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Sagada Industries

Written By (sagada genuine guides association inc). on Friday, August 7, 2009 | 10:15 PM

There are many industries in Sagada, however, this feature being a tourism oriented blog will be concentrating more on those that are directly engaged in the industry.
Weaving – there are about 9 independent weavers of Sagada. All of them apply the same manually operated weaving technique. Back strap weaving is very rare in this town as mechanized manual weaving dominated the industry.
  • The Sagada Weaving - The most popular and mother of the weaving establishments.
  • Langbay Handicrafts – located in Madongo, Sagada
  • Kammowan – located at Makamkamlis
  • Kindasan – located in Demang
  • Sagada Indigenous Handy crafts – located at Dag-day, Sagada
Pottery – Pottery in Sagada has been re introduced somewhere in the year 2000 by Archie Stapleton. A white Sagada native now residing in the United States. There two pottery establishments in this place:

Winery – Winery in Sagada is a new industry thriving because of tourism. The locals also loved their seasonal fruits preserved as wines thereby giving the curiosity to try them. They love it. So far, there are three producers of wines that are able to keep the souvenir shops supplied.

Fixtures and Furniture – due to abundance of pine trees in Sagada, the houses and almost everything inside them are made of pine. Furniture and fixtures are products of these wonderful craftsmen. The following are known establishments of these wood work industries.
  • Dag-Dag Wood works (Mr. Kimoden - +639183438415)
  • Dag –Dag Furnitures (Mr. Solang – +639193214378)
  • Ambasing Furnitures (Mr. Jeffrey Kollin)
Pickling – pickling is just like winery, another growing industry as tourism creates more demand for further production.
  • Suyo Pickles
  • Tom Palpal’s pickles of Dagdag, Sagada
Bee Farming – bee farming in Sagada is “small time” but honeys are genuine and available. Below are some of the Honey Farmers and organizations of Sagada
  • Jimmy Calang-ad of Demang, Sagada
  • Jane Likigan of Ambasing, Sagada (+639194080108)
  • Suyo Bee Farmers Association
Shirt Printing – every tourists visiting the Shangrila never misses to own a shirt saying, they have been or have survived Sagada. Majority of displays in any given souvenir shop in the community are T-shits of different designs. Below are the known shirt printers:
  • Ayeona Souvenirs - largest distributer of Sagada Souvenir shirts, they dominate all displays from avery souvenir shops within Sagada. James Wandag is a naturally born artist responsible for painting and printing those wonderful shirts. You can contact James through his mobile number: +6309108123074
  • Ug-Uggo Souvenirs – this souvenir shop also prints its own souvenir shirts, the establishment also displays spoofs and other products such as bags garments etc. The printer is Mr. Andrew and Safey Pekas. Contact number:+630910919585

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May 26, 2010 at 2:15 AM

want to know how much it cost for 100 t shirts printed.....and how long it takes.

January 12, 2011 at 8:31 PM

erratum: Archie Stapleton koma di.. not "Staunton"

oww, thank you for the correction, i appreciate it. :)

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