Bruneian Made showcase brings 20 local producers this weekend at Airport Mall

The DARe organized showcase will see a wide array of locally made products including food and beverage, fashion, cosmetics and handicrafts

The Bruneian Made shelf being showcased at last year's Consumer Fair.

Twenty local micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) will be offering their products at Darussalam Enterprise’s (DARe) first Bruneian Made Mini Showcase this Friday to Sunday at the Airport Mall’s ground floor.

The participating businesses will be offering a wide array of locally made products including packed food and beverage, fashion, cosmetics and handicrafts from 10am to 9pm.

The showcase is the first organised under the banner of DARe’s Bruneian Made initiative, which aims to help local producers increase exposure for their products and provide new channels for sales in high traffic areas.

DARe CEO Javed Ahmad hopes the event will help draw more MSMEs to participate in Bruneian Made, and encouraged the public to visit the showcase to see the diverse range of local products and the entrepreneurs behind these emerging brands.

“It our hope that through this showcase, DARe can raise awareness about the Bruneian Made Initiative and attract more MSMEs with good products to join as registered vendors,” he said.

“We hope that the local products will gain more exposure to the public which some may not yet realize that we do have good, high quality products made by Bruneian MSMEs.”

Since its launch in 2017, Bruneian Made – formerly branded as Made in Brunei – has helped 28 micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) retail 132 products.

The initiative operates through two platforms: the Bruneian Made supermarket shelf stocking everyday items, and the Bruneian Made Finest display shelves and online store housing medium to higher end products.

Local and international customers can purchase the Finest items on local IT company Avensys Solutions’ e-commerce website starting tomorrow, or in person from Sunju Enterprise’s branches at the airport and The Mall as well as Aewon’s store at the Yayasan Shopping Complex.

Meanwhile the Bruneian Made supermarket shelf can be found in established stores including Hua Ho, Supa Save, Sim Kim Huat and One Station. The dedicated shelf helps MSMEs by enabling them to stock their products in lower volumes on a consignment arrangement with discounted commission.

Businesses participating in the event are: Pusat Pengajian Kesenian dan Kaligrafi Islam Yayasan Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah, Mahkota Crystal, Koleksi Husnaa, Mumtaz, Al Hayaah, Avensys Solutions, Perusahaan Imanputera, BruHouse, Volco Venture Co, Aisy Berjaya Company, Koperasi Samakaya, JE Restaurant (Noice), Ghanim International Corporation, Sabli Food Industries, Rumah Gelato, Taurean Bakeshop, Sapphira CakeHouse, Ukhuwwah Venture, As Salwaa Beauty and Rizqussalam.