8 March 2018, Urbiziondo, San Juan, La Union. Climate change is one of the great challenges of our time, and the finite nature of natural resources. How we deal with this problem will define our future. But more than that, according to Marvz Conti, founder of FEED Living Legacy partner, Studio Hábil, “it’s also in our hands”.
That’s why Studio Hábil partnered with us at FEED (Fostering Education & Environment for Development), a non-profit, non-governmental organisation that aims to restore, preserve, and protect the biodiversity, conservation and environmental efforts in the Philippines.
The Verdant Collection, features unique handcrafted pieces of jewellery inspired by the lush, verdant forests in our country. Each piece has real preserved moss inside a glass vessel as a pendant. A celebration of life’s little treasures, as humble yet surprisingly magical.
For every purchase of Verdant, a portion goes to FEED and its efforts to help Mother Nature.
One of our distributors is Tali Ti Amianan – an Ilocano phrase which translates into “Rope of the North” – a boutique, surfer-run social enterprise that turns trash and other interesting things like old, worn out cotton tee shirts, post-consumer canvas cloth into up cycled wearable art. Tali Ti Amianan helps the community by providing jobs to stay-at-home mothers and elders around San Juan, La Union.
“Through our small, collective efforts, and with the use of our hands and those of the equally spirited community, I believe that we can make a difference in our society and environment, it’s the least we can do to take climate change action in a collaborative manner; that’s how we can make a difference,” noted Marvz.
About Studio Hábil
“Craft is a way to connect with people, a way to create a community that you are inspired by, ” says its founder Marvz Conti….”Our name comes from the Latin word habilitate which means ability and skills. We celebrate makers from designers, artisans, crafters, and creatives who paved the way for us and from whom we draw inspiration and support. We are redefining how people interpret and consume the handmade. We support the Filipino craftsmanship and hopefully inspire the next generation of makers.”
About Tali ti Amianan
FEED runs a number of Students and Volunteers for the Environment (SAVE); Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) – such as mangrove planting for coastal protection or ridge reforestation plantings; One Child, One Tree; Bio-Intensive Gardens (BIG) for nutrition in public elementary schools and other spaces; Climate Change Survival 101 and other LIVING LEGACY programs – customised environmental engagement activities for individuals and organisations interested in contributing to climate change adaptation efforts and greening critical areas such as watersheds, ridges, and reefs that all require rehabilitation.
Check out the video journey by Clueless Commuter who planted with us last 24th of June 2017 to get a good idea of how FEED plantings go: https://youtu.be/KROn4rjVqBg
© FEED, Inc.