About the Foundation
ECHOsi Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit organization focused on enabling community eco-systems to address sustainability issues that impact the environment, sustainable livelihood, and the empowerment of women’s groups, marginalized groups and cultural communities.
The acronym “ECHOsi” stands for Empowering Communities with Hope and Opportunities through Sustainable Initiatives.
Led by the ECHOtrio (Pacita “Chit” Juan, Jeannie Javelosa and Reena Francisco), ECHOsi is the development partner of two social enterprises and their related advocacies.
ECHOstore Sustainable Lifestyle
ECHOstore is a pioneering social enterprise and retail store centered on fair trade products made by small communities as well as environment-friendly green products. ECHOstore carries three concepts: ECHOstore, ECHOcafe and ECHOmarket allowing market access for products by small community producers, fisherfolk, and farmers in the following branches:
Metro Manila (ECHOstore Salcedo Village, ECHOstore Podium in Ortigas Center, Centris Mall in Quezon City)
ECHOstore Cagayan de Oro
ECHOstore is part of the Slow Food International Movement.
GREAT Women Philippines Corporation
GREAT Women is a advocacy-driven marketing platform and brand that drives the commercialization of output from the national development platform called GREAT Women Project in the Philippines; and through www.greatwomenasean.com for the region. Textiles and corporate gift products under a business-to-business (B2B) format are created through collaborations between small women weavers and artisans with designers and lifestyle specialists. Driven by innovation and design that revitalizes traditions, the retail fashion and apparel collection is under GW Collection.
GW Collection’s advocacy is Heritage Slow Fashion.
With such valuable affiliation, ECHOsi offers culturally-sensitive and specialized enterprise development services linked to social enterprises, global market access and sustainable advocacies.