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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