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BEATRIZ

Luxury handbags crafted by Philippine artisans

BEATRIZ

Luxury handbags crafted by Philippine artisans

The Brand Bio

Founder:
Carissa Cruz-Evangelista
Established:
2012
Headquarters:
Manila, Philippines
Country of Manufacture:
Philippines

Carissa Cruz-Evangelista established Beatriz in 2012 out of her passion to create beautiful products with artisans and livelihood groups from all over the Philippines. Her designs marry the art of colourful handcrafted workmanship with the heart of social responsibility.

Each bag is individually crafted by carefully laying each line of thread by hand one strand at a time. Employing underprivileged women in Philippine communities, the brand supplements the daily income of the women and their families.

Beatriz's eye-catching prints and festive colours are inspired by ethnic Philippine weave patterns. The result is an authentically artisanal, socially responsible, individually handmade and visually captivating collection carried by well-heeled clients around the world.

Ethics and Aesthetics
Highlights from Beatriz's environmental, social, and personal commitments

Environmental Commitments

Environmental Conservation Efforts and Practices
Has sustainability progress targets and policies in place to achieve these
Protects the local environment and its biodiversity in the areas of operation
Uses water respectfully and aims to reduce its water consumption
Uses water systems designed to minimise water consumption and educates its staff on best practices for water conservation
Collects scrap materials and/or by-products from its own production for outside recycling and/or repurposing
Offices, stores, factories etc. are designed and built for environmental conservation and efficiency
Ethical Sourcing of Raw Materials
Uses organic materials in its production

Uses recycled materials (e.g. polyester, cotton, nylon etc.)

Sustainable Marketing and Packaging Materials

Uses environmentally-friendly packaging and marketing materials made from recycled, recyclable, FSC and/or PEFC certified materials

Sustainable Product Design
Considers social and environmental factors during the design process and product development stages

Animal-friendly, Cruelty-free

Vegetarian company that does not use leather, skins, fur or feathers in any of its collections or products
Ensures that animal-based materials (e.g. cashmere, leather etc.) are from cruelty-free suppliers that track animal welfare
No endangered species: does not use materials or substances from species listed as endangered by CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora)
Angora-free: does not use angora in its supply chain

Ethical and Sustainable Production / Manufacturing

Manufacturing and Production Processes
Factory is local to the Brand's country of origin / business operation, reducing its carbon footprint
Sources more than 50% of its raw materials and labour with local, independent suppliers
Provides employment opportunities for marginalised communities through its production
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
Supports the reclamation and recycling of textile materials (fibres and fabrics)

Fur-free

Does not, and has never, used any and all types of fur in its collections or any products

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
Employees are incentivized to achieve environmental and social progress
Provides training to artisans that are part of its supply chain
Fair Trade Practices
Has a policy in place that requires knowledge of its suppliers' social and environmental practices
Suppliers pay fairly: ensures that its suppliers pay employees and subcontractors the local minimum and/or living wage

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

Product Safety Assurance
Uses non-toxic dyes for its fabrics and other materials

Handcrafted, Artisanal

Products are handcrafted in the Brand's own studio or factory
Products are handcrafted by the Brand's partner artisans or manufacturers
The Brand's handcrafted products provide livelihood for small communities in the Philippines
Supports the preservation of cultural skills and techniques through handcrafted production

Relevé Fashion in partnership with

share with you the UN Sustainable Development Goals supported by Beatriz

The State of the Art
Take a peek into the world of Beatriz

The Brand Bio

Founder:
Carissa Cruz-Evangelista
Established:
2012
Headquarters:
Manila, Philippines
Country of Manufacture:
Philippines

Carissa Cruz-Evangelista established Beatriz in 2012 out of her passion to create beautiful products with artisans and livelihood groups from all over the Philippines. Her designs marry the art of colourful handcrafted workmanship with the heart of social responsibility.

Each bag is individually crafted by carefully laying each line of thread by hand one strand at a time. Employing underprivileged women in Philippine communities, the brand supplements the daily income of the women and their families.

Beatriz's eye-catching prints and festive colours are inspired by ethnic Philippine weave patterns. The result is an authentically artisanal, socially responsible, individually handmade and visually captivating collection carried by well-heeled clients around the world.

Ethics and Aesthetics
Highlights from Beatriz's environmental, social, and personal commitments

Environmental Commitments

Environmental Conservation Efforts and Practices
Has sustainability progress targets and policies in place to achieve these
Protects the local environment and its biodiversity in the areas of operation
Uses water respectfully and aims to reduce its water consumption
Uses water systems designed to minimise water consumption and educates its staff on best practices for water conservation
Collects scrap materials and/or by-products from its own production for outside recycling and/or repurposing

Offices, stores, factories etc. are designed and built for environmental conservation and efficiency

Ethical Sourcing of Raw Materials
Uses organic materials in its production

Uses recycled materials (e.g. polyester, cotton, nylon etc.)

Sustainable Marketing and Packaging Materials

Uses environmentally-friendly packaging and marketing materials made from recycled, recyclable, FSC and/or PEFC certified materials

Sustainable Product Design
Considers social and environmental factors during the design process and product development stages

Animal-friendly, Cruelty-free

Vegetarian company that does not use leather, skins, fur or feathers in any of its collections or products
Ensures that animal-based materials (e.g. cashmere, leather etc.) are from cruelty-free suppliers that track animal welfare
No endangered species: does not use materials or substances from species listed as endangered by CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora)
Angora-free: does not use angora in its supply chain

Ethical and Sustainable Production / Manufacturing

Manufacturing and Production Processes
Factory is local to the Brand's country of origin / business operation, reducing its carbon footprint
Sources more than 50% of its raw materials and labour with local, independent suppliers
Provides employment opportunities for marginalised communities through its production

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
Supports the reclamation and recycling of textile materials (fibres and fabrics)

Fur-free

Does not, and has never, used any and all types of animal fur in its collections or any products

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
Employees are incentivized to achieve environmental and social progress

Provides training to artisans that are part of its supply chain

Fair Trade Practices
Has a policy in place that requires knowledge of its suppliers' social and environmental practices
Suppliers pay fairly: ensures that its suppliers pay employees and subcontractors the local minimum and/or living wage

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

Product Safety Assurance
Uses non-toxic dyes for its fabrics and other materials

Handcrafted, Artisanal

Products are handcrafted in the Brand's own studio or factory
Products are handcrafted by the Brand's partner artisans or manufacturers
The Brand's handcrafted products provide livelihood for small communities in the Philippines
Supports the preservation of cultural skills and techniques through handcrafted production

Relevé Fashion in partnership with

share with you the UN Sustainable Development Goals supported by Beatriz

Relevé Fashion in partnership with

share with you the UN Sustainable Development Goals supported by Beatriz

The State of the Art
Take a peek into the world of Beatriz

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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