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10 Proudly Filipino Brands We Love

10 Proudly Filipino Brands We Love

June 5 2016
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.
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

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.

The Joyful Stories & Faces Behind the R2R Stores

The Joyful Stories & Faces Behind the R2R Stores

May 22 2016
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.
Mother's Day Giveaway: Win a Classic R2R Buslo

Mother's Day Giveaway: Win a Classic R2R Buslo

May 7 2016
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.
Who Made Your Bags? Meet the Workshop Artisans of R2R

Who Made Your Bags? Meet the Workshop Artisans of R2R

May 3 2016
In honor of Fashion Revolution Week 2016, we're going to take you through our workshop and introduce to you the faces behind our production process.
The Women of Valore: Danella Yaptinchay

The Women of Valore: Danella Yaptinchay

April 29 2016

For the Valore Collection, we’ve picked three amazing women to be advocates — all fitting women to represent this collection's meaningful story. We’re honored for you to meet and be inspired by them! Read about the last of our three R2R advocates for the Valore: Danella Yaptinchay.

The Women of Valore: Coco Cruz

The Women of Valore: Coco Cruz

April 24 2016
For the Valore Collection, we’ve picked three amazing women to be advocates — all fitting women to represent this collection's meaningful story. We’re honored for you to meet and be inspired by them! Read about the second of our three R2R advocates for the Valore: Coco Cruz.
The Women of Valore: Issa Cuevas-Santos

The Women of Valore: Issa Cuevas-Santos

April 21 2016
For the Valore Collection, we’ve picked three amazing women to be advocates — all fitting women to represent this collection's meaningful story. We’re honored for you to meet and be inspired by them! Read about the first of our three R2R advocates for the Valore: Issa Cuevas-Santos.
Behind the Scenes of the Valore Collection: A Q&A with R2R's Lead Designer Chris

Behind the Scenes of the Valore Collection: A Q&A with R2R's Lead Designer Chris

April 17 2016
The meaningful story behind the Valore Collection is the brainchild of R2R's lead designer, Chris Cera. Allow us to take you through the design process of this newest collection, where he gets his inspiration to design R2R's artisanal bags, and what you can expect from R2R's upcoming collections.
The Story of the Valore Collection

The Story of the Valore Collection

April 14 2016
The Valore Collection illustrates the story of Filipinos living in other parts of the world yet still carry with them the things they value the most. We hear about these modern day heroes every day – how they found themselves uprooted from the familiarity and comfort of home in order to secure better lives for their loved ones back in the Philippines. It is their hard work, sacrifice, and dedication to the people and principles they value that brought life to the bags of Valore.
Why Rags2Riches? The Meaning Behind Our Name

Why Rags2Riches? The Meaning Behind Our Name

April 7 2016

It is a little tongue-in-cheek, a little (or very) cheesy, and could even be confusing at times. So why the name "Rags2Riches"?

The Story Behind the Signature R2R Weave

The Story Behind the Signature R2R Weave

March 31 2016
The signature R2R weave is special not just because of how it looks. The magic of this weave starts in the homes of our community-based artisans where they take strips of fabric, knot them together, and weave them using a simple wooden frame with perfectly calibrated nails. Let us break that down a little bit.
Meet the First R2R Bride & Peek Into an R2R Woman's Wedding

Meet the First R2R Bride & Peek Into an R2R Woman's Wedding

March 27 2016
Last January 2016, we beta launched R2R Bespoke, our made-to-order service for your most special life events: weddings, debuts, baptisms, and more. This is a huge milestone for us and we are super grateful because this new line paves the way for more of our amazing artisans to get access to markets. Aside from this, we get to be part of one of the most important days in our advocates' lives and nothing is more exciting than that.
No-Hassle Tassels: The Easiest Way to Upcycle Your Old Shirts

No-Hassle Tassels: The Easiest Way to Upcycle Your Old Shirts

March 6 2016

Upcycle your old shirts and turn them into beautiful tassels with only 2 materials and 8 super easy steps. These tassels can be used as accessories to decorate your bags (like what we do with our Stella Clutches!) or even as keychains and room decorations.

Are you ready for some upcycling magic?

Four-Way Casey Bag

Four-Way Casey Bag

February 28 2016

One bag. Four unique ways.

This is why we call the Casey the bag-of-all-trades. Watch how this multi-transfiguration bag transforms into four different designs.

An Afternoon About the Home: R2R Living x Marilen.ph Launch

An Afternoon About the Home: R2R Living x Marilen.ph Launch

February 12 2016
Last February 9, 2016, we launched our newest home collection, R2R Living x Marilen.ph, at the R2R store in The Podium Mall. This collection is in collaboration with Marilen Faustino-Montenegro.
We're Going Home: R2R Living x Marilen.ph

We're Going Home: R2R Living x Marilen.ph

February 1 2016
We finally have all those pretty, artisan-made, and functional pieces you have always wanted for your home. This collaboration with Marilen.ph is a first for our home accessories line; it has allowed us to branch out from area rugs and pillowcases and into handwoven planters, serving trays, and more that our artisans wove for you.
R2R x Risqué: Shoes That Matter

R2R x Risqué: Shoes That Matter

January 20 2016
Last January 15, we held our first event of 2016: the R2R x Risqué Launch and Shopping Party. We launched our most exciting collaborative piece yet; Risqué designed three new shoes and incorporated the signature R2R woven panel in them!
Give Gifts That Matter: R2R Holiday Gift Guide 2015

Give Gifts That Matter: R2R Holiday Gift Guide 2015

November 30 2015

For your gift-giving this season, we've curated a guide to help you pick gifts for your friends and family. After all, what better way of showing love and gratitude than giving gifts that are handmade with precision and care? Every R2R item is intricately handcrafted and heartwoven using upcycled and overstock fabric by our talented community artisans. It's this kind of intentional and meaningful gift-giving that makes the holiday season all the more special and filled with love.

R2R is a 2015 Eileen Fisher NY Women-Owned Business Grantee

R2R is a 2015 Eileen Fisher NY Women-Owned Business Grantee

November 23 2015

Rags2Riches, Inc. (R2R) a fashion and design house and for-profit social enterprise from the Philippines, is a 2015 Eileen Fisher NY Women-Owned Business Grantee. What makes this recognition extra special? R2R is the first organization in Asia – and outside the US and Canada, for that matter – to win the grant! This makes us so happy and honored.