exporters need to tap the domestic market

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    CEBU, Philippines – Although Cebu’s furniture industry is export-driven, it’s time for manufacturers to venture in the domestic market with its foreseen potential for stability, a furniture consultant said. Cebu Furniture Industries Foundation (CFIF) consultant Ruby Salutan said that even if the industrial business focuses on the export market which...
  4. THE CAMPANA BROTHERS ON DESIGN AND FILIPINO ARTISANSHIP

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    The Campana Brothers on Design and Filipino Artisanship On the second day of Manila FAME, CITEM welcomed noted Brazilian designers, Humberto and Fernando Campana a.k.a. “The Campana Brothers.” They took the time from their busy schedules to come to the Philippines and see Manila FAME and spend time with Filipino young...