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Messy Bessy: All-Inclusive

The market is rife with entrepreneurial start-ups, green household and body care brand Messy Bessy is one of the rare few that are in it for the betterment of others. Neatly tucked in a non-descript low-rise in Makati, the Messy Bessy headquarters is, in a word, bustling. Box upon box of products are stacked around the…

Cambio Market: A Socially Conscious Lifestyle

As AIESEC volunteers, Gelaine and Jérôme have always been involved in the non-profit sector, although their personal career paths (corporate and IT) were not exactly aligned.  It wasn’t until a trip to the Philippines in 2012 did the idea for ChooseSocial first occur. A passion project “We wanted an online directory of social enterprises in…

The New Breed of Fashion Business

Rags2Riches is the perfect example of a successful sustainable fashion brand in the Philippines. They collaborate with top notch local designers and devastated dumpsite communities to create beautifully-handcrafted products, thus, earning features in international titles such as Vogue, and Marie Claire. They have garnered wide appeal across different segments?—?supported by influencers, aspired to by twenty-somethings,…

Reimagining Tradition: The Story of Union Crafts

“It would be irresponsible for us to say that we are a social enterprise. We don’t want to claim that or have the focus be on that. We aren’t doing enough to be able to claim that,” says Jen Bonifacio, co-founder and Creative Director of Union Crafts, a start up business that sells lifestyle goods…

Next Day Better: Community of Global Changemakers

Words and ideas are perhaps two of the most powerful driving forces of the community that this generation–the millenials– have built. And no one seems to understand this more than Next Day Better.