Rags2Riches

About the organization

Rags2Riches is a social enterprise that creates eco-ethical fashion and home accessories out of recycled scrap cloth, organic materials, and indigenous fabrics by working with artisans (mostly women) living in poor communities across the country.

RIIR pieces fuse timeless silhouettes with a selection of traditional and contemporary artisanal techniques. Each piece illustrates the tactile richness of different handmade textures as well as the artful interpretations of the lives and values of the artisans.

Business Category

Retail & Ecommerce

Business Sub-Category

Green products, Jewelry, bags & accessories, Home & d├ęcor

Year Founded

2007

What makes it a social enterprise?

Rags2Riches partners with artisans from all over the Philippines, and was created to provide these artisans with fair access to the market and the formal economy, as well as with additional skills-based, financial, and health training so they can maximize their career potential and take steps towards long-term financial and personal well-being.

What is its social cause?
Employment development & skills training, Entrepreneurship & local business development, Poverty eradication
Who does it impact?
Women, Low-income individuals
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