Not all gift items were created for the sake of collecting profit. If you know where to look, you can find gift items that go to a good cause, such as these trendy designer shirts by Team Manila, together with New York-based Filipino bag designer Rafe Totengco.
The Rafe limited edition shirts come in in male sizes (S, M, L, XL, XXL) and female sizes (S, M, L, XL), and costs Php 1,500 each. Why so expensive, you ask? Because 45% of the proceeds from the shirts will benefit the Tapulanga Foundation, a non-profit charity organization that provides scholarships, microfinance loans, and health care to communities in Negros Occidental, the province where Rafe grew up.
Rafe’s shirts are available at all Team Manila outlets in Metro Manila and the Rafe Store at Greenbelt 5. Filipinos living abroad can also order them online from the Tapulanga Foundation website.