You get Island Girl, an eco-ethical fashion accessory brand based in Cebu. Founded by mother and daughter team Janice and Janet Chua, Island Girl aims to create contemporary fashion pieces that showcase the best of the Philippines’ indigenous materials while creating sustainable livelihood for Filipino artisans.
Channeling proud island vibes and love of nature, the Island Girl Collection is handcrafted using 80% natural and local materials, ethically sourced without disrupting the environment. Every piece is cut, cleaned, and polished by hand, creating contemporary pieces that respect Filipino artisans, traditional Filipino crafts, and the ecosystems in which they live.
Island Girl currently employs up to 20 artisan communities across Cebu, many of whom are home-based women artisans. A single piece touches many hands during its transformation, providing livelihood to multiple makers while showcasing the best the Philippines has to offer.
Producing natural material fashion accessories is a very noble thing because our efforts allow wealth to trickle down to the grass root communities. The material passes through the hands of many in the process of its transformation.