Rags2Riches by Aranaz launched a handbag for the stylish woman who is family oriented, a food-lover and an excellent host. The RIIR by Aranaz Mercato bag is a stylized market / picnic basket using indigenous materials and recycled fabrics designed by Amina Aranaz and produced by the women of Payatas.

Aren’t these bags stylish? They could be your perfect shopping or travel buddies especially when you go on those cheap all inclusive holidays. They look handy enough for those glamorous excursions and sojourns we are oh so fond of!

RIIR Aranaz Mercato Bag

RIIR Aranaz Mercato Bag

RagsRiches is a social business enterprise creating social statement in style. Rags2Riches empowers women communities, and upcycles scrap cloth discarded by garment factories around the Philippines.

This afternoon’s muses:

RIIR Aranaz Mercato Bag

1. Audrey Tan-Zubiri
Audrey has 2 lovely kids, Adriana and Juanmi. Being a gracious host is part of her role as wife to Senator Juan Miguel Zubiri. Miguel loves to entertain his friends and Audrey has become a master at planning and execution of these events.

RIIR Aranaz Mercato Bag

2. Amanda Griffin-Jacob
Model turned doting mom to handsome baby named Kieran. She balances her time between Hong Kong and Manila while managing to throw Mother-Baby themed events for other style loving moms.

RIIR Aranaz Mercato Bag

3. Hindy Weber-Tantoco
Hindy values health and natural living. She is at a point in her life and career where she thinks less is more. “I think we need to rethink the way we CONSUME.” She wants to veer away from mindless, irresponsible, unsustainable consumption. She wants a new business model that embraces beauty, design, art, the good life—without compromising our planet and its less fortunate inhabitants. She embodies the Rags2Riches eco-ethical lifestyle.

RIIR Aranaz Mercato Bag

4. Kaye Termulo-Garcia
Kaye has 2 adorable boys and a cute little girl. She has mastered the art of entertaining. She loves having friends over and enjoys planning themed parties and gatherings. It can be as simple as a particular cuisine and excellent table setting to match.

RIIR Aranaz Mercato Bag

5. Issa Litton
Issa is a mother of two and a sought after TV & event host. She also hosts “Secrets of the Masters” a cooking show that airs on QTV Channel 11. She is a self-confessed and certified foodie.

RIIR Aranaz Mercato Bag

6. Juana Manahan-Yupangco
Juana is a mother turned entrepreneur who recently launched her own line of little boys clothing called Capolino. Valuing giving her son only the best, she does not compromise style, health and nutrition for her family.

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7. Loralee Baron-Soong
Loralee a co-founder of the School of Fashion and the Arts has 2 adorable twin girls, Noelle and Gabrielle. They are very fashionable just like their mom. Loralee has found a good balance between her career and family life and manages to look fashionable day in and out.

RIIR Aranaz Mercato Bag

8. Erica Paredes
Erica is a fashion stylist and make-up artist but she also loves to cook and to entertain. She has been in the print (magazine and newspaper) industry since 2002. She is into conceptualizing and creating imaginative, fun, youth oriented editorials. She was also responsible for providing readers with beauty-related tips and articles, as well as feature new and upcoming products and monthly lifestyle articles, including personalities, restaurants and travel. Her passion for cooking and entertaining has led her to selling her own sweet goodies under the brand Birthday Café.

Bounty Fresh,  Leung De Leon Marketing and Rags2Riches with RIIR by Aranaz Mercato Bag  Muses

The event was brought to you by Bounty Fresh, together with Rags2Riches, Aranaz, and Leung De Leon Marketing Services Inc.