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Score indie books and magazines, arts & crafts supplies, and local stationery from the Re-Store pop-up at the Finders Keepers creative flea market this weekend. 100% of the net proceeds go to a cause you believe in! Wooden pineapple canister from Heima, available at Re-Store Vegan handcrafted gemstone soaps by The Bath House Dreamcatchers by The Boho Teepee Shop fab finds (such as fashion pieces from homegrown brand Piopio) and give back at Re-Store this weekend! Pretty baubles from Stoneriver
Score indie books and magazines, arts & crafts supplies, and local stationery from the Re-Store pop-up at the Finders Keepers creative flea market this weekend. 100% of the net proceeds go to a cause you believe in!
Wooden pineapple canister from Heima, available at Re-Store
Vegan handcrafted gemstone soaps by The Bath House
Dreamcatchers by The Boho Teepee
Shop fab finds (such as fashion pieces from homegrown brand Piopio) and give back at Re-Store this weekend!
Pretty baubles from Stoneriver
Aiming to make shopping a more meaningful experience, millennial entrepreneur/artist Jana Bunangan conceptualized her passion project called Clover Hartly. “It’s my little contribution to the world, where I inspire people to live a life that is good and does good,” shares Jana. “Fueled by inspiration and purpose, I continuously find practical and fun ways of incorporating social and environmental consciousness in everyday life and share it with others.” One such initiative is Re-Store, a curated pop-up shop that brings together hearts and brands by donating its proceeds to worthy causes.
Why Re-Store? Jana explains, “I was sorting out clothes for donations last December when I thought: what if companies also have spare stuff they don’t use—items that are in totally good condition, but are just slow-moving or underutilized, just like my clothes? This gave me the idea to help create positive social impact by transforming companies’ backlog and excess capacity from useless to useful.” Voila, Re-Store.
How it works: a handpicked selection of companies donate slow-moving stock or merchandise from past seasons (but items should still be on-trend, and in A+ condition), and these are sold at discounted prices at Re-Store. Upon purchasing an item, shoppers can choose to support a cause close to their heart from a list of participating NGOs. “In Re-Store, we want each purchase to affect lives beyond yours. 100% of the net proceeds go to a cause you strongly believe in. You can help send kids to school or light up a community. You can also choose to educate farmers, save a dog’s life, or help preserve the environment. We believe small changes have a big impact when we make them together,” shares Jana. When choosing partner NGOs and movements, Jana prioritized those whose efforts go toward capacity development and sustainability, as well as “millennial-led” Filipino NGOs, being a millennial herself. These include: MovEd (education), Cropital (agriculture), Save Philippine Seas (environment), CARA Welfare (animal welfare), and One Million Lights PH (rural electrification). Jana adds, “In light of the recent events in Mindanao, we teamed up with Kaya Natin Movement to help displaced families in Marawi, so shoppers can choose to donate 100% of the proceeds of their purchase to help fun ongoing relief operations in Mindanao.”
At Re-Store’s first pop-up held at Circuit Lane in Makati last April, they collected 300% more than their target donations for their initiative—isn’t that awesome? Get another chance to shop for a cause at Re-Store’s next pop-up, slated this weekend at the Finders Keepers A Creative Flea Market in The Tent at Acacia Estates, Taguig. “We’ve got homegrown brands on board plus a selection of local stationery and indie magazines, home goods, and summer outfits—a perfect fit in the Finders Keepers scene.” Brands include: Heima (home decor/books and magazines), Stoneriver (accessories), The Boho Teepee (dreamcatchers), Book of 40 (indie book), Craft Carrot (arts & crafts), Miss Merie (clothing), Paper St. (stationery), MNL Growkits (seedling kits/plants), The Bath House (soaps), Piopio (clothing), Bookbed (assorted goods), and Flatterbuy (accessories)—and that’s just all at the Re-Store booth!
Re-Store is happening on June 3 and 4, from 11am to 9pm. For more info on Re-Store, go to www.cloverhartly.com, like facebook.com/cloverhartly, follow @cloverhartly on Instagram. For more info on Finders Keepers, go to www.edenandjune.com, like facebook.com/edenandjune, follow @edenandjune on Instagram