5 Small Ways to Help Out During COVID-19

5 Small Ways to Help Out During COVID-19

by Things That Matter Team March 17, 2020 0 Comments

We know it's a terrifying time right now, and it's easy to feel helpless with the uncertainty and fear surrounding this public health crisis. But in R2R and Things That Matter, one thing that is deeply embedded in our way of life is doing something, no matter how tiny that contribution is. We believe in the power of small steps.

Read More

Weaving Through This Time Together

Weaving Through This Time Together

by Reese Fernandez-Ruiz March 14, 2020 0 Comments

A letter from the president of Rags2Riches & founder of Things That Matter, Reese Fernandez-Ruiz, on how we can weave through this tough time together. As a business that aims to create positive impact in our communities, R2R's top priority is to take care of the health of our team, artisans, and advocates. And at the same time, we also take the responsibility of "staying in business" very seriously. 

Read More

R2R and Things That Matter: 2019 Positive Impact Review

R2R and Things That Matter: 2019 Positive Impact Review

by Things That Matter Team January 10, 2020 0 Comments

We want to start the year by thanking you all for an amazing 2019. We couldn't have done it without all of you who showed love on our socials & even in person, attended our events and pop-ups, shared the advocacy and culture to others, and, of course, supported our artisans and communities by purchasing our pieces. Thank you so much!

Read More


Introducing The Starting Point Journal

Introducing The Starting Point Journal

by Things That Matter Team August 15, 2019 0 Comments

Your starting point can happen anytime. It’s when you decide to show up for your dreams and be intentional in how you approach them. You don’t need to wait for a monumental event to start. It can happen on an ordinary day, at the moment you decide to pause and listen. It grows when you learn to give, when you find the intersections between what you care about and what others need.

Read More

5 Ways to Use Your R2R Rug

5 Ways to Use Your R2R Rug

by Things That Matter Team July 10, 2019 0 Comments

The sky's the limit with R2R's versatile rugs that are handwoven with a lot of love and care by their community artisans. Learn five different ways to use them in your own home.

Read More

She Dares To: A Conversation with Jana Bunagan

She Dares To: A Conversation with Jana Bunagan

by Things That Matter Team April 09, 2019 0 Comments

Jana of The Good Trade is one of the three advocate-ambassadors of R2R's Summer 2019 Collection, Hardin. We had a conversation with her on the lessons she learned while putting up the biggest sustainable lifestyle fair in Metro Manila, her life's why, and more.

Read More


A Guide to Ukay-ukay Shopping in the Philippines

A Guide to Ukay-ukay Shopping in the Philippines

by Victoria Venzon March 04, 2019 0 Comments

When it comes to making sustainable fashion choices, it isn’t always easy when you’re surrounded by fast fashion brands everywhere you go, which is why we've created this little guide to thrifting in the Philippines.

Read More

Is There Such a Thing as Sustainable Living in the World We Live in Today?

Is There Such a Thing as Sustainable Living in the World We Live in Today?

by Reese Fernandez-Ruiz February 23, 2019 0 Comments

Trying to do good may seem easy from the outside but it is a lot more complicated now than ever before. There are a lot of hard questions and we try to answer them to find out if sustainable living is even possible in the world we live in today.

Read More

Our Partner Stories: WVN Home Textiles feat. Kylie Misa and Yvette Gaston

Our Partner Stories: WVN Home Textiles feat. Kylie Misa and Yvette Gaston

by Audrey Ferriol February 15, 2019 0 Comments

This Our Partner Stories features WVN Home Textiles, a social enterprise with Filipino weaves at the heart of their ideas. Kylie and Yvette, its founders, talk about how they hustled with both WVN and their full-time jobs, their plans 10 years from now, and the sustainable practices they are trying to maintain.

Read More


Life Stories La Union 2018: Sun, Surf, and Sustainability

Life Stories La Union 2018: Sun, Surf, and Sustainability

by Audrey Ferriol February 07, 2019 0 Comments

How do we live with more compassion and intention? How can we incorporate sustainability into our work and in our relationships? In Life Stories La Union 2018: Sun, Surf, and Sustainability last June 29 to July 1, 2018, we gathered a tribe of like-minded people who wanted answers to these questions and to travel deeper.

Read More

A Zero Waste Living Starter Guide

A Zero Waste Living Starter Guide

by Audrey Ferriol January 13, 2019 0 Comments

To help you in your journey to a lifestyle that’s kinder and more thoughtful for the planet, we created this Zero Waste Living Starter Guide that includes 5 tips, along with recommendations of long-lasting and artisan-made products, to make your shift to zero or minimal waste journey much easier.

Read More

to paint / to weave: an Art Collaboration by Thao Nguyen Phan and R2R

to paint / to weave: an Art Collaboration by Thao Nguyen Phan and R2R

by Reese Fernandez-Ruiz January 08, 2019 0 Comments

"to paint / to weave" is a series of watercolor painting on Vietnamese silk by artist Thao Nguyen Phan in collaboration with Rags2Riches (R2R) and its artisans. The paintings depict the scenario of women weaving in various forms, the action is removed from its original setting and has become romanticized and idealized in a timeless, non-specific environment.

Read More



1 2 3 5 Next »