Friday, November 6, 2009

Bags of Hope

The very first collaboration between Rags2Riches (RIIR) and Aranaz was a hit, leading to another exciting team-up. “This second collection still utilizes upcycled fabrics from scrap materials from garment manufacturers, but this time we mixed them with natural materials such as wicker. We continued using the rosette details which was a favorite from our summer collection,” shares Amina Aranaz-Alunan.

Launched recently, these eco-chic bags were presented along with School of Fashion and Arts (SoFA) student’s creations using materials such as “walis tambo” and “walis ting ting.” Ingeniously done, I was amazed at their works—both the students and Aranaz. Not only do they have an exhibit of the apprentices’ works and the exhibit of the bags, RIIR and Aranaz put up a silent auction on their one-of-a-kind bags. All of the proceeds were donated to the Redeemers Hope Orphanage, one of the establishments that was damaged by Ondoy. Plus, for the past month, 10% of all RIIR by Aranaz sales will go to funds in helping the victims of Ondoy rebuild their lives.

Check out the goodies below :D

Both the dress and the clutch got rave reviews from the attendees.

Rosettes get a bit more playful in this bright shade.

Becky Aranaz with RIIR’s Reese Fernandez, sporting a full rosette tote.

Pretty sisters Rosanna and Amina came in soft feminine frocks, which was obviously translated into the rosette clutches.

Ms. Philippines-Earth, Sandra Seifert, shows off a neutral-colored bag.

Cute little bows add a whimsical twist to this tote.

The rosette clutches are, obviously, a hit. There are so many color combinations to choose from.

“This collection also has a wider range of prices and sizes in order to cater to different needs, which would be perfect as gifts for the Christmas season. We have bags that start at 500 to P1600. Soon, we are hoping to come out with a follow up line of small purses that fall around P300.” Goody! :D So, visit the Aranaz shops in Greenbelt and Power Plant malls and start your holiday shopping now.

2 comments:

The NeuroChiq said...

Hi Jane, would you know if they have online ordering? I'd love to get one! =D

Ny Minute Now said...

I'm quite overwhelmed by all the updates and happenings. We must hang out when I get back so you could help me catch up hehe!

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