The Story of the Versions Collection

The Story of the Versions Collection

April 06, 2017

Our S/S 2017 collection, Versions, embraces the beautiful complexity of the R2R Woman and adapts to the multiple transformations she makes every day while still weaving together the values she carries. Each piece in this collection transforms into two completely different personas, adapting to the different versions of the R2R Woman.

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The 3 Joyful Couples of Rags2Riches

The 3 Joyful Couples of Rags2Riches

February 14, 2017 1 Comment

We sat down with three joyfully married couples of R2R––Ate Nhing & Kuya Jhune, Ate Sugar & Kuya Yam, and Reese & Mark––and asked them to share their love story this Valentine's Day.

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R2R Launches the Medina Collection for F/H 2016

R2R Launches the Medina Collection for F/H 2016

September 23, 2016 1 Comment

Rags2Riches, a fashion and design house empowering community artisans from the Philippines, is expanding its line of classic, functional, and artisanal bags by launching its Fall/Holiday 2016 Collection, the Medina on the 20th of September at South Court, Power Plant Mall.

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Our 3 Collections Woven with Philippine Indigenous Textiles

Our 3 Collections Woven with Philippine Indigenous Textiles

August 14, 2016 1 Comment

Most R2R advocates are familiar with the artisans behind the signature R2R weave that make up most of our pieces. But there is a group of weavers that we also love working and weaving joyful stories with. These are the talented indigenous communities around the Philippines.

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R2R Living Turns 2

R2R Living Turns 2

July 10, 2016

Since the launch of R2R Living two years ago, we've been working hard to bring stylish, artisanal, and sustainable home accents to our growing number of R2R advocates who value green design for your homes. And in those two years, we’ve achieved some milestones that we would like to share and celebrate with you.

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Recap: MYO Workshop and Open House Last June 25-26

Recap: MYO Workshop and Open House Last June 25-26

July 03, 2016 5 Comments

It’s the first time we’ve let our advocates have a behind-the-scenes look at what goes on in our workshop and have them actually participate in the bag-making process with our workshop artisans. Here are the highlights of what our advocates experienced during the exclusive workshop and open house.

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The Joyful Stories & Faces Behind the R2R Stores

The Joyful Stories & Faces Behind the R2R Stores

May 22, 2016 2 Comments

Our store ambassadors are so much more than just sales associates; they are true representatives of R2R. Strike a conversation with them when you visit any of our stores and they can share with you the many joyful stories under their belt.

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Mother's Day Giveaway: Win a Classic R2R Buslo

Mother's Day Giveaway: Win a Classic R2R Buslo

May 07, 2016 8 Comments

In honor of this weekend's occasion, we have a gift to all our amazing mommy advocates! Get a chance to win a classic Buslo for you (or your mom!) by joining our giveaway contest.

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Behind the Scenes of the Valore Collection: A Q&A with R2R's Lead Designer Chris

Behind the Scenes of the Valore Collection: A Q&A with R2R's Lead Designer Chris

April 17, 2016

The meaningful story behind the Valore Collection is the brainchild of R2R's lead designer, Chris Cera. Allow us to take you through the design process of this newest collection, where he gets his inspiration to design R2R's artisanal bags, and what you can expect from R2R's upcoming collections.

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The Story of the Valore Collection

The Story of the Valore Collection

April 14, 2016 3 Comments

The Valore Collection illustrates the story of Filipinos living in other parts of the world yet still carry with them the things they value the most. We hear about these modern day heroes every day – how they found themselves uprooted from the familiarity and comfort of home in order to secure better lives for their loved ones back in the Philippines. It is their hard work, sacrifice, and dedication to the people and principles they value that brought life to the bags of Valore.

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Why Rags2Riches? The Meaning Behind Our Name

Why Rags2Riches? The Meaning Behind Our Name

April 07, 2016 2 Comments

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

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An Afternoon About the Home: R2R Living x Marilen.ph Launch

An Afternoon About the Home: R2R Living x Marilen.ph Launch

February 12, 2016

Last February 9, 2016, we launched our newest home collection, R2R Living x Marilen.ph, at the R2R store in The Podium Mall. This collection is in collaboration with Marilen Faustino-Montenegro.

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We're Going Home: R2R Living x Marilen.ph

We're Going Home: R2R Living x Marilen.ph

February 01, 2016

We finally have all those pretty, artisan-made, and functional pieces you have always wanted for your home. This collaboration with Marilen.ph is a first for our home accessories line; it has allowed us to branch out from area rugs and pillowcases and into handwoven planters, serving trays, and more that our artisans wove for you.

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R2R x Risqué: Shoes That Matter

R2R x Risqué: Shoes That Matter

January 20, 2016

Last January 15, we held our first event of 2016: the R2R x Risqué Launch and Shopping Party. We launched our most exciting collaborative piece yet; Risqué designed three new shoes and incorporated the signature R2R woven panel in them!

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R2R is a 2015 Eileen Fisher NY Women-Owned Business Grantee

R2R is a 2015 Eileen Fisher NY Women-Owned Business Grantee

November 23, 2015

Rags2Riches, Inc. (R2R) a fashion and design house and for-profit social enterprise from the Philippines, is a 2015 Eileen Fisher NY Women-Owned Business Grantee. What makes this recognition extra special? R2R is the first organization in Asia – and outside the US and Canada, for that matter – to win the grant! This makes us so happy and honored.

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