Katutubong Kamay Handicrafts Co.
About the organization
KATUTUBONG KAMAY HANDICRAFTS Co. is a society-centered, social enterprise with IP (indigenous people) communities as partner-beneficiaries in crafting fashionable and marketable handmade accessories. It employs creative and skilled indigenous communities through the handicraft-making livelihood under their respective brand names.
Retail & Ecommerce
Filipino handcrafts, Jewelry, bags & accessories
What makes it a social enterprise?
KATUTUBONG KAMAY HANDICRAFTS Co. aims to Enhance indigenous people ingenuity and translate this to an opportunity that will work towards the community's advantage. They envision sustainable and empowered Indigenous communities with a sense of pride and dignity in their culture, craftsmanship and heritage.
Through collaboration with indigenous communities, partner companies, social enterprises, and other established stakeholders who share the same vision for indigenous communities, KKH commits to provide sustainable livelihood, promote indigenous materials and preserve the culture of indigenous communities.
The company’s first venture is a partnership with Brgy. San Miguel, Sitio Kati-kati, Province of Guimaras, Aeta Community. The community’s exceptional craftsmanship grounded on their culture and belief paved way for a 100% handmade, fashion line under the brand name Maruyog Charms. By selling those accessories as high-end products at a better price than what they can get on the local market and by making it a global brand, the Aeta community can aspire to have a more stable source of income from the production of their art.
What is its social cause?Culture, Poverty eradication
Who does it impact?Aboriginal / Indigenous groups
Resources to learn more about Katutubong Kamay Handicrafts Co.
[The Daily Guardian] Guimaras-based social enterprise bags P200T int’l funding grant
[Nomad Manager Facebook Photos] Visiting an Aeta Tribe in Guimaras for Maruyog Charms
[PURR blog] Maruyog Charms: Stylish amulets
[What, When and Wearabouts] Tribal Pride
[ANC 24/7] Watch Katutubong Kamay Handicrafts co-founder Maereen Olayta shows how their 'maruyog charms' are made.