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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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"?
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.