Weaving Paper Bead Dresses for Francis Sollano

Meet FRANCIS SOLLANO, a Filipino designer and Global Shaper of the World Economic Forum, he's changing the way we define what is non-valuable garbage by transforming waste into something of new found value. Sharing his arts in major cities across the globe to spread awareness of our growing environmental issues and how 'Trashion' can be the solution. We are extremely honored to be working with him on one of his latest projects.

 

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continuing to bead the change.....

As we continue to coordinate with our local retailers and consigners to refresh their inventory and ensure the women’s wares are available to find new homes in your jewelry collection our efforts to expand our market are important since the more we sell, the more we are able to provide meaningful work to the women.  

Lumago Designs’ efforts always come back to the artisans and the community where they live and we were fortunate to be recognized for our efforts as a social enterprise in a nomination for the second consecutive year for the Design Social Enterprise Awards, an effort of Price Waterhouse Cooper to recognize social enterprises making a significant impact in the lives of Filipinos.  The awards ceremony will be at the end of May and we are honored to be considered among the many progressive organizations working to change the business and philanthropic environment here in the Philippines.  

This comes on the heels of Fashion Revolution Week, a series of events around Manila aiming to spread awareness of the burden of fast fashion on the working poor and highlighted by a screening of The True Cost, a documentary film which makes a convincing case for sustainable fashion and how the unsustainable cycle of “fast fashion” has impacted the developing world.  In their coverage of the event, CNN Philippines mentioned Lumago Designs as an ambassador to this movement.  We are proud to continue our efforts to #beadthechange here in the Philippines and spread our story around the world, while at the same time humbled to see the great work and support of so many others around us working to make the world a better place.
 

CNN Philippines covered Fashion Revolution's jam-packed event showing "The True Cost" in Makati, Manila, and we're very honored to be mentioned as an ambassador to this movement! Check it out and watch the seminal film!

CNN Philippines covered Fashion Revolution's jam-packed event showing "The True Cost" in Makati, Manila, and we're very honored to be mentioned as an ambassador to this movement! Check it out and watch the seminal film!

upcycled jewelry in England


Becky recently spent some time in England for a good friend’s wedding and was able to expand our offerings in the UK and prepare for the launch of our UK online shop.  She was also fortunate to meet with the people behind Fairmondo, a UK-based Fair Trade marketplace, and many other like-minded people at a social enterprise meetup in London.  Upon her return, she’s been working tirelessly to improve our website and finalize the UK and Philippines online stores before their launch at the end of May which we're all incredibly excited about!
 

Thanks to Fairmondo UK for the opportunity to sell at the Triodos Bank Annual meeting today and to reach out to like minded individuals. It was an honour to finally meet the kind hearts behind the cooperative. Our UK followers can find Lumago jewelry online at https://fairmondo-uk.sharetribe.com/en/lumagodesigns

Thanks to Fairmondo UK for the opportunity to sell at the Triodos Bank Annual meeting today and to reach out to like minded individuals. It was an honour to finally meet the kind hearts behind the cooperative.

Our UK followers can find Lumago jewelry online at https://fairmondo-uk.sharetribe.com/en/lumagodesigns

summer in Siargao


After a short trip to Siargao in Surigao del Norte this past March, we are happy to have three new retailers offering Lumago Designs products to their local market and visitors.  Check out our distributors listings and visit these stores for a great selection of our products if you’re in that part of the Philippines or planning a visit.
 

 If you make it to Siargao Philippines this summer be sure to try some of brewed coffee,and check out our beautiful display at The Avocado Tree. We're very excited to be working alongside such advocates for local crafts and sustainable products. Here's the best little chill out spot at The Avocado Tree run by Stephanie Rochat in Siargao  

 If you make it to Siargao Philippines this summer be sure to try some of brewed coffee,and check out our beautiful display at The Avocado Tree. We're very excited to be working alongside such advocates for local crafts and sustainable products. Here's the best little chill out spot at The Avocado Tree run by Stephanie Rochat in Siargao
 

We stumbled upon this gem of a store Felice Island in Siargao this week and they are another perfect host for our beautiful pieces! Along with other chemical free and locally made products they also offer workshops in all sorts of creative techniques to locals and tourists traveling through. The owner Jof is wonderful and passionate about the products she sells and almost immediately recognized our brand! Be sure to stop by if you're coming through.  

We stumbled upon this gem of a store Felice Island in Siargao this week and they are another perfect host for our beautiful pieces! Along with other chemical free and locally made products they also offer workshops in all sorts of creative techniques to locals and tourists traveling through. The owner Jof is wonderful and passionate about the products she sells and almost immediately recognized our brand! Be sure to stop by if you're coming through.
 

feel like shopping while supporting a worthwhile cause?


ChooseSocial.PH is your destination to discover and explore the social enterprise scene in Philippines. Want to learn about a particular organization, looking for an organization to support, or maybe just feel like shopping while supporting a worthwhile cause? ChooseSocial.PH has got you covered.

We at Lumago love this website and are proud to be featured on it, thank you ChooseSocial.PH.  Click on the picture below to check out causes and spread the word.

 

a great collaboration of efforts


We were honored to hear our friends at The American School in Switzerland (TASIS) spent the weekend raising money for the projects they support in Zambia by selling Lumago jewelry, therefore helping two communities at once.

With the money they raised, they'll support Greenpop, a day school where they hold workshops for street children who are given the chance of an education and a meal every day.

What a great collaboration of efforts.
Shop ethically and be happy!
 

fair bazaar, New York, handmade Upcycled jewelry Philippines

photoshoot: behind the scenes


We had a sensational day with the best group of people. We're so touched by how beautiful Lumago is in every sense, from the colourful products; to the talented artisans; our faithful customers and everyone who is drawn in by the inspiring story to help us become stronger and more successful in our quest to #beadthechange

A huge thanks to everyone involved, with an excellent team like you, it all just came together and worked like there was something bigger and more powerful working with us! 

Special thanks to our volunteers from Finding Amity for the gorgeous footage.