Fashion Accessories with a Good Doing Edge

Ann & Arayata: sustainability and beauty

Feb 5, 2013

Handwoven Ann & Arayata scarf. Image from Ann & Arayata Facebook page

Beautifully handmade fashion accessories are what the company Ann & Arayata do best, but their merchandise has quite the good doing edge. All of their products, from scarves, clutches and necklaces, are made by rural Filipino artisans who are part of community coops and receive fair wages. The unique and authentic look to the accessories is due to locally sourced materials that are indigenous to the Philippines. If that’s not enough, 10% of their profits go to sustainable livelihood, infrastructure, food and education projects in both the Philippines and Rwanda through the nonprofit L.I.F.E. For Health.
Ann & Arayata was founded by Lara Stephenson who, inspired by the memory of her mother, has merged her cultural heritage with good doing business practices to create stunning accessories. [Source: Ann & Arayata]

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