Jacinto & Lirio / Human Nature Using indigenous materials for stylish and sustainable bags

See on Scoop.itYellow Boat Social Entrepreneurism

Using indigenous materials for stylish and sustainable bags, this social enterprise delights the customer while empowering the community.

by Noreen Bautista, Co-founder and CEO of Jacinto & Lirio






Our name is Spanish for “Hyacinth and Lily” because what propelled our existence was the water hyacinth, or “water lily”. Our first collection was a collaboration with the world-famous Filipino bag designer, Cora Jacobs who herself had a strong vision to merge fashion and nation building. This project got us involved with Gawad Kalinga Center for Social Innovation and the women from the Cora Cares Foundation which seeks to uplift women’s lives through world class bagmaking.

Our story. Back in 2009, we met innovators who introduced what they called water hyacinth leather — the plant’s stalks turned into a leather-like material. It’s inspiring to know that we can create amazing Filipino innovations and we were driven to show these products to the world.

Our mission. It goes beyond the world of fashion. We are the flagship of the social enterprise EcoIngenuity Inc., which aims to raise the competitiveness of indigenous materials and the communities that produce them through global design brands. Many of these communities still live in poverty, and we believe by creating this market vehicle, we are empowering them with development opportunities and helping build our nation.

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About rictandag

http://about.me/rictandag http://LVHelpGro.net @rictandag @LVHelpGro Returned U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer, Tandag, Surigao del Sur, Republic of the Philippines 1979-1980; Financial Management training Program [FMP], G.E., Appliance Park, Louisville, Kentucky 1981-1982 Champion [two days] Jeopardy 1986 Attorney, Los Angeles, CA 1989-1995 Disabiility Rights Attorney, www.NDALC.org, Las Vegas 1998-1999 Immigration Asylum Attorney, throughout the State of Kansas 1999-2001 Supply Logistics Specialist, UPS Las Vegas, 2006- present http://www.ups-scs.com [business] http://InternationalAidAdvocate.com http://rictandag.tumblr.com/ http://www.facebook.com/rick.passo http://www.linkedin.com/in/rickpasso http://www.twitter.com/rictandag http://paper.li/rictandag http://rictandag.i.ph/blogs/rictandag/ http://ricktandagvegas.blogspot.com/ https://rictandag.wordpress.com/ advocate for: http://www.gk1world.com [Gawad Kalinga, tagalog for "to give care"] http://www.jacintoandlirio.com http://www.civitan.net/diverse http://www.Rags2Riches.ph
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