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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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R2R and Things That Matter: 2018 Positive Impact Review

R2R and Things That Matter: 2018 Positive Impact Review

by Reese Fernandez-Ruiz January 07, 2019 0 Comments

We at R2R and Things That Matter are intentional about creating an integrated, opportunity-providing social enterprise from the very beginning. For 2018, these are the goals and numbers we reached thanks to our amazing community of advocates and partners who are with us as we work towards a more inclusive and compassionate world .

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Bayo x Rags2Riches: Gifts with Purchase

Bayo x Rags2Riches: Gifts with Purchase

by Reese Fernandez-Ruiz December 21, 2018 0 Comments

We are so excited to share this partnership with one of the Filipino fashion brands we admire; Bayo! They are pioneering a sustainable fashion initiative in the country and R2R is one of the first brands they are collaborating with.

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Our Partner Stories: Where To Next feat. Ayen Dela Torre

Our Partner Stories: Where To Next feat. Ayen Dela Torre

by Audrey Ferriol December 20, 2018 0 Comments

The first of Our Partner Stories features Where To Next, a community of creatives with a passion for adventure and storytelling, and its co-founder, Ayen Dela Torre. Learn about how they began, their big dreams for 2019, and what it means to live and travel with purpose.

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Gifts That Matter: An R2R Holiday Gift Guide 2018

Gifts That Matter: An R2R Holiday Gift Guide 2018

by Audrey Mae Ferriol November 26, 2018 0 Comments

All the R2R pieces on this gift guide are made with more in mind. They won't just give joy to the recipient of the present; they also give a lot of joy to the artisan communities who made them. This is why they matter on this season of giving.

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Who Made Your Bags? Meet the Community Artisans of R2R

Who Made Your Bags? Meet the Community Artisans of R2R

by Audrey Mae Ferriol 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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