Bagong Payatas Community Ventures Inc. (TRESE)
About the organization
TRESE is a social enterprise that offers silk-screen printing and sewing services and operates out of the Gawad Kalinga village of Payatas 13. It was originally established out of a livelihood program that engaged out-of-school youth and women to silk-screen and sew t-shirts, but has since expanded to include made-to-order silk screened items.
TRESE offers silk-screening and printing services to a number of other social enterprises such as Human Nature and Suelas shoes. TRESE is also Human Nature’s first and oldest social enterprise partner, and produces all Human Nature merchandise (such as shirts, tote bags, etc.). The organization also supports other social enterprises by providing education and training on silk-screen printing methods to start-up social businesses.
All TRESE products are proudly sewn and silkscreened by the skillful hands of residents in the community.
Consulting and professional services
What makes it a social enterprise?
TRESE was created and operates within the Gawad Kalinga village of Payatas 13, a poor region within Philippines. It is operated by local residents of the community, and employs and trains individuals within the village. Therefore, all profits contribute towards the growth and development of the local community. It is also well-connected to the Gawad Kalinga network, and provides much of its services to support other social enterprises within Philippines.
What is its social cause?Entrepreneurship & local business development, Social enterprise development, Poverty eradication
Who does it impact?Rural Communities, Low-income individuals, Other social enterprises, co-operatives or charities, etc.
Payatas, Quezon City, Philippines
Where is Bagong Payatas Community Ventures Inc. (TRESE) in Philippines
Resources to learn more about Bagong Payatas Community Ventures Inc. (TRESE)
Suelas: The Traveling Shoes - Fearless Princess - Blog Post
Getting to Know Human Nature's GK Community Partner: Trese
Shopping For Change: Social Enterprises 101
Give the World a Little Nudge - Socially Responsible Suppliers
Awakening the Sleeping Giant: Bagong Payatas Community Ventures Inc.