Who we are
Cambio & Co.is a Filipino jewelry company empowering Filipinos in the diaspora to #WearYourHeritage.
We exist to create sustainable livelihood for artisans in the Philippines, while providing tangible ways for the global diaspora to reconnect with our culture through fashion. Every piece is designed and handcrafted in the Philippines to showcase contemporary, conscious fashion made with Filipino soul.
We are proud to be majority-owned and operated by Pinays!
After a fateful volunteer experience, Gelaine and Jérôme fell in love with the idea of business for social good (and fell for each other, too). After university, the two landed corporate jobs and slowly began to watch their happiness fade. Lacking purpose and drive from their day jobs, where people and the planet never seemed to be the priority, the two decided something needed to change.
Re-Connecting with The Philippines
As a Filipina from Bulacan, Gelaine had grown up in Toronto missing a vital piece of her identity and felt a need to explore her culture. As her soul search began, so did their travels to the Philippines.
In 2013, Gelaine returned home for the first time and Jérôme came with her. The trip refueled them as they discovered communities of ethical businesses run by young entrepreneurs, combating issues like poverty and inequality.
The two first created an online directory, ChooseSocial.PH, to help people discover socially conscious businesses in the Philippines. Although it was just a hobby at the time, people from all over the world began to take notice. As the inquiries came in, their vision to support Filipino businesses became more clear.
In 2015, they quit their jobs, took a leap, and Cambio & Co. was born.
Sinta & Co. Filipino Weddings
After planning their own wedding Gelaine & Jérôme quickly realized how difficult it was to learn about Filipino wedding traditions and find ceremony essentials outside of the Philippines.
In 2019, they launched Sinta & Co. a conscious bridal boutique specialized in helping couples celebrate their Filipino heritage and culture on their wedding day.