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Lumago in the News



Whitney Fleming, an expat and the woman behind Lumago Designs—another social enterprise that manufactures accessories from upcycled materials—suggests doing it one small step at a time.

“Bring it down to the simplest level. I get my basic things at the grocery store when I know I can’t buy them at other places. But I always make the effort to go to the local market and buy food that I know comes from small business owners.” -

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SO Janelle

The year-end holidays are a season of joy, of giving, and of spending! In this #SoCool segment, Jannelle So-Perkins introduces you to #WomenEntrepreneurs and 

#FilipinoArtisans that will help you find meaningful gifts — and hopefully, will encourage you to choose gifts that give back — Rumples Miranda, co-Founder of and Rebecca Stanbridge of @lumago_designs.

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St Francis TV

Interview with Rebecca Stanbridge of Lumago Designs at the Fair Trade and Alternative Gift Market, St Francis of Assisi, Leesville Road, Raleigh, North Carolina


The World

To grow, blossom or bloom — this is what the Filipino word, lumago, means in the Philippines’ national language. But for the women of Lumago Designs, the word has symbolic meaning, as well...

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Boracay Sun

Lumago Designs, visited the island this past October and teamed-up with Lazy Dog Bed & Breakfast and the Philippine Red Cross Boracay-Malay Chapter to conduct a workshop with youth volunteers...



Quarantine diaries: Lumago Designs
An innovative social enterprise is teaching underprivileged women in the Philippines how to ‘upcycle’ discarded waste into wearable pieces of art. 

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Artesan Gateway

Lumago ticks a lot of boxes when it comes to conscious buying and our customer base is most definitely people who share in our beliefs in purchasing socially-conscious and environmentally-sustainable products...


CNN Philippines

Lumago Designs, a Dumaguete-based social enterprise, employs ten women from the Candau-Ay Community, a short distance away from the province dumpsite. Here they scour for scraps to upcycle into crafted accessories...

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Maiden Maya

It's Women's History Month! To honor female greatness, I'm putting the spotlight on the powerful women leaders who are at the helm of some of my partner brands.

Today, I share with you the story of Becky Stanbridge, owner of Philippines-based social enterprise Lumago Designs.


Our Awesome Planet

LUMAGO DESIGNS: Literally, From Trash To Beautiful Jewelry!

Becky Stanbridge is co-owner of Lumago Designs, and together with Spencer Dempsy, (both no strangers to social enterprises) have invested a wealth of insight and vision into making Lumago Designs run.  

They understand the importance of investing in women, providing opportunities to the underprivileged, and stoking the flame of creativity to cultivate the “crafters” talents and watch them grow. 


Atmosphere Resorts

A separate social enterprise that sprung from Atmosphere’s partnership with the community, Lumago Designs works with these same mothers.

Lumago Designs gives these women an opportunity to earn a fair wage and provide for their families by employing them to design and create socially and environmentally responsible products. These products are mainly jewelry made from upcycled materials such as paper, leather and fabric.

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Escape The City

We are very passionate about everything that Lumago stands and strives for, Lumago would not exist without it's strong beliefs. We support these women not just by paying them a fair wage but by investing profits back into the community so they don’t just have a job, they also have a livelihood.


All of the designs are born from the minds of the women themselves; we provide them with workshops, design days, and materials to help enrich their inspirations, which means when you buy Lumago you are not buying a mass produced item you are investing in one-of-a-kind pieces of art.

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