ABOUT THE COMMUNITY
The story of NAVI began when Mrs. Diosdada, a lovely and passionate entrepreneur, decided to make a livelihood out of recycling ropes from nearby shipping areas. After 40 years in the recycling business, Mrs. Diosdada now has children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and a community that is benefiting from all her efforts.
Being their first customer in the furniture industry, NAVI’s recycling community is very much thrilled to promote the reclaimed rope material in a new light as well as to continue to provide for all the families relying on this eco-conscious business.
Together, this community recovers all weather ropes in many sizes and colors. After segregating and cleaning, these ropes are dried and twisted into smaller bundles for Mrs. Diosdada and her family to sell in the local market. Commonly sold to fishermen and farmers, the ropes are meshed into fishnets or used for assorted household farming equipment.
The NAVI Collection is inspired by the nature of where the material comes from – Life at Sea. It gives the essence of time spent relaxing by the ocean to the sound of the waves.
The NAVI Collection takes on a new look and ingenuity to outdoor furniture material. It embodies skilled Filipino weaving, environmental awareness, and social responsibility. Our skilled craftsmen weave these reclaimed ropes into net-like patterns over a wire frame, creating this award-winning eco-friendly collection.
There is something more personal and intimate about anything hand-crafted. Our NAVI collection is not only a perfect example of this, but it proves that in a world where almost everything is mechanized, an honest and human story is more valuable.