Jacinto & Lirio
About the organization
JACINTO & LIRIO (meaning Hyacinth and Lily) is a brand by EcoIngenuity Inc., that showcases the Filipino innovation of plant leather, like the water hyacinth, into fashionable and functional statement bags and accessories through sustainable means.
Also offered are Jacinto & Lirio's high-end Kwaderno notebooks, a line of statement refillable journals also made from water hyacinth leather.
Retail & Ecommerce
Green products, Jewelry, bags & accessories
What makes it a social enterprise?
Jacinto & Lirio is the flagship brand of social enterprise EcoIngenuity Inc., which aims to raise the competitiveness of Philippine indigenous materials and support the communities who produce them by building global Filipino design brands. All items are not only fashionable, but eco-ethically produced and created in collaboration with aspiring and established Filipino designers and innovators. They work with communities within the Philippines with more than 100 women and men being engaged in the supply chain.
In itself, the water hyacinth is actually one of the most invasive aquatic species in the Philippines, devastating communities through clogging waterways and aggravating floods. Therefore, each purchase not only goes toward sustaining the livelihoods of individuals and their communities, but also transforms the negative impact of the water hyacinth into one of hope and empowerment.
Jacinto & Lirio works with communities in Pampanga, Rizal, Laguna and a lot more water hyacinth infested communities.
What is its social cause?Environment, Employment development & skills training
Who does it impact?Disaster affected groups, Rural Communities
Resources to learn more about Jacinto & Lirio
[FYSE] Spotlight on Noreen Marian Bautista - Building a stylish fashion brand that embodies values of sustainability and social impact
[Ateneo de Manila University] Bagged! Ateneo students win BiD Challenge Philippines prize for biz plan using plant leatherette