Just a few days after their partnership with Cul-De-Sac, OPPO weaves itself into another fashion-related endeavor this time with social-enterprise and sustainability in mind as the tech powerhouse brand partners with R2R or Rags2Riches. R2R started out in early 2000’s as a social enterprising business helping Filipino artisans by creating meaningful bags and home decors using discarded fabrics — or basahan (literally rags). With top Filipino designers and creatives helping the brand grow like Rajo Laurel, Amina Aranaz-Aluna, and Oliver Tolentino among countless others, R2R has built a reputable name for itself within societal and fashion circles (especially with its social enterprising thrust).
Before the year ends, R2R showcases 4 quirky bag designs conceived by OPPO’s partnered creatives and KOL’s namely David Guison, Rei Germar, Pam Quiñones, and Daryl Chang. Together, these tastemakers weave together a collaborative synergy like never before as they push Filipino design, craftsmanship, and sustainability further with these limited-edition pocket collection.
“OPPO, fueled by continuous innovation, is dedicated to impactful partnerships like R2R. This is just the beginning of our shared journey to promote sustainability,” shared Joanarc Sales, Head of PR and CRM at OPPO Philippines.
Collaboration rooted in sustainability
In a landscape dominated by fast fashion, OPPO and R2R’s collaboration stands as a significant stride towards sustainability. Crafted from sustainable materials, the exclusive fashion pieces encourage support for local artistry, tradition, and environmental conservation.
Rei Germar designed the dumpling bag which has a woven body made with upcycled fabric and gussets made with indigenous fabric in Binetwagan weaves. Its details include genuine leather trims, a magnetic snap top closure, cotton fabric lining, and inner side snaps to transform the dumpling bag into an onigiri-shaped handbag.
Pam Quiñones designed the Loop Bag which features a woven body made with upcycled fabric in a checkerboard pattern. This is R2R’s first completely hand-stitched bag, with no machine used to make it. It is also a vegan bag, with no other components except the fabric used to make the body.
Daryl Chang’s Ring Sling Bag contains a leather drawstring pouch, a round zip purse, and a phone sleeve in jersey woven panel, all attached to a round ring through metal hooks. It also comes with a detachable and adjustable leather strap.
The Pixel Crossbody Bag designed by David Guison is a rectangular crossbody bag made with upcycled fabric woven into a Blocks pattern. It features genuine leather trims, a top zip closure, an exterior back zip pocket, and cotton fabric lining. Both the short handle and wide, adjustable long strap are made with genuine leather. It comes with a bag charm in the form of a key ring and upcycled fabric tassels.
Helping Filipino artisans enjoy the present
By collaborating with R2R, OPPO is also helping these artisans enjoy the present this Holiday season. The campaign, which will launch a limited-edition bag collection, is an ideal stage for R2R’s partner artisans’ talents to be recognized.
Profits from the collection will directly benefit the families of R2R artisans, and OPPO products will be provided to enhance their daily lives.
“We thank OPPO for amplifying our local artisans’ talents and strengthening our shared mission of promoting sustainability,” said Reese Ruiz-Fernandez, President and Founding Partner of R2R.
Score These Limited-Edition Meaningful Fashion Pieces!
If you’re looking for a perfect, memorable Christmas gift, these limited-edition pieces are ideal for you. You’ll surely put a smile on your gift recipient’s face while making the local artisans’ Christmas truly merry by purchasing these exclusively designed bags.
Each piece is priced at Php 3,500 and you may avail it for pre-order via the R2R website www.r2r.ph/collections/r2r-x-oppo-philippines.
All of the proceeds from your purchase will go exclusively to the R2R artisans to help them further their craft and livelihood. You can also extend your generosity further to our local artisans and their families by donating your OPPO phones and other tech items to help them ease their livelihood and benefit their everyday living.