OUR STORY

OUR STORY


Not a charity. A community weaving social and environmental impact 

into everything we do.

We repurpose waste that can’t be recycled into beautiful products that pay our artisan mothers fairly and restore the environment. By empowering low income mothers to be self sustaining and consumers to become eco-conscious we break the poverty cycle and create a grassroots movement to eliminate plastic waste.

How is sustainability woven into fashion?

Step 1: Collecting

Manufacturers in Asia discard tons of plastic laminated foil due to printing defects. It ends up in the environment or landfills which spill into the ocean.   We intercept it, clean it, cut it, and prepare it for new life.

Step 2: Repurposing

Our artisan moms in local communities around the Philippines are trained to use their tradition of hand weaving to repurpose the strips of upcycled materials into vibrant, one-of-a-kind accessories. 

Step 3: Empowering

Finished items are individually inspected and paid for at fair-wage prices over three times the average wages in their communities. This allows our mothers to build a better future for their families. 

Step 4: Reconnecting

When you buy a Mother Erth bag you keep pollution from our land and oceans and give artisan moms in rural areas access to markets to stop the poverty cycle. Carry it with pride.