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Anna Meloto-Wilk

Anna Meloto-Wilk

Social enterprise Human Nature founder Anna Meloto-Wilk has been named the 2017 Woman of the Year by the global Beauty Industry Awards.

Meloto-Wilk is cited for being a pioneer and game changer championing significant innovations in the cosmetics and personal care industry with the Gawad Kalinga social enterprise, Human Nature (Gandang Kalikasan Inc.).

The Human Nature founder is the first Beauty Industry Woman of the Year awardee in Cosmetics Design’s inaugural recognition rites – the only singular person, and the only Asia-Pacific awardee among the 7 major recipients, 6 of which are beauty brands from the Americas and Europe.

The Filipina entrepreneur bested Europe’s Sarah Chapman, founder of the Sarah Chapman’s Skinesis, and the Americas’ Nanette de Gaspé Beaubien, CEO of Nannette de Gaspé Beauté.

The Pinoy global winner competed against more than 250 brands and individuals in the regional levels, winning the AsiaPacific regionals before claiming the global championship award.

Meloto-Wilk’s work with Human Nature co-founders, sister Camille and husband Dylan, since 2008 has brought forth ground breaking innovations such as using natural ingredients like the Coco Nectar (from the flower of the coconut), a breakthrough ingredient for the scalp which was used by Human Nature, the first beauty company to utilize the ingredient.

Human Nature

The Filipino enterprise uses the best ingredients sourced and produced locally to showcase world-class Filipino products while helping restore poor communities to be self-sustaining as part of the development model of the Gawad Kalinga global Filipino movement for nation- building.

Human Nature takes pride in using fair trade prices when sourcing raw and finished products from rural and urban communities.

The Philippine made personal care products are at least 95% all natural and biodegradable, safe for humans, and do not harm animals in their creation.

Human Nature also bagged the 2016 Sustainability Pioneer Award at the Sustainability Beauty Awards at the Sustainable Cosmetics Summit in Paris.

The 2017 Beauty Industry Award for Meloto-Wilk will be a highlight at the in-cosmetics Global awards ceremony in London on April 5.


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Dec 202013

A Mercedes Benz 2014 C250 car will be raffled off with proceeds supporting The Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Gawad Kalinga and Typhoon Haiyan victims (December 13, 2013 – Los Angeles) – Village Buildah, a non-profit 501(c) (3) foundation, is launching their car raffle fundraising on Sunday, December 22, 2013 at 6pm at the Airtel Plaza Hotel in Van Nuys. With the purpose of giving hope and shelter to indigents and a mission to pay it forward to help the poor by pooling their resources, Village Buildah supports with Gawad Kalinga in building villages with values formation. Through Western USA, a community of 30 families, living under a bridge for more than 30 years in Barangay Guihing Hagonoy, Davao Del Sur in Mindanao was chosen to be the recipient of the first out reach of 24 homes. This fundraising will complete 6 more homes. “This is a perfect time to be true to ourselves and appreciate all there is to our life. The blessings we have received, we want to pass it on and give back to the community. Village Buildah Foundation will take every opportunity to help and this will be our social responsibility.”, said Gene Gatmaitan, founding member and chairperson of Village Buildah. Credited with the heart to help and an oath of stewardship for mankind, the founding members, all of which are alumni from San Sebastian College, Central Luzon State University, University of the East, UP Los Banos, San Beda College and Silliman University, Read More …

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Eco-chic finds a niche

MANILA, Philippines – In the Philippines, the name carries the stigma of poverty, filth and tragedy. The place is best remembered for its infamous dumpsite, which claimed hundreds of lives when it leveled nearby slums in an avalanche of trash back in 2000. Over a decade later, a nearby village paints a different picture. Villagers no longer sift through trash; instead, they dabble in textiles. Men print patterns on canvas, which the women then fashion into eco-bags. Welcome to Payatas 13, a village transformed by the power of social entrepreneurship. For the people, by the people Payatas 13 experienced a turnaround when Mike Go, a Gawad Kalinga social entrepreneur, launched Trese back in 2008. The concept was simple: employ local residents, print shirts, and use the profits to fund community projects. After securing a deal to become the official shirt printer of Gawad Kalinga, their product offering diversified with the addition of canvas eco-bags.  In fact, the demand for bags has now grown bigger than that of the very popular print shirts. But while Trese attributes its initial success to Gawad Kalinga’s orders, Mike admits that it’s not enough to sustain all of Payatas 13’s community projects. The real profit, he says, comes from corporate patrons who share his vision. Lifestyle Feature ( Article MRec ), pagematch: 1, sectionmatch: As word spread about Trese’s philosophy of grassroots empowerment, organizations with an inclination for philanthropy contacted Mike to order company collaterals. Spreading the good cause Top call center and business process Read More …