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