‘Before, [my relationship with purpose] was very image-driven. ‘Okay, I will look like a good person, I’m amazing, I’m such a great entrepreneur.’ But it has evolved over the years. It became less about how it will look like on me, and to how it will look like in the world.’
That is just one of the many, many extremely vulnerable, uncomfortable, gut-wrenching truth bombs from Reese Fernandez-Ruiz in this episode.
Reese Fernandez-Ruiz is the co-founder of the social enterprise called Rags2Riches, or R2R for short. R2R is a fashion and design house that crafts eco-ethical products woven by empowered community artisans from underprivileged and indigenous communities from the Philippines. The brand is all about making things that matter, and weaving joy into every story. Every product is handmade by artisans from the R2R community, using upcycled, overstock cloth, and indigenous fabrics.