On July 4, 2018, Go Negosyo sa Radyo hosts Senator Bam Aquino and DJ Cheska San Diego-Bobadilla were joined by The Maverick Pomade PH founder and head brewer Brian Gabriel Corella and Masanting Sastreria owners Mark and Carin Aguas to talk about the trends in men’s clothing and grooming.
Brian shared that The Maverick Pomade PH started when he had an interest in pomades in 2014. He wanted to find a healthier alternative to groom his hair but during that year, pomades were really hard to find. “I decided why not research and baka kaya namang gumawa,” he said. Brian underwent numerous trial and errors until he came up with a pomade that satisfied his standards. He started making two variants which are fresh bamboo and watermelon.
Meanwhile, Carin said Masanting Sastreria is a bespoke tailoring in which “everything is made for you.” It started as a hobby of Carin and her husband Mark when they were still in a long distance relationship. The couple made it work by using video calls — Mark will do the fitting in New York while Carin will make the suits in the Philippines.
“Actually, trendy ang millennials — mahilig sa luma, kasabay po dun yung pagbalik ng mga hair products,” Brian stated. “Although mas mahal, you’ll get more out of it,” he added. Pomade is a healthier alternative because it uses natural ingredients like beeswax, shea butter, virgin coconut oil, and castor oil.
“What we did is to make our brand different. We work with Filipino artists and then they create artworks that celebrate Filipino culture, so iba-iba ‘yan. We have carabaos, anahaw, and other animal and plant species. That’s what we present to our clients,” Carin shared.
Both entrepreneurs wanted to bring the best in men in a way that it is healthier, trendy, and unique. Using natural ingredients and separating themselves from the usual kind of business in the men’s grooming industry led The Maverick Pomade PH and Masanting Sastreria to be known in other parts of the world.
Catch the next episode of Go Negosyo sa Radyo next Wednesday at 2:00 PM on DZRH 666 kHz and Radyo Natin FM!