Esensya: Crafting from the heart with Cristina Aberasturi

Esensya Productos Artesanales Esensya is a community-driven social enterprise that features handcrafted items made by women from all over the Philippines. Developed by Cristina Aberasturi, Esensya helps Filipinas earn income through their crafts. All of their products are 100% Philippine-made that are beautiful, functional, and durable.

Inabel blanket available at Warm Snuggles Collection and Gnomes from Esensya Productos Artesanales.

Esensya operates from Cagayan De Oro, Mindanao; is under the banner of Floristeria Cagayan de Oro City which is owned by Cristina’s sister – Maria Raisa Aberasturi-Velez. She gets help from her sister for any Cagayan De Oro City transactions while she runs the entire operation. Among their popular items are those handmade for kids — including character amigurumi (crocheted or knitted stuffed toys using the Japanese method), booties, rompers and finger puppets.

Esensya’s mission is to increase economic opportunity in by bringing rural women together through a social enterprise, facilitating their growth and encouraging the craftsman to strive for personal advancement, raise stronger families, and stimulate local economies.

Meet the heart of Esensya below:

Rural artisans are the driving force behind Esensya and the ultimate reason it exists. As they gain skills, knowledge and economic independence, they will have enough courage to go on their own.

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Elvira in Hong Kong at Avenue of Stars

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Launched in November 2013, Esensya is a social enterprise operating under fair-trade principles. Esensya goes beyond fair trade wage scales to pay its artisans livable wages while it is designed so that any profit from their sales is utilized for social impact projects, which benefit the other artisans, their families and the communities in which they live-in.

Purpulina at the gay parade in Buenos Aires. While a lot of countries are still fighting for their right, in Argentina the lgbt community has a a strong support from the government. Mientras en otros paises el grupo de LGBT pelean por sus derechos, en Argentina el gobierno apoyar.

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From Vientiane to Rome, Esensya’s gnomes travels a lot!! “By @kriziacb “Ciao da Roma! – Robin at the Coliseum in Roma.

The idea is to help small communities develop products by giving them materials to work on. Once the production is done, Esensya will buy the handmade products at competitive prices, and resell in order to make a small overhead enough to maintain the store and kickstart other projects with different artisans and craftsmen.

Esensya’s home and kids line made it to the Smart Parenting Magazine article for being #ProudlyPinoy. Do check them out and at the same time support and take pride in Filipino creativity and ingenuity by checking these unique Filipino-owned brands that cater to kids and babies, brands that Pinoy moms and dads like you could be proud-off. 

Learn more about Esensya Productos Artesenales by visiting their website or Facebook page. To download their brochure, feel free to click the link here.

Hanging out at Luneta Hotel! — at Kalaw St. Ermita, Metro Manila

Feastful butterfly bookmarks for your joyful reading!

***A Selection of  Esensya’s Handicraft Products***

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Love is when he gives you a piece of your soul

Love is when he gives you a piece of your soul, that you never knew was missing.

Torquato Tasso

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Love doesn’t make the world go ’round.

Love doesn’t make the world go ’round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile.

Franklin P. Jones

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Love isn’t something you find.

Love isn’t something you find. Love is something that finds you.

Loretta Young

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They say a person needs just three things to be

“They say a person needs just three things to be truly happy in this world: someone to love, something to do, and something to hope for.”

Tom Bodett

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Love isn’t finding a perfect person

“Love isn’t finding a perfect person. It’s seeing an imperfect person perfectly”

Sam Keen

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The best love is the kind that awakens the soul and makes us reach for more

“The best love is the kind that awakens the soul and makes us reach for more, that plants a fire in our hearts and brings peace to our minds. And that’s what you’ve given me. That’s what I’d hoped to give you forever”

Nicholas Sparks

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Follow your passion

If you surround yourself with what you are passionate about, your competitors won’t stand a chance. Look for something you would do for free and then find a way to make money by doing what you love the most.

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Sacrifice

Every sacrifice has a fruitful reward.
Every failure has a second chance.
We only have to be STRONG by God’s Grace
to persevere in the tests of LIFE.

– Unknown

Hello everyone,

Sorry if I have not been visiting your blogs. I have been busy in the home front. Taking care of my brother’s needs. He is sick and not well. It is a complete devotion and sacrifice to take responsibility for his care. It is tiring but feels good inside and out. Very rewarding!

There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.- Albert Einstein

Law of Cause & Effect

CAUSE & EFFECT:

“If you want to comprehend the causes that existed in the past, look at the outcomes as they are manifested in the present. And if you want to apprehend what results will be expressed in the future, look at the grounds that exist in the present.”

To the extent that we love others, we will be loved. To the extent that we work for others’ happiness, we will enjoy protection and support. This is the law of cause and effect.

Buddhism holds that everything is in a constant state of instability. Thus the question is whether we accept change flaccidly and are cleared away by it or whether we take the initiative and create positive changes on our own wits.

Unassuming virtue brings conspicuous reward. From the point of view of Buddhism, we never fail to receive the effect of our actions, whether good or bad; therefore, it’s meaningless to be insincere or to make-believe to be something we’re not.

Every family has its own set of issues and problems that only its members can fully understand. One thing I can say, however, is that, no matter what kind of people your parents are, they are your parents. If you did not have those parents, you would not be alive. It is important we understand & respect this despite their short comings and misgivings. Believe me…

Present effects are due to karmic causes from the past. However, future effects arise from the causes we make in the present. It is always the present that is important. It is what we do in the present that chooses our future; our past causes do not govern our future as well. Buddhism points that no matter what kind of karmic causes we have made in the past, through the causes we make in the present we can achieve a happier & bright future.

I rejected my chaotic past and the cause of that were cosmic & karmic catastrophe’s.  The only way to make way for my future is to accept the past and to make the present changes I need in order to move forward for my own and my family’s betterment.

Love your parents; love your family and mostly, treat people right despite their standing in life as whatever we choose to do in our life has tremendous karmic effect on our present lives and the future as well.

Source: Words of Wisdom