Rags 2 Riches Home Living

_MG_2186If you haven’t’ guessed it by now, I’m a huge fan of Rags 2 Riches (R2R): a for profit local social enterprise that makes beautiful woven bags and more. Here are some old snaps of me with my favorite R2R items:

afterlight-9Me with my trusty Buslo bag. I love how I can just throw things in it and go. Getting my hair treatment at Fringe Salon, Alabang.

YStleXMy R2R clutch. Big enough for my phone, camera, and lip gloss. Here I am with my date to the YStyle Ball, dear friend Wanggo Gallaga.

_MG_2181R2R gives work to weaving artisans in Payatas: one of the poorest areas of the Philippines. Through the years, they have been able to help these artisans with financial and health training, offering a better quality of life to those in need.

I was recently (okay, not so recently) to an event to formally launch R2R’s home line: a beautiful array of woven throw pillows, rugs, and floor mats. We were offered a talk on what it means to live a sustainable life, what were the cost implications of having that type of lifestyle, and how R2R fits in to the whole picture.

IMG_5428.JPGReese Fernandez-Ruiz, President of R2R letting us know a bit more about R2R’s history and where they plan to take the brand. Look at those beautiful floor pillows.

IMG_5426-0.JPGA beautiful selection of pillows and mats were offered for sale at the event.

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IMG_5427-0.JPGIt was an informative evening, especially for someone like me who’s currently in the processing of building a dream home.

IMG_5425-0.JPGThank you Reese and Arriane for the invite!

For those interested in learning more about R2R’s home living set and beautiful bags, please check out their:

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All photos of R2R floor mat by my awesome photography partner Pat Martires. Check out his:

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