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RL Picks: Gifts for the Eco-Conscious Friend

Share the joy of Christmas with eco-friendly gifts, accessories, and must-haves


“Being eco-conscious also benefits the well-being of the person—the materials are less VOC. So always check the process and the components of the materials you are going to use in your home.” —Willie Garcia, Interior Designer and Eco-Warrior 

Picks by Rachelle Medina, Dagny Madamba, Tala Singson, and Paula de Guzman. Photographed by Louie Aguinaldo, Kurt Alvarez, Vincent Coscolluela, Dairy Darilag, and Mike Caliso (Olivia and Diego Products).

Read the original article ("Truly Gifted") in the November 2013 issue of Real Living Magazine. Download your digital copy of Real Living on the Real Living App now! Log on to for more details.


Chess Set, P10,000, Resurrection Furniture and Found Objects Gallery


File Box, P3,500, Resurrection Furniture and Found Objects Gallery


Framed Paper Heart Art, P4,500, KISH 

Retaso Braids

Surigao (Kelly green), Hand-woven Necklace, P200, Olivia and Diego

Tarlac (Mint Green) Hand-woven Necklace, P150, Olivia and Diego

Caffeinated Tote

Recycled Nescafe Wrapper Tote Bag, P650, Junk Not!

Party Hues

Recycled Wrapper Clutch (beaded), P250, Junk Not!

Recycled Wrapper Clutch (plain), P150, Junk Not!

Recycled Wrapper Clutch (beaded), P250, Junk Not!

Recycled Wrapper Clutch (plain), P150, Junk Not!


Wood Badges by Angela Taguiang, price available upon request, Speculiars 

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