Cultura Verde

Ateneo's Cultura Verde wins Entrepreneur Student Challenge

Eileen Ang of Entrepreneur wrote,

Beating 25 other groups, Cultura Verde, which means “green culture” in Spanish, is composed of Mary Felicci Ongchuan, Joey Ermita, Eleonor Japzon, Erika Ty, MJ Arevalo and David Nadela—all students at Ateneo de Manila University.

Under the brand “SOULe,” the business produces affordable, stylish and limited-edition shoes using materials such as worn-out airplane tires, old clothes and selected bits of scrap cloth. This way, the fledgling company, which got its start in a bazaar this July, provides the market with “innovative and fashionable footwear while offering a solution to “growing environmental and social concerns,” the group says.

via @ninaterol
Photo via Cultura Verde on Entrepreneur