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Eco friendly fully colored graphic placements.

We offer customized design imprint on water hyacinth planner and journal, as well as laser engraving, laser cut, embroidery and silkscreen.

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  • Laser cut on water hyacinth

  • Laser engraving and embroidery

  • Foil stamp

  • Emboss

History of Jacinto & Lirio

The water hyacinth is the most damaging aquatic plant worldwide because of its capability to reproduce at an extraordinary rate. It grows up to 2 meters wide which reduce light and oxygen, change water chemistry, affect local flora and fauna This is a vivid representation of water hyacinth communities in the Philippines, communities whose fishing livelihood has been hampered due to marine transportation and irrigation problems; Communities where fish kills are rampant; Communities who have experienced the need to evacuate due to high flood levels reaching as high as 6 feet deep, because the water hyacinth has clogged up the waterway; Communities who experience high rates of water-borne diseases like malaria or dengue; Communities where children are forced out of school. Who would have thought that this simple aquatic plant would cause such detriment in these communities?

Our group encountered this plant that summer of 2009. The founders: Anne Mariposa-Yee, Noreen Bautista, Patricia Lalisan, Ryan Pelongco, and Charm Cruz were enrolled under the business accelerator program of Ateneo. We thought of the idea of using Philippine indigenous materials because our country has so many abundant natural resources, but the potential hasn’t been fully tapped yet. Noreen’s aunt works for DTI and she advised us to take a look at the water hyacinth because it was one of the problems our government is tackling at the moment. This led us to travel to various areas in the Philippines with water hyacinth communities like Las Piñas, Pampanga, and Laguna where we saw this devastating image of the water hyacinth. We asked ourselves, “How can we transform the challenges of the poor into opportunities?

DTI already had a headstart in solving this problem by initiating skills training programs to transform this pest into products with a commercial value like woven water hyacinth handicrafts. We thought there has to be something more than just weaving baskets and mats out of the plant. Not to mention the lack of appreciation by Filipinos towards native products. We realized that indigenous handicrafts can only be competitive locally and on a global scale through materials development and quality design. So we researched more about the plant which led us to our “AHA” moment when we discovered that it actually can be marketed as a plant leather!

Hence, this led to the creation of Jacinto & Lirio (J&L) which means "Hyacinth and Lily". J&L serves as a viable environmental, social, and commercial solution to the water hyacinth, poverty, and colonial mentality problem.

Through the creation of well-designed, functional, and Philippine-inspired plant leathergoods, Jacinto & Lirio aims to improve the lives of people from both ends of the spectrum—the water hyacinth communities who are empowered through meaningful work, and the people purchasing who are enriched by the eco-friendly products. We aim to work within a collaborative business model for the purpose stated in the mission  social impact in livelihood, environmental protection, and product innovation.



Welcome to Jacinto & Lirio

We’re glad you’re here because we want to give you and your recipients the best experience possible

Imagine receiving a pen with the company’s logo printed on it. It’s nice and functional but you’re probably going to use it a few times and then forget about it. You’ve probably received something like this countless times before in different corporate events and conferences. To be frank, they’re so plain and boring! We know you’re here because you’re struggling to think of one of a kind corporate giveaway ideas that your recipients will definitely remember you by.

We know planning and thinking of thoughtful and unique giveaways can be quite stressful. Of course, you want to incorporate your brand to be professional but you also want your recipients to feel a little bit special. Jacinto & Lirio is here to ease your stress by giving you a wide variety of Philippine-inspired artisan giveaway ideas that will make your company stand out. Our products are multi-functional, handmade and eco-friendly.

We believe that giving your attendees or employees a nice gift is a way of telling them that the company cares. It’s important that they feel appreciated, so we offer products that are customizable to add a bit of a personal touch. We’ll take care of everything, from the product to the packaging, and even delivery. We’ll make sure that the level of care and attention that we give to the product is the same level of care you want to give to your employees and attendees.

How does our service work?

Our water hyacinth products + Your branding

Visit our mockups and we remove our Jacinto & Lirio branding then replace us with ours instead!

  • Scribblers' Holiday: Christmas Holiday Gift Set - Jacinto & Lirio

    Choose among our available water hyacinth products

    Our on hand products and virtual gift cards will have no MOQ.

  • Choose among our sample personalization options

    Our name and logo engraving will have no MOQ (Minimum order quantity)

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  • Foil Stamp - Jacinto & Lirio

    Choose customization options

    Made to order and customized vegan leather goods vary by 50 - 100 MOQ.

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  • Choose packaging options

    Wooden Box, Card Board Boxes, Acrylic Boxes, Eco-bags and more with matching gift tags, ribbons and accents


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Why Pick Us

Our Company can transform a damaging aquatic plant into well-made products such as..

  • Office Desk Accessories

  • Travel Accessories

  • Artisan II Medium Dual Cover Refillable Vegan Leather Journal + 1pc Artisan II Mini Dual Cover Passport Holder and Refillable Journal Bundle - Jacinto & Lirio


  • Bags & Wallets

  • Home Living and other items

The Materials of the Damaging water hyacinth plant can also be used for

Employee Welcome Kit

Employee appreciation gift, employee vegan leather badge holders

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Consistency is Success: The Best Employee Gift

Celebrating Your Dedication – One Gift at a Time!

Employee Appreciation Kit

Your dedication shines as bright as your talent!

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Real Estate Turnover Kit

Welcome your clients to their new home and make them rememeber you even after the initial purchase with Eco-Friendly Turnover Kit contents like keychains for their keys, a folder to palce your contract and other property details, valet tray for their house trinkets, coasters, do not disturb sign and a planner.

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Fiesta Zippered Refillable Vegan Leather Notebook w/ Dateless Weekly Planner & Dotted Notebook New Normal Essentials Organizer – Std Size (Kadayawan) - Jacinto & Lirio

Eco Friendly Merchandise Co-Branding

We accept brand collaborations of customized designs for your brand merchandise

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Customized Office Desk Accessories

ID Holder + Checkbook Holder + Pencil Case + Desk Pen Holder + iPad Holder + Desk Accessories + Mouse Pad + Desk Pad + Desk Organizer + Wrist Rest

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Virtual Event Kit

Folders + Conference Bags + Journals + Executive planners + Certificate holder + Tumblers.

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