25 Mar '13, 3pm

Lumago Designs turns landfill trash in the Philippines into sustainable, fair trade treasures

Lumago Designs turns landfill trash in the Philippines into sustainable, fair trade treasures

As a result of their collaboration, Lumago Designs now ships its pieces around the world, and the Lumago Ladies see the profits. In a community where most people live off the dump and the average income is $45 a month, the profits from their jewelry go a long way. Whitney explains, “The Lumago Ladies Co-operative holds shares in Lumago Designs, and these profits are voted on within the co-op and dispersed to one of the following categories: health care, education or entrepreneurial ventures. We all meet weekly to discuss any problems that may arise, and everything is done with voting and open forum. With as much hardship as the community faces, they fight back with a sense of happiness and joy for life that captured my heart.”

Full article: http://www.ecouterre.com/lumago-designs-dumpsite-communit...

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