Launched in 2012, Beatriz is the accessory label of designer Carissa Cruz-Evangelista. Inspired by ethnic Philippine weaving, Carissa designs purses and accessories with bold and colourful graphic patterns. A hallmark of every Beatriz piece is the meticulous technique of rendering every line of raw coloured thread by hand, one strand at a time, to form distinct geometric patterns.
With a background in community livelihood, Carissa ensures that her line of accessories employs women-artisans who not only earn a fair income from the production of Beatriz pieces, but also develop their craft and creativity. Through her label Beatriz, Carissa aims to promote an "authentically artisanal, socially responsible, individually handmade and visually captivating collection that defines true luxury."