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WATCH: Turning Trash into Opportunities

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WATCH: Turning Trash into Opportunities

  My partner social enterprise Lumago Designs is a sustainable/fair trade jewelry brand based in Dumaguete, Philippines. Check out these videos to learn more about the brand and their beautiful artisans! Video 1: Bead the Change   Video 2: The Voices of Lumago Artisans   Video 3: More from the Artisans FINAL THOUGHTS... Most of the time I feel that Filipinos have come so far in terms of being more progressive in their views — then something comes up on social media that makes me question my belief, which in turn leaves me wondering if Filipinos really are the progressive thinkers...

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WATCH: Harvesting and "Leatherizing" Water Hyacinths

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WATCH: Harvesting and "Leatherizing" Water Hyacinths

My partner social enterprise Jacinto & Lirio has filmed these short but very informative videos that demonstrate how their water hyacinths are harvested and "leatherized" before turning them into super functional journals/planners and travel wallets among other things. They give us a glimpse of the amount of work put into these processes which is, for me, always a compelling sight to behold. I also love the fact that the clips focused on the workers themselves. Getting to know these workers and listening to them talk about their stories MATTER!    VIDEO 1: Harvesting Water Hyacinths   VIDEO 2: Leatherizing Water Hyacinths  ...

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