Culture. Sustainability. Market Access.
Creating a sustainable supply and value chain to support the sustainable lifestyle.

Partnerships

PHILIPPINE TEXTILE RESEARCH INSTITUTE (PTRI)

Partnership projects are focused on natural dyes and community woven natural fabrics, and preparing them for the market.

 

PEACE AND EQUITY FOUNDATION (PEF)

Partnership projects are focused on the development of textiles by cultural and indigenous communities and the preservation and development of crops under the Slow Food movement directions; supporting the traditional production capacities and market supply.

www.pef.ph

 

GREAT WOMEN PROGRAM AND BRAND

In partnership with the Philippine Commission on Women, Phase 1 funded by the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA). GREAT-2 PLATFORM will begin Quarter 3 of 2014 and as gender platform of the country, is now a multi-stakeholder partnership collaboration with the PCW and Department of Trade and Industry as the lead government agencies, (also with the DOST and DA) and the Canadian government as the lead international funder. 

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TELUS Philippines International

In the First quarter of 2013, ECHOsi Foundation ran a basket weaving workshop with the People’s Alliance for Progress Multi-Purpose Cooperative under a grant from Telus Philippines International in Kandayok, Panamao, Sulu Island. The workshop was to teach Basket Weaving Skills using indigenous materials like pandan and waterlily for additional livelihood for the cooperative’s women and young girls. The baskets are use in coffee packaging by the coop PAFP+MPC. Sulu coffee beans are packaged in these baskets and sold in ECHOstore.

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THE CENTER FOR SUSTAINABLE CONSUMPTION AND PRODUCTION

ECHOsi Foundation is the Philippine partner of the Collaborative Center on Sustainable Consumption and Production (CSCP) logo here of the United Nations Environmental Protection and Wuppertal University in Germany; and the Global Network on Sustainable Lifestyles.. ECHOsi has run the multi-stakeholder Workstudio on the Sustainable Lifestyle to check the Philippine’s status on sustainable lifestyles.

Links: www.scp-centre.org, www.vision2050.net

 

Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR)

ECHOsi Foundation, in partnership with DAR had its first ECHOdesign Lab Clinic for the peoples’ organization and cooperative partners of Region IV-A of the Department of Agrarian Reform inPasig City.  The two-day Survey Workshop on product assessment, evaluation and critiquing was held at the ARDAN Building on November 22-23, 2011.  The first day was devoted for the food group (see picture below) consisted of smallholder farmers and rural entrepreneurs from Rizal, Laguna, Batangas, Cavite and Quezon provinces who brought two product samples for critiquing and professional marketing advice. Products of DAR are now sold at ECHOmarket.  ECHOsi Foundation is now creating a nationwide product development and packaging plan with DAR's other regions.

 

Metrics 2013


To date, store-foundation has helped 100 organizations and foundations, close to 80,000 beneficiaries, managed the development of so many new products that are being market tested are now sold.

In 2013, under the GREAT Women program alone, the ECHOsi Foundation posted an impact reach of approximately 500 women, with around 900 additional beneficiaries through cascade workshops, impacting 28,500 women


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