About the organization
VESTI is a social enterprise that combines the beauty of traditional indigenous fabrics and textiles with high-end and modern fashion. VESTI offers a line of functional and lifestyle bags made of indigenous fabrics from Mindanao and aims to share the region's unique culture and artistry through its beautiful textiles.
Want to buy their products?
VESTI products are available outside of Philippines on Cambio & Co., our shop for products handcrafted and designed in Philippines.
Retail & Ecommerce
Filipino handcrafts, Jewelry, bags & accessories
What makes it a social enterprise?
Founded by designer Martha Rodriguez, VESTI collaborates with tribes and communities in Mindanao, as well as with small-case industries and livelihood programs to support local artisan weavers by buying fabrics directly from them, without the aid of a middle man or other parties.
Being from Mindanao herself, Martha Rodriguez created with one goal in mind: build Mindanao Pride by showcasing indigenous fabrics woven from different tribes in Mindanao and transforming them into modern functional and lifestyle bags. VESTI is a social enterprise fully committed to preserving the Mindanao textile industry and promoting Mindanao culture.
What is its social cause?Culture, Entrepreneurship & local business development
Who does it impact?Rural Communities, Aboriginal / Indigenous groups
Resources to learn more about VESTI
[Teresay] Celebrating Filipino Ethnicity through Vesti
[Smart Mommy Online] Vesti Bag Made From Mindanao's Beautiful Textiles
[MUNI] Vesti: Preserving Mindanao Textiles Through Designer Bags
[Nomad Manager] Dreamer & Doer: Martha Rodriguez of VESTI Bags
[Style Bible PH] Behind the Brand: VESTI
[interaksyon] Accent on the "fab" in Mindanao's fabrics