|RIIR by Rajo Laurel|
I recently dropped by Rags2Riches (R2R) headquarters to catch up with Matt Pardinas, one of the passionate people behind this Manila-based for-profit social enterprise. I met him in a Young Leaders' Forum in Tagaytay sponsored by the US Embassy earlier this year, and was instantly impressed on his dedication to his job as R2R Marketing and Corporate Relations Manager. Matt & I, together with other local NGO representatives we bonded with in the Forum, made a pledge to support each other in any way we can to promote our cause/s - which we believe will build our beloved nation. Naks!
|R2R Tree Bags by Rajo Laurel|
Rags2Riches Inc. was created to provide these artisans with fair access to the market and the formal economy, R2Rintegrated a design solution by partnering with well-known local fashion designers like Rajo Laurel, turning scrap materials into fashion handbags. After four years, R2R has already empowered 450 artisan across 21 communities in Metro Manila area, and continues to expand its social impact and eco-ethical footprint in the country.
Currently in R2R shelves are the RIIR Rajo Laurel Summer/ Spring 2012 collection. I absolutely adore the practical yet stylish designs in summer & bright neon colors, which are still in trend now.
|Knitted Cotton Satchel (L) w/ Leather Adjustable Strap|
|Tall Bucket Tote w/ Cotton Wraparound Shoulder Straps & Molded Clutch w/ Kamagong Bar Accent|
|Rags2Riches Buslo - 2012 Summer's Best Seller : Handbag in knitted cotton basket weave w/ leather strap, Pandan |
leaves (Banig) basket weave base, and Cotton lining with interior zip, wall and cell phone pockets #iwantonepls
As Ohhthat! celebrates its first year anniversary, I'm proud to support R2R in promoting eco-ethical fashion and home accessories, and in empowering impoverished women with this year's feature giveaway.
OHHTHAT! TURNS ONE
|OHHTHAT! Turns One: Rags2Riches 2-Toned Jane Purse Giveaway|
Three lucky readers residing in Metro Manila can take home one of these 2-toned R2R Jane Purse by Rajo Laurel by simply joining the electronic raffle below. Raffle ends on June 30, 2012. See terms & guidelines for more details.
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