Gifts That Matter: Mother's Day Gift Guide 2018

Gifts That Matter: Mother's Day Gift Guide 2018

May 09, 2018 0 Comments

We believe that we should always show our mothers and the women we look up to how much they mean to us. On Mother's Day, let's spread a little extra love to our mom, mother-in-law, favorite momma friends, and family members by offering them not only gifts they will enjoy but also ones that empower artisans and the lives of other mothers.

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Who Made Your Bags? Meet the Community Artisans of R2R

Who Made Your Bags? Meet the Community Artisans of R2R

April 25, 2018 0 Comments

To celebrate Fashion Revolution Week 2018 (April 23 to 29), we're introducing to you three inspiring individuals and positive change makers that have been at the core of your favorite R2R products. They are the leaders and coordinators of some of the R2R communities who create the very soul of all your favorite R2R products, the signature R2R weave.

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She Dares To: A Conversation with Lynn Pinugu

She Dares To: A Conversation with Lynn Pinugu

March 15, 2018 0 Comments

"I was a former university scholar and I sincerely believe that all the opportunities I have had access to in life would not have been possible without the help of the people who helped send me to school, and invested in my potential. This experience is what compelled me to help put up Mano Amiga Philippines nine years ago."

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She Dares To: A Conversation with Chely Esguerra

She Dares To: A Conversation with Chely Esguerra

February 28, 2018 0 Comments

"I find that my choices are underpinned by these drivers: first is to leave this world better than when I have found it and two, to have the people around me recognize or remember that life is a gift."

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Gifts That Matter: Holiday Gift Guide 2017

Gifts That Matter: Holiday Gift Guide 2017

December 01, 2017 0 Comments

We believe that gift-giving should be done with mindfulness and intention, like all other things we do for the people who matter. It’s so much better if the presents we purchase are made with a meaningful story, are functional for everyday use, and give joy to more than just the recipient.

This is why we have Gifts That Matter, our recommendations of gifts that are locally crafted, artisan-made, and story-filled. What else could be better kinds of presents on this season of giving?

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Things That Matter is Launching on November 2017

Things That Matter is Launching on November 2017

October 08, 2017 0 Comments

Things That Matter is a joyful marketplace that creates positive impact and inspires an intentional lifestyle. But it is more than just a one-stop shop for all beautiful and meaningful products. It is also a community of advocates who are creating a better world, one intentional decision at a time.

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On Being a Versionary: Riki Flores-Reyes

On Being a Versionary: Riki Flores-Reyes

April 29, 2017 0 Comments

Riki Flores-Reyes is one of the women for the Versions Collection. She is a radio DJ, TV presenter, friend, daughter, sister, wife, and mother. Read all about her different hats, her passions and principles, and why she is an R2R advocate.

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Made in the Philippines: Classic, Sustainable Dresses by Linea Etnika

Made in the Philippines: Classic, Sustainable Dresses by Linea Etnika

April 08, 2017 0 Comments

Although sustainable fashion is still young in the Philippines, there are now so many small businesses starting out with this vision of doing fashion responsibly and sustainably. One of the up and coming small businesses in the pursuit of slow fashion is Linea Etnika.

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The Story of the Versions Collection

The Story of the Versions Collection

April 06, 2017 0 Comments

Our S/S 2017 collection, Versions, embraces the beautiful complexity of the R2R Woman and adapts to the multiple transformations she makes every day while still weaving together the values she carries. Each piece in this collection transforms into two completely different personas, adapting to the different versions of the R2R Woman.

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The 3 Joyful Couples of Rags2Riches

The 3 Joyful Couples of Rags2Riches

February 14, 2017 0 Comments

We sat down with three joyfully married couples of R2R––Ate Nhing & Kuya Jhune, Ate Sugar & Kuya Yam, and Reese & Mark––and asked them to share their love story this Valentine's Day.

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Made in the Philippines: Premium Local Teas by Tsaa Laya

Made in the Philippines: Premium Local Teas by Tsaa Laya

December 27, 2016 0 Comments

Tsaa Laya is a social enterprise that employs the women of Calauan to grow local herbs, fruits, and spices and make tea out of them, promoting Philippine plants as modern tea ingredients in the process.

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Made in the Philippines: Embroidered T’boli Espadrilles by Zarah Juan

Made in the Philippines: Embroidered T’boli Espadrilles by Zarah Juan

November 29, 2016 0 Comments

Zarah Juan is an independent bag maker with an eponymous brand who partners with local artisans, weavers, and suppliers to create pieces that are a testament to the Filipino journey.

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Holiday Gift Guide: Proudly Local Fashion & Beauty Brands

Holiday Gift Guide: Proudly Local Fashion & Beauty Brands

October 18, 2016 0 Comments

The country’s entrepreneurial landscape is bursting with fresh ideas and passionate people and there’s no other way to keep the momentum up than to support these proudly local and sustainable brands. For this holiday season, we’ve curated more local products that you can give as meaningful gifts for this season of giving. Here are some of our favorites under the fashion and beauty brands category.

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Gifts That Matter: Gift Guide From The R2R Holiday 2016 Catalog

Gifts That Matter: Gift Guide From The R2R Holiday 2016 Catalog

October 02, 2016 0 Comments

This gift guide features the R2R Holiday 2016 Catalog, showcasing our classic pieces and some new styles that you (and the people who matter in your life!) will surely love.

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R2R Launches the Medina Collection for F/H 2016

R2R Launches the Medina Collection for F/H 2016

September 23, 2016 0 Comments

Rags2Riches, a fashion and design house empowering community artisans from the Philippines, is expanding its line of classic, functional, and artisanal bags by launching its Fall/Holiday 2016 Collection, the Medina on the 20th of September at South Court, Power Plant Mall.

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Our 3 Collections Woven with Philippine Indigenous Textiles

Our 3 Collections Woven with Philippine Indigenous Textiles

August 14, 2016 0 Comments

Most R2R advocates are familiar with the artisans behind the signature R2R weave that make up most of our pieces. But there is a group of weavers that we also love working and weaving joyful stories with. These are the talented indigenous communities around the Philippines.

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R2R Living Turns 2

R2R Living Turns 2

July 10, 2016 0 Comments

Since the launch of R2R Living two years ago, we've been working hard to bring stylish, artisanal, and sustainable home accents to our growing number of R2R advocates who value green design for your homes. And in those two years, we’ve achieved some milestones that we would like to share and celebrate with you.

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Recap: MYO Workshop and Open House Last June 25-26

Recap: MYO Workshop and Open House Last June 25-26

July 03, 2016 0 Comments

It’s the first time we’ve let our advocates have a behind-the-scenes look at what goes on in our workshop and have them actually participate in the bag-making process with our workshop artisans. Here are the highlights of what our advocates experienced during the exclusive workshop and open house.

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The 5 Filipino Designers of R2R

The 5 Filipino Designers of R2R

June 26, 2016 0 Comments

A big part of what we do in R2R is transformation. It’s in our name itself, Rags2Riches. From starting with rugs or floor mats used in many Filipino homes to making meaningful bags and home accents, we’ve come a long way. Much of this should be credited to the designers who provided a vision that propelled our artisans’ talent for weaving into a brand beloved by our advocates.

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How to Fall in Love with Metro Manila: 5 Must-See Places to Visit

How to Fall in Love with Metro Manila: 5 Must-See Places to Visit

June 10, 2016 0 Comments

There are so many things to love about Metro Manila and we don't even have to look that hard to see it. We’ve curated this list for both tourists visiting Metro Manila for the first time or for those living in the city for so long but are looking for reasons to fall in love with it again.

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10 Proudly Filipino Brands We Love

10 Proudly Filipino Brands We Love

June 05, 2016 0 Comments

This is a much-needed shout-out to Filipino brands and items we're head over heels for here at the R2R HQ! These are products, places, and people we’re in love with because they embody everything the R2R team personally believes in: excellence in quality, proudly homegrown, and an empowering social or environmental vision.

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3 Ways to Keep the Joy of Summer In Your Home

3 Ways to Keep the Joy of Summer In Your Home

May 29, 2016 0 Comments

Summer is almost over and as much as we’re glad that the weather is starting to be much cooler, we're going to miss being able to hang out and have adventures under the sun. The rainy season calls for a lot of staying indoors but that doesn’t mean we have to let go of the fun and joyful feel of summer.

Here are three ways to keep the summer spirit alive with the use of our eco-ethical home accents and pieces from R2R Living.

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The Joyful Stories & Faces Behind the R2R Stores

The Joyful Stories & Faces Behind the R2R Stores

May 22, 2016 0 Comments

Our store ambassadors are so much more than just sales associates; they are true representatives of R2R. Strike a conversation with them when you visit any of our stores and they can share with you the many joyful stories under their belt.

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Mother's Day Giveaway: Win a Classic R2R Buslo

Mother's Day Giveaway: Win a Classic R2R Buslo

May 07, 2016 0 Comments

In honor of this weekend's occasion, we have a gift to all our amazing mommy advocates! Get a chance to win a classic Buslo for you (or your mom!) by joining our giveaway contest.

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