Since the imposition of lockdown in March 2020, our primary outlet has been online retail. Our web store features over 50 creative and social enterprises promoting more than 500 products from all over the Philippines.
This site, which we are also transforming into our new digital home as an ecosystem and community, also features blogs and write-ups on products and the community.
Besides retail e-commerce, we are also engaged in corporate e-commerce. Organizations and companies have turned to us for bulk procurement of supplies and corporate giveaway gift sets. In addition to our pre-curated sets, we also directly collaborate with the customer if they want to choose the contents of the boxes.
Depending on the items being availed of, we can also do customization and personalization. The vast majority of our products can be offered as options for the gift sets, except for bulkier items.
A digital corporate catalogue containing a selection of the products we carry is available for free on this site for customers to download.
Since its inception in 2016, the Roots Collective has carried various local and social enterprises in our physical stores and pop-up events. We typically organize physical retail within high-traffic areas, such as schools and shopping malls, where physical interaction is maximized. Some of the notable areas we have set shop in include Katipunan, Uptown Mall (both the Atrium and an inline store), and the Ateneo Art Gallery in the Ateneo de Manila University Loyola Heights campus.
As a community that prizes collaboration and co-development, the Roots Collective is also home to a Design Hub where the enterprises in our network forge partnerships with each other to co-develop new products or share resources and facilities to minimize costs.
Prior to the pandemic, Tsaa Laya and Proudly Promdi developed cocktails and mocktails with local herbal flavors, which débuted at the Art Fair 2019 and 2020. On the other hand, the first Roots Café at our former Katipunan hub was itself the fruit of the combined efforts of Tsaa Laya, Proudly Promdi, Hiraya Chocolates, and Bote Central (known for its flagship brand, Basilio Coffee), featuring menu products such as mint-infused coffee.
To join, simply fill up our merchant application form here.