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Kikay Corner Giveaway: Limited Edition RIIR Tree Bag by Rajo Laurel

As promised, I’m giving away this Limited Edition RIIR Rajo Laurel Tree Bag. If you are not yet familiar with RIIR, it stands for Rags2Riches. It is a social business enterprise in collaboration with some of the Philippines’ young professionals, top fashion designers and empowered artisan communities. Together they aim to create an exclusive selection of stylish social statements.

This Limited Edition RIIR Tree Bag by Rajo Laurel looks unassuming when folded. Yes, a feature similar to Longchamp bags.

But it sure is huge enough to serve as a weekender bag. 

The Tree Bag Project is an initialtive of rags2riches in collaboration with Mr. Rajo Laurel, AntHill Fabric Gallery, the Indigenous weavers of Bagued, Abra, the Payatas women of rags2riches. Wood Craftsmen of Pardo, Cebu and the San Carlos Development Board, Inc.

 If you are a follower of Kikay Corner, then you have a chance to win this bag by mid-April, 2012.

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JML’s Turbo Cleaner stain remover took care of my Le Pliage’s ink stain

It was a couple of months back when I found that one of my Le Pliages has acquired this stubborn stain. There was no way I can figure out where it came from. It sure looked like it was ink to me and it was too brutal for me to ignore.

Specific Care Instruction for Longchamp Le Pliage:

Polyamide fabric with induction inside trimmed in cowhide leather
To maintain your product, apply with a soft brush Longchamp colorless cream regularly to leather areas.
To remove dirt, clean the whole lining using a cloth or a soft brush, with water and neutral soap (avoid water spilling over leather parts when cleaning).

Even the care instruction that came with the bag did not help. So I did what any diligent kikay would do. I checked out stores and places for stain removal stuff for the bag. Something that is safe for polyamide fabric, to be exact. Lo and behold, I found one of my favorite household brands carrying just what I need, in one of the malls I frequent. How convenient!

It claims to contain no harmful chemicals and is skin safe — 100% Eco Safe. Removes stubborn stains and works on fabric and leather. I got it for only P299.  The huge stick came with a mini. Something I can just have in my purse for emergency purposes.  🙂 I honestly did not quite expect it to work so beautifully. We all know that ink stains can be as stubborn as can be. But it did! I love that I can use this around the house and practically everything that needs stain removing. 🙂 (more…)