Gone are the days when business only means profit. In the Era of Wokeness, musicians, artists, and entrepreneurs alike are now more involved in purposeful activities that are here to fight injustice, discrimination, and poverty. And while there are already a number of social enterprises that have gone that route long before the word ‘woke’ came to light, our problem with plastic bottles has never ceased.
Cue in Hope in a Bottle, a social business organized by Ms. Medved-Po that is on a mission to build public school classrooms nationwide. Through upcycling, Hope in a Bottle turns recycled plastic waste to eco-bricks, which are then used as hollow blocks alternative to build classrooms. So far, Hope in a Bottle has already built 37 public classrooms nationwide. It is no small feat but a reminder that a flicker of hope can change lives.
Hope in a Shirt
Last Christmas, Ms. Nanette gifted her good friend with no ordinary shirts – custom made printed shirts made from 100% recycled bottles. Little did she know that this will be the next classroom building initiative of Hope in a Bottle.
Hope in a Shirt is made from 11 recycled plastic bottles that are turned into fabric through a special technology. And just like any other shirts made from ordinary fabrics, Hope in a Shirt is also as comfy and as soft as them.
100% Solenn Art
To further raise awareness, HOPE collaborated with none other than Solenn Heusaff to create designs exclusive to the Hope in a Shirt collection. So with a swish of her brush and stroke of her pencil, three unique, artsy, and stylish designs are born out of Solenn’s artistic hands.
To make it more exclusive, there will only be 200 pieces of #SolennArtXHOPE shirts.
Hope Vendo Caravan
Inspired by the latest New York fashion week, the Hope in a Shirt collection will be launched in special Hope-branded vending machines around the metro. The Hope vendo will pop up in three surprise locations and for only 2 to 3 days each. The first one is at the G/F of Net Park Building in Bonifacio Global City and will be there only until May 31. The 2 remaining locations will be announced through HOPE’s social media accounts.
But for those who will miss their chance to shop through the Hope vendo machines, the Hope in a Shirt will be exclusively available in ZALORA shortly afterward.
100% of the profit from Hope in the Shirt will be devoted to building public classrooms nationwide. To get to know more about Hope in a Bottle, like them on Facebook (Hope in a Bottle) and follow them on Instagram (@hopeinabottle).