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BEA VALDES

Art to wear, pushing the boundaries of existing design, creating pieces that go beyond fashion

BEA VALDES

Art to wear, pushing the boundaries of existing design, creating pieces that go beyond fashion

The Brand Bio

Founder:
Bea Valdes
Established:
2004
Headquarters:
Manila, Philippines
County of Manufacture:
Philippines

Bea Valdes established her workshop in 2004 with the vision to design pieces that would ultimately be regarded as "art to wear". Bea has always envisioned her workshop and artisans developing into a globally respected showcase for Filipino craftsmanship.

The designer, whose career began in interiors, has expanded into creating stunning beaded accessories, objects, and art installations. Her popularity among stylish women and collectors around the globe has surged.

Today, Bea remains faithful to her creative process by working in her Manila-based atelier with a community of local artisans who constantly push the boundaries of existing design, creating pieces which go beyond fashion - these are keepsakes, and objects that have a life beyond a season, to be passed on as heirlooms. For Bea, the most important components of her entire enterprise have always been the people, the artisans, and the quality of the workshop - the very heart and soul of her endeavour.

Her collection features crystals and semi-precious stone encrusted bags, embroidered glass drop necklaces, distinctive neckpieces, hand-embroidered vests and sash belts swathed in beads - all proudly handmade in the Philippines.

Ethics and Aesthetics
Highlights from Bea Valdes' environmental, social, and personal commitments

Environmental Commitments

Environmental Conservation Efforts and Practices
Uses water respectfully and aims to reduce its water consumption
Energy efficiency: takes steps to reduce energy usage, increase energy efficiency and educates its staff on best practices
Collects scrap materials and/or by-products from its own production for outside recycling and/or repurposing
Animal-friendly, Cruelty-free

Ethical sourcing of feathers: does not use feathers or down obtained from the live plucking of birds

Sustainable Product Design
Designs its products to last and withstand many wears over the years

Ethical and Sustainable Production / Manufacturing

Manufacturing and Production Processes
Factory is in the Philippines, local to the Brand's country of origin / business operations, reducing its carbon footprint
Sources its labour locally: 26-50% of its sourcing is done with local, independent suppliers
Manufactures its collections and products in limited quantities, avoiding mass production
Waste Management and Recycling
Optimises its design and production (e.g. pattern cutting etc.) to minimise fabric and material waste

Personal and Social Commitments

Good Corporate Governance
Fair pay: All employees and subcontractors are paid the local minimum and/or living wage
Committed to and has policies/standards in place to ensure responsible labour practices and conditions (e.g. Code of Conduct)
Equal employment: ensures its hiring and employment practices do not, in any way, discriminate
Ensures safe working conditions for all employees

Provides training to artisans that are part of its supply chain

Fair Trade Practices

No child or forced labour: supplier/s have policies in place preventing any child and/or forced labour


Handcrafted, Artisanal

Products are handcrafted in the Brand's own studio and factory
Supports the preservation of cultural skills and techniques through handcrafted production
The State of the Art
Take a peek into the world of Bea Valdes

The Brand Bio

Founder:
Bea Valdes
Established:
2004
Headquarters:
Manila, Philippines
Country of Manufacture:
Philippines

Bea Valdes established her workshop in 2004 with the vision to design pieces that would ultimately be regarded as "art to wear". Bea has always envisioned her workshop and artisans developing into a globally respected showcase for Filipino craftsmanship.

The designer, whose career began in interiors, has expanded into creating stunning beaded accessories, objects, and art installations. Her popularity among stylish women and collectors around the globe has surged.

Today, Bea remains faithful to her creative process by working in her Manila-based atelier with a community of local artisans who constantly push the boundaries of existing design, creating pieces which go beyond fashion - these are keepsakes, and objects that have a life beyond a season, to be passes on as heirlooms. For Bea, the most important components of her entire enterprise have always been the people, the artisans, and the quality of the workshop - the very heart and soul of her endeavour.

Her collection features crystals and semi-precious stone encrusted bags, embroidered glass drop necklaces, distinctive neckpieces, hand-embroidered vests and sash belts swathed in beads - all proudly handmade in the Philippines.

Ethics and Aesthetics
Highlights from Bea Valdes' environmental, social, and personal commitments

Environmental Commitments

Environmental Conservation Efforts and Practices
Uses water respectfully and aims to reduce its water consumption
Energy efficiency: takes steps to reduce energy usage, increase energy efficiency and educates its staff on best practices
Collects scrap materials and/or by-products from its own production for outside recycling and/or repurposing
Animal-friendly, Cruelty-free

Ethical sourcing of feathers: does not use feathers or down obtained from the live plucking of birds

Sustainable Product Design
Designs its products to last and withstand many wears over the years

Ethical and Sustainable Production / Manufacturing

Manufacturing and Production Processes
Factory is in the Philippines, local to the Brand's country of origin / business operations, reducing its carbon footprint
Sources its labour locally: 26-50% of its sourcing is done with local, independent suppliers
Manufactures its collections and products in limited quantities, avoiding mass production
Waste Management and Recycling
Optimises its design and production (e.g. pattern cutting etc.) to minimise fabric and material waste

Personal and Social Commitments

Good Corporate Governance
Fair pay: All employees and subcontractors are paid the local minimum and/or living wage
Committed to and has policies/standards in place to ensure responsible labour practices and conditions (e.g. Code of Conduct)
Equal employment: ensures its hiring and employment practices do not, in any way, discriminate
Ensures safe working conditions for all employees

Provides training to artisans that are part of its supply chain

Fair Trade Practices

No child or forced labour: supplier/s have policies in place preventing any child and/or forced labour


Handcrafted, Artisanal

Products are handcrafted in the Brand's own studio and factory
Supports the preservation of cultural skills and techniques through handcrafted production
The State of the Art
Take a peek into the world of Bea Valdes

Shop Confidently

Look good and do good. A portion of your next purchase will be contributed to your chosen cause.


Shop Confidently

Look good and do good. A portion of your next purchase will be contributed to your chosen cause.

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