Gifts That Matter: Gift Guide From The R2R Holiday 2016 Catalog

October 02, 2016 1 Comment

Gifts That Matter: Gift Guide From The R2R Holiday 2016 Catalog

We believe that gift-giving should be done with mindfulness and intention, like all other things we do for the people who matter. It’s so much better if the presents we purchase are woven with a meaningful story, functional for everyday use, and ones that give joy to more than just the recipient.

This is why we have Gifts That Matter, our recommendations of gifts that are locally crafted, artisan-made, and story-filled. What are better kinds of presents on this season of giving?

This list features the R2R Holiday Catalog 2016, showcasing our classic pieces and some new styles we can’t wait to show you! All R2R items carry a joyful story that's waiting to be shared, with each piece handwoven using upcycled, overstock fabric by our talented artisans from different communities in Metro Manila.

For your best friend who loves to travel:


A sling bag that makes passing through airports much more joyful. The Clarence has multiple compartments to hold your passport, boarding pass, cards, bills, and coins. It can even fit a smartphone as big as an iPhone 6S Plus, together with other tiny travel essentials. All this is housed in our signature handwoven fabric.

For your cousin who's in dire need of a phone case:


    Carry your most important gadget everywhere you go with fewer worries and more joy. The Emily is designed to keep your smartphone safe yet handy. It fits something as big as the iPhone 6S Plus and has a detachable wristlet for those quick errands out. To make it more functional, it also has interior pockets for your bills and coins.

    For your barkada's upcoming vacation abroad:


      Add a touch of joy and local pride to your adventures. The Amelia protects your passport in its handwoven body and has card slots for your other IDs.

      For your dad who needs to keep his cards organized: 


        An ordinary card holder made extraordinary with the signature R2R weave. The Joe holds a couple of your credit cards, a few business cards, and your emergency cash in its interior pockets, keeping these essentials nice and organized in your pocket.

        For your boss' business trips:



          The wallet that houses everything you need to breeze through immigration desks and boarding gates. The Ace is designed to fit your passport, boarding pass, and other travel essentials like a pen, some bills and coins, and a few IDs. Its two-toned look made out of vegan leather and our signature weave allows for a lot of joy and meaning in a simple travel wallet.

          For your sister who really (really!) needs a replacement wallet:


            Keep your essentials in this joyfully handwoven R2R classic. It fits all your bills, coins, card, and even a phone as big as an iPhone 6S. 

            For all the tita's and lola's in your clan:


            The Sefina Zip Clutch holds all your necessities and then some for when you're going to formal events and parties, or even when you're just going out for errands. Its roomy interior makes it the perfect drop-and-go kit for whichever lifestyle you have.  

            For the little girls in the family (and the pamasko they're going to get!):


            It may be tiny but it can definitely do a lot! It fits your emergency bills and is really crafted for your spare change. It comes with a key ring so you don't have to endlessly search for it in your bag. 

            For your children's favorite teachers:


            Our Chris Wallets are made from our signature handwoven fabric and can keep your loose change orderly in the interior zip divider. 

            For your mom's heavy duty wallet needs:


            The Matt Travel Wallet is your new go-to travel accessory. It fits all your adventure essentials with five card holders and two pockets. It's also roomy enough to fit a smartphone and passport.

            For your siblings' matching wallets:


            The Vivian Wristlet with a removable leather wrist strap that fits everything you need in its two pockets and two card holders.

            For your colleagues' loose change:


            These Stephanie Purses are a no-brainer. They have the perfect pocket size for loose bills and cards. Simple, useful and meaningful––possibly the best exchange gift you could ever give to your friends and colleagues.

            For that ring (or necklace!) you're gifting your significant other:


            Each Rosette Purse is made from luxurious upcycled fabric from different fashion houses in the Philippines, making each design unique and limited. They're skillfully sewn and folded by our R2R artisans––filling each purse with a joyful and meaningful story. They're perfect for keeping those really small items, like jewelry, rosaries, or even earphones.

            Shop these items in our brick and mortar stores at Glorietta 1, Power Plant Mall, The Podium, TriNoma, UP Town Center, and Ayala Center Cebu. 


            1 Response

            Doris Jane Montorio
            Doris Jane Montorio

            December 06, 2016

            Can I order Amelia and Joe online?

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