People come first. This philosophy is at the heart of Rags2Riches (R2R), an eco-ethical lifestyle company that empowers community artisans by bringing their work to the global market.
R2R, as a catalyst of inclusive development, aims to bring positive change to artisans by providing them livelihood opportunities, as well as access to design, market, and quality of life programs. Customers share in this effort when they buy beautiful handmade products from R2R.
Local artisans create fashion and home accessories out of upcycled clothes and indigenous fabrics
“When R2R started, it was a small organization that wanted to do a lot for the country. We wanted a kind of business that supports and enriches the livelihood of artisans that is profitable and doesn’t rely on grants and donations. It was a very worthy cause but our success was an uphill climb as it was difficult …