A cross-body bag embroidered with flowers using raffia ribbon & sequins.

Rags2Riches (R2R)

In a world where fast and cheap labour is the norm, R2R (a.k.a. Rags2Riches) sets out to prove that people are always valuable.

Co-founded by Reese Fernandez-Ruiz, a Forbes Magazine Top 30 Under 30 Social Entrepreneur, R2R works with local artisans across the Philippines to create eco-ethical fashion and home accessories. Every piece is joyfully woven from upcycled, overstock cloth and indigenous fabrics.

By creating a business that’s truly inclusive, R2R collaborates with empowered artisans as they strive to weave better futures for their families and communities.

Our visit to an artisan community that R2R works with in the Philippines

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Meet R2R's founder & learn how she built a leading eco-ethical brand

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How we're creating generational change in the Philippines & diaspora

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Reese Fernandez-Ruiz, Co-Founder Rags2Riches

I don't want to just create livelihoods and income. I want to create sustainable, eco-ethical products. It can be a win-win situation for everybody.