About Rags2Riches, Inc. (R2R)
R2R is a for-profit social enterprise based in Manila, Philippines, creating eco-ethical fashion and home accessories out of upcycled scap cloth, indigenous, and organic materials by working with artisans from community-based enterprises across the country. To know more about RIIR’s products and social statement, log on to www.rags2riches.ph.
About the Designer:
Amina Aranaz- Alunan is a Filipino bag designer and School of Fashion and the Arts (SoFA) co-founder. She graduated Cum Laude from Instituto Marangoni in Milan and returned to Manila to build the family bag brand, Aranaz. She was awarded by Philippine Daily Inquirer’s Super as the designer of the Year for 2006 and was nominated in the Accessories Designer of the Year category at the Mega Fashion Awards 2007. She is also a member of the Fashion and Design Council of the Philippines (FDCP). Known for her fralir for fashion, she is also often cited as one of Manila’s style icons. Amina Aranaz-Alunan and her mother Becky Aranaz, greatly contributed to Rags2Riches’ growth as a more sustainable social business enterprise. Amina also supported the Rags2Riches women with skills training through her School of Fashion and the Arts, or SOFA Manila.