Disadvantaged women sew scrap fabric into high-end rugs and bags

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Much the way New York designer Diana Eng creates purses from scrap leather, so Rags2Riches sells a line of high-end handbags and foot rugs crafted from discarded scrap fabric. The difference, however, is that Rags2Riches' products are sustainably made by women from marginalized communities in the Philippines, giving them a new source of income and empowerment. Rags2Riches begins by collecting scrap cloths discarded by garment factories around the Philippines. Working in partnership with local designers, it then hires women from local disadvantaged communities to create the resulting handbags and rugs for sale in partner shops. For each rug they make,…

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