Reese Fernandez-Ruiz

2010 Young Laureate, Environment
The Philippines, Born 1985

reese.fernandez@gmail.com

Rags2Riches goes online

July 15, 2013

Rags2Riches, co-founded in 2007 by Young Laureate Reese Fernandez-Ruiz to “upcycle” scrap material, transforming it into fashion and home accessories, is now selling its “eco-ethical” products online to an international market. “Rags2Riches has received an overwhelming welcome from people from all around the world,” exclaims Fernandez-Ruiz,...

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Reese Fernandez-Ruiz wins social entrepreneur award

March 22, 2013

Reese Fernandez-Ruiz has been named one of 24 Social Entrepreneurs of the Year 2013 by the Schwab Foundation, a Swiss NGO, which has close connections to the World Economic Forum and fosters social entrepreneurs as a catalyst for innovation and progress. The winners were selected in...

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New connections for Rags2Riches

May 11, 2012

A Young Laureate in 2010, Reese Fernandez-Ruiz has been boldly growing her eco-ethical accessories company Rags2Riches over the last five years. In March, following the launch of its latest product line, the Philippines-based enterprise posted its highest single day of sales. In the same month, Fernandez-Ruiz...

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