Supporting local artists, and their handicrafts is an in thing nowadays. Actress and model Heart Evangelista showed her admiration and pride of the local products from Sorsogon made of their famous pili nuts is indeed one of a kind masterpiece.
Heart have proven that creativity never gets off fashion as it can make all “pretty things”, just like in creating a bag out of the nuts.
The actress promotes the beauty of Sorsogon and the amazing things it can offer. She also had featured that pili nots are not just a snack, but can be a material for décor, jewelry, and fashion accessories.
Heart also shown some videos and photos of her learning to make place mats, handbags, curtain drapes, and other home décor out of pili nuts. “Pili is the gem of Sorsogon. You can do so much with it!”says Heart Evangelista.
In another post, “So happy with how my little project turned out. And of course, I made sure to utilize Sorsogon’s treasures so our pili curtains are just cherry-on-top! #MahalKongSorsogon” she captioned on her post of the curtain (made of pili nuts) that she herself made. The actress expressed her excitement to make the products be soon available for everyone.
Evangelista was taught and guided by her friend in upcycling the pili nuts and turn them into something useful. “Home and decor products for #LoveMarieXSorsogon will soon be available. Can’t wait to share their talent with you!” says the actress.
Followers of the actress were so impressed by how she enthusiastically supported her husband’s province, and in helping the locals as well.
A netizen also posted a comment from Evangelista’s post saying that the utilization of pili nuts is really a good thing because of its sturdy quality, she says “I really like pili nuts and pili shell so hard and strong. Quality bags talaga. I miss Matnog, Sorsogon Bicol.”
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Another netizen said, “Wow tatak local, gawang Pinoy. Thanks Miss Heart for patronizing Sorsogon handmade products.”
This act of patronizing local products is a big effort to support people from Sorsogon make a living out of their abundant pili nuts.