February 2009 Rachel Sanches & Yadira Santiago teamed up to
start Joy Fabiano, with a mission to help the environment one
bag at a time. Sanches's & Santiago's goals are to support a
greener universe by recycling unwanted materials into chic
fashion accessories, and thus provide every woman with the
perfect handbag that is as unique as herself.
Joy Fabiano serves as a resource for the San Diego community
to reduce space waste by allowing the community to make
clothing donations. Sanches & Santiago also believe in
giving back, therefore they donate 10% of sales to a
charitable organization. Joy Fabiano fans are able to
suggest their favorite charities then later vote in a poll
on Joy Fabiano's website to choose which charity Joy Fabiano
will support. Fans recently selected Invisible Children.
Sanches & Santiago released their first collection of
handbags in June 2009. Each bag is handmade & designed by
the owners, featuring a signature Joy Fabiano hanging tag -
made out of used burlap sacks. The second collection of
handbags will be released in October 2009, featuring a
variety of military inspired handbags constructed out of
donations from local service members.