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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.

Contest Mechanics:


Rags2Riches Collaborates with Aranaz for 2010 Fall/Holiday Collection

ECO-ETHICAL STYLE takes center stage as Rags2Riches/RIIR Designer Line unveiled its Fall/ Holiday collection of signature bags and accessories. Created by premier designer Amina Aranaz-Alunan, the launch of RIIR-Aranaz’s Fall/Holiday collection is the collaboration of Filipino style connoisseurs – RIIR, Aranaz and Rajo Laurel, who graciously lent pieces from his couture collection to the runway muses of the event.

I am particularly impressed how every piece of RIIR-Aranaz collection has been meticulously-woven and comes with a tag that tells who the particular mother in Payatas made it – creating an instant bond between the maker and the bag owner.   It also uplifts the mothers of Payatas out of poverty.

the mothers of Payatas with Chin-Chin Gutierrez (RIIR advocacy supporter)