About Rags2Riches, Inc.
We create eco-ethical fashion and home accessories out of upcycled scrap cloth, organic materials, and indigenous fabrics. R2R is creating a stylish social statement. In a world where fashion and design are often seen as excess, R2R is proof that style and sustainability can coexist.
Where are you located
What are your brand ethics
In a world where fast and cheap labor is sought, R2R places the highest value on every person’s humanity and dignity. As a social enterprise, we go beyond charity and beyond aid: we create meaningful, high value, and sustainable trade.
‘PAGBABAHAGI NG SARILI’. This Filipino phrase means to share one’s self. We are in the business of sharing positive influence.
Who do you support
Our mission is to lift Filipino artisans out of poverty.
In Payatas, one of the Philippines’ largest urban poor communities, many women find their means of earning by scavenging through dumpsites for scrap pieces of fabric that they then turn into handcrafted rugs and rags that they would sell, all while fulfilling their familial duties.
We started Rags2Riches to provide these artisans with access to the market and the formal economy, as well as with additional skills-based, financial and health training in order for them to utilize their maximum financial and personal potential.
Tell us about your impact
In six years, R2R has trained over 900 artisans across communities in Metro Manila and continues to expand its social impact and eco-ethical footprint in the country.
We are a life and livelihood partner for our artisans and empower them with our Artisan Academy and Quality of Life Program.
Oobuntoo’s Top Picks by Rags2Riches, Inc.
The Buslo knitted cotton basket weave bag is an R2R classic. Perfectly slouchy, perfectly roomy, perfectly everyday. And did we mention, it comes in loads of colours.
The Angela Bucket Bag is edgy and bohemian with a conscience. Made from Maltese fabric handwoven by the weavers of Development Action for Women Network (DAWN) that assists in the promotion of the welfare of migrants. We love the leather fringe.
The Frances mini envelope clutch is festive and graphic and puts us in the holiday party mood. Dinner dates on the beach anyone?
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