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IKEA Partners with Local Social Enterprise Rags2Riches

The Swedish company will be tapping the services of R2R's artisans.

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Photography: (L) IKEA.ph, (R) INSTAGRAM/rags2richesinc

Opening its first home furnishing hub in the Philippines in 2021, IKEA has partnered with local social enterprise Rags2Riches to provide sewing and customization services for the store's clients, accroding to an Inquirer.net report.

Rags2Riches is a design house that aims to empower marginalized communities by offering dignified work; teaching and employing community artisans to create sustainable and ethical fashion and home products. The partnership with IKEA offers 50 of its Pinay artisans training in order to meet IKEA’s skill requirements.

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IKEA communication and sustainability director for Southeast Asia Lars Svensson shared that both teams will initially be working together for three years. Aside from training, the company will also be investing in equipment that will help keep R2R’s production sustainable.

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Svensson noted: “That is a good way of investing money, it makes a difference.”

While waiting for IKEA to arrive, support R2R's efforts by checking out some of their products that you'd love in your home:

Poufs

Perfect living area additions for your tiny condo.

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Mats

Lay one of these just outside your bathroom.

Pillows

Add a touch of color to your couch or your bed.

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Planters

Indulge the plantita in you!

You may also want to invest in many of their fasyon bags:

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For more details, visit IKEA Philippines online and Rags2Riches on Instagram

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