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.

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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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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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Things That Matter is Launching on November 2017

Things That Matter is Launching on November 2017

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

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

by Audrey Mae Ferriol 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

by Audrey Mae Ferriol 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

by Audrey Mae Ferriol 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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R2R Launches the Medina Collection for F/H 2016

R2R Launches the Medina Collection for F/H 2016

by Audrey Mae Ferriol 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

by Audrey Mae Ferriol 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

by Audrey Mae Ferriol 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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