Meet the Filipino Designer who Won Bronze at the 15th International Design Awards

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Rebie Ramoso wins 4 awards at the 15th International Design Awards

Rebie Ramoso earns 4 recognitions at the 15th International Design Awards

Metropolitan Manila Area, Philippines Jan 23, 2022 ( – Filipino lifestyle designer, Rebie Ramoso, received 4 design recognitions at the 15th International Design Awards, including a bronze award for her bag, ReCreate by Quarkus Kimono Collection.

The International Design Awards (IDA), organized by the Farmani Group in Los Angeles, California, is an annual juried competition that recognizes design visionaries in the fields of architecture, interior design, product design, graphic design, and fashion worldwide. IDA’s past winners include Mercedes Benz, Google, Facebook, Paypal, Pepsico, and Nespresso, among others.

The 15th International Design Awards announced its winners on 6 January 2022. Rebie Ramoso, who co-founded Quarkus Inc., a lifestyle brand and social enterprise, earned the following design awards: 1) Bronze in Accessories and Bags for their ReCreate by Quarkus Kimono Convertible Bag; 2) Honorable Mention in Sustainable Fashion for their ReCreate by Quarkus Kimono Convertible Bag; 3) Honorable Mention in Accessories and Bags for their Tupi Foldable Bags, and 4) Honorable Mention in Textile Design for their Tupi Foldable Bags.

According to Rebie Ramoso, Quarkus strives to use its products as platforms to promote its advocacies. “We tried to highlight our care for the environment in our Kimono Convertible Bags by recycling old kimonos and using them as the main fabric for the bags. We likewise continue to celebrate Philippine heritage in our Tupi Foldable bags by using them as a canvas to feature Filipino-inspired designs.”

The 15th International Design Awards panel of jurors commended the designers from over 80 countries for the high standard of designs submitted across all five categories.

Freddy Curiel, Founder and Creative Director of the Lapis Bureau, and member of the IDA jury commented: “It has been such a great breath of fresh air to see that despite the difficult times of this pandemic, our creative industry has been able to produce such high quality and amazing works, especially envisioning a brighter future!”

Peter Seidler, Founder Seidler Ventures and member of the IDA jury remarked: “What strikes me about the range of projects put forward, is the resilience of design thinking in the face of numerous major challenges. And, the growing presence of projects striving to make a difference in the health of the planet, reveals the compassionate nature of the collective design community.”

To view all the winners of the 15th International Design Awards, you may visit the Winners Gallery on the IDA website,

For more information about Quarkus, you may visit their website at


Rebie Ramoso is a lifestyle designer and contemporary artist based in Manila, Philippines. She is the co-founder and Chief Product Designer of Quarkus, a social enterprise and lifestyle brand, providing jobs to home-based artisans in underprivileged communities.

The Kimono Bag wins bronze for Accessories and Honorable Mention for Sustainable FashionThe Tupi Foldable Bag earns Honorable Mention for Accessories and Textile Design

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