• Wednesday, August 20, 2014
  • A program of IPS Inter Press Service supported by the Dutch MDG3 Fund

    Rags to Riches


    From waste, to wealth, to world class – all this achieved in Payatas, the site for one of the Philippines’ largest dumpsites that is also home to thousands of families. Before, the women simple wanted to put food on the table, so they made rugs out of scrap cloth, unearthed from the garbage. Now, through Rags2Riches Inc, a social business enterprise that has brought together fashion designers, marketers and entrepreneurs, thee women are creating high-end designer fashion masterpieces and home accessories that are ethical and eco-friendly. This is produced by Probe Media Foundation together with IPS Asia-Pacific’



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