The story behind the weaves

We partner with cooperatives of underprivileged women, based in the Philippines, who collect and disinfected used and discarded materials and transform them into sources of income. We encourage them to be self-sufficient through meaningful work and regain a sense of purpose. 

With their vocation in or near their homes, other family members were inspired to get involved. There are over 150 families currently involved in different livelihood projects helping to uplift the community. 

We believe education is the secret to upward mobility and economic potential. A portion of all Mimmialva proceeds will go towards scholarships for the children of these communities.