JACINTO & LIRIO is a brand that showcases the Filipino innovation of plant leather, like the water hyacinth, into fashionable and functional statement bags and accessories through sustainable means (the name is Spanish for "Hyacinth and Lily"). Watch this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=25NI8Bsp-QU
We are the flagship brand of the social enterprise EcoIngenuity Inc., which aims to raise the competitiveness of indigenous materials and the communities that produce them through global design brands (officially established in 2010).
The water hyacinth has severely infested Philippine waters with its rapid rate of proliferation. It also causes problems in marine transportation, fishing and irrigation. By clogging up waterways, it causes floods and increased pollution. But there was more to this pest plant that met the eye.
The founders of the brand met local Filipino innovators who introduced what they called water hyacinth leather -- the plant's stalks turned into a leather-like material which inspired the creation of Jacinto&Lirio. The brand, in fact, takes its name from this plant (Jacinto&Lirio means "hyacinth and lily") .
Inspired by the Filipino ingenuity, it has taken the call to showcase indigenous innovation of plant leather into unique fashion pieces while contributing to make positive sustainable impact in society.
We are actively working with the Community Supplier Development (CSD) Model of our own company, EcoIngenuity Inc. Through this model, we seek to collaborate with partner community suppliers for the indigenous materials and strengthen their sense of entrepreneurship. By being partners in the production process, our community suppliers join us in creating eco-fashion innovations, unique to the Filipino identity.
This is the heart of Jacinto & Lirio.
Products We sell statement handbags and journals showcasing plant leather and other Filipino indigenous materials and designed by Filipino talent "Creating beautiful products that are stylish, sustainable and empowering"