Why Rags2Riches? The Meaning Behind Our Name

April 07, 2016

Why Rags2Riches? The Meaning Behind Our Name

It is a little tongue-in-cheek, a little (or very) cheesy, and could even be confusing at times. So why Rags2Riches?

You see, we started with literal "rags," discarded fabric that are usually made into rags or rugs for cleaning and basic home use. One of our co-founders used the name "Rags to Riches" as a journey and a mantra of sorts – transforming poverty to progress, from rags to riches. We thought “riches” should be more than just about income or money. "Riches" is about overall wellbeing and being truly joyful.

While we use "R2R" now, "Rags2Riches" is part of our origin story – one that came about because of a dream of transforming lives and communities.

You can know more about our story here



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