Social Entrepreneurship has become a hot topic of late due to the proliferation of shops that choose to include helping others in their business plan. One of my favorite examples is Habi Batangan, a Batangas-based online shop selling wraps, shawls and infinity scarves. Their beautiful pieces are all hand-loomed by mothers. I could attest to the quality and inherent loveliness of their goods as I have become a frequent customer. I am the type of girl who is always cold, whether it's the air condition at the mall or the office. Their long shawls have saved me from suffering and they made me look chic at the same time. They are also more affordable than other hand-loomed scarves in the market, without sacrificing quality and of course the social aspect of their business. I have experienced fantastic customer service as well, which is getting rarer and rarer these days.
I encourage you to check-out their Facebook page. For orders, you may message them and expect a response within the day. They are perfect presents to the ladies in your life, or even for yourself!
The best thing about social enterprises is that shopping is guilt-free. Please consider buying a scarf or two from Habi Batangan, and wear a woven piece made with love and dignity by a mother in need.