Ever wonder what tastemakers and stylish shoppers have in their shopping bags?
We asked Reese Fernandez-Ruiz, sustainability advocate, cofounder and president of Rags2Riches and Things That Matter, about her zero-waste starter kit, her go-to baby wash and some beloved local products that create positive impact.
Messy Bessy Little Warrior. I don’t leave the house without this! It smells awesome, is made from plant-derived ingredients, and it works! And the best part is, it is manufactured by a local social enterprise that provides education, employment and rehabilitation for at-risk young adults.
Visit Messy Bessy, R3 Level, Power Plant Mall
Human Nature baby wash. This is my son’s goto baby wash. My toddler loves bath time so it is important for me that the products he uses are safe and sustainable. Human Nature is also a company that inspires so much goodness and love for country and the environment.
Available at Marketplace, P1 Level, Power Plant Mall
The Rockwellist tote by Aranaz and R2R. The Rockwellist tote is a beautiful tote/summery beach bag that makes use of natural fibers and recycled tarpaulins from Power Plant Mall. It also has a handwoven drop-in purse made by the R2R artisans using scrap fabric. We are proud to collaborate with one of our design partners in R2R, Aranaz and, of course, Power Plant Mall.
Subscribe to the Power Plant Mall newsletter to find out how to get your own The Rockwellist tote
SIP Burrito. SIP is a company that cares about the environment and creates products that can help you start your zero-waste lifestyle. They sell metal straws, tumblers and utensil sets that you can bring with you to avoid using those single-use plastic disposables. My favorite is the SIP Burrito (metal version). It comes with a set of utensils, chopsticks, a straw, a milk tea straw and a straw cleaner.
Available at Common Room, R2 Level, Power Plant Mall
R2R Joaquin card holder. It is a simple, understated product that can fit about 20 cards. I used to put all my cards in my wallet but because they were piling up in number, I needed a simple card holder that would make everything visible and easily accessible. The Joaquin is handwoven by our R2R artisans using upcycled scrap fabric.
Available during R2R pop-up shops at Power Plant Mall and via www.rags2riches.ph or www.thingsthatmatter.ph
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ABS-CBN helps arm Filipinos with relevant information to stop the spread of disease through its “Ligtas Pilipinas sa COVID-19” campaign on radio, TV and online.
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HELP came through for health workers in East Avenue Medical Center after ABS-CBN delivered masks and other protective gear and snacks to show support and Kapamilya love to those leading
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“Maraming, maraming salamat po sa award na ipinagkaloob ninyo sa amin. Alay namin ito sa kapatid kong si Gina Lopez,” said “G Diaries” host and Bantay Bata 163 executive director
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She could hardly contain her joy and excitement when she saw her son walking towards her. She welcomed him with tight hugs and happy tears as a loving mother would
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ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya Foundation Inc. (ALKFI) renamed its building Gina Lopez Building in honor of its late chairperson and founder of ALKFI programs Bantay Bata 163 and Bantay Kalikasan.
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For the Love of Children For the Love of Children These children live everyday making ends meet without losing hope that a better future awaits them. Together, let’s keep their hopes alive
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