If there is one thing that can be said of Filipinos, it’s that they’re resilient. Like their national tree, narra, Filipinos stand steadfast amid natural disasters, calamities, and all sorts of tribulations with a smile on their faces.
This is the same character that drives many homegrown startups, that, even in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic and its massive economic impact on the country, only seem to be burgeoning. Among them is a local business called Narra Wooden Watches, which consists of youngblood Filipino entrepreneurs who craft gorgeous wooden wristwatches from the Philippines’ national tree.
Proudly Pinoy-made using wood and stone
Narra watches are personally designed by the small team and then fashioned by local artisans. Using narra wood, and stone, these fab pieces “highlight the use of unconventional, natural materials to create something beautiful and unique.”
Narra wooden watches’ one-of-a-kind collection come in nine unisex variations and colors: light olive tint, walnut, dark sandalwood, red sandalwood, classic forest, and teak-colored. Nearly the entire watch is made with narra, from the case to strap, to buckle. The crystal showcases beautiful stones ranging from chic pink to tantalizing sodalite.
Durable and fashionable
Narra is a prized hardwood that is known for its strength and durability and is thus widely used for making high-quality furniture pieces. It’s also termite-resistant.
It also is known for its attractive, reddish grain, which range from wavy to interlocked, yielding a timeless, sophisticated look to Narra watches.
Not only are Narra wooden watches made of natural materials, a portion of each purchase also go directly to tree planting efforts. Narra partners with www.onetreeplanted.com, which is engaged in reforestation projects in the Philippines, to donate proceeds. In August 2020 alone, sales from Narra watches powered the planting of 100 bamboos in forests.
Apart from these, Narra watches also swear by these benefits:
- Free nationwide delivery
- Multiple payment options
- 15-day refund policy
- 3-month warranty period
Narra wooden watches range from P2,790 to P3,590. They regularly hold sale events, knocking off up to 30% off the SRP. To keep tabs on promos and discounts, follow their Facebook page or visit their website at https://narrawatches.com/.
The watches are also available in select physical locations including 2F SM Aura and Frankie and Friends in Powerplant Mall Rockwell.