Having honed a breadth of skills and experiences within various local handicraft manufacturers, Cristina decided to set up her own family business. Relying on an advance of less than one hundred pounds, she forged ahead earning enough to buy sewing machines and equipment to ensure the future of her business.
With the help and support of her husband Gerard, the business has grown from strength to strength, providing not only for her family but also her local community. Today, she provides employment for some forty neighbours enabling them to learn new skills and earn extra income, thereby allowing them to remain in their ‘barangays’ (Communities).
Cristina’s partnership with Lotusfeet has enabled business to thrive further. Together they have created a strong collection using natural and sustainable materials. Coconut shell, sustainable wood, shell, palms and a variety of native vegetation.