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Clean and Green and Messy

You read it right. They do go together; with Messy being Messy Bessy, the social entrepreneurial venture responsible for the safe, biodegradable, toxic-free, all natural-ingredient-based line of household cleaning products.


Messy Bessy could very well be my wife’s new best friend. She first met, err or saw the products in Echostore. As most husbands would attest, wives are the more precocious shopper. They take time --- lots of it, in fact --- to scrutinize the merchandise inside and outside. They read the labels through, it seems, like men would the dailies’ comic strips: with fond fascination and much interest, curiously.


It was a friendship that grew and blossomed. Messy Bessy proved reliable, and has been a pleasant cleaning companion, she says. Sweet natural aromas fill our rooms, and we enjoy it without fear of harmful chemicals getting into our bodies or being washed down to our now precarious mother earth.


Messy Bessy is proudly Pinay, by the way. Ms. Krie Reyes Lopez, with her siblings, Troy Bernardo and Candy Reyes, the story is told, was really looking for a way to reach out to people who are less privileged. Their goal, primarily, is to do so without resorting to dole-outs---one time giving, then leaving. They want a self-sustainable undertaking, with beneficiaries doing their share, and in the process rebuilding their lives.

I wish my wife could have more friends like Messy Bessy; and my daughter, I wish, could have more role models like Messy Bessy.


Enterprises, like Messy Bessy, are worthy of emulation; and thus, we bestow upon them the Pinoy Green Academy Award for Green Enterprise.


Messy Bessy is also part of a project called HOuSE (Helping Ourselves through Sustainable Enterprises).


HOuSE was established for disadvantaged young adults who have come together for the hopes of a brighter future.  The experience of setting up and working in ventures like Messy Bessy ultimately empowers and provides them with the much needed second chance in life. The HOuSE project is currently in partnership with the Virlanie Foundation and International Justice Manila.

If you wish to support HOUSE in-cash or in kind, kindly contact them at +63.917.830.3003 or messybessycleaners@gmail.com.


Where to Find Messy Bessy Products:

Rustan's Flower Shops:

  • G/F Power Plant Mall, Rockwell, Makati City, 897-8053
  • G/F Makati Rustan's Department Store, 812-9706
  • 4/F Rustan's Tower, Shangrila Mall, 633-4658
  • 2/F Rustan's Alabang Town Center, 772-1015
  • G/F St. Luke's Hospital, QC, 726-4600
  • G/F Asian Hospital, Alabang, 771-0609

Various Beauty Bar Shops

AC+632, Greenbelt 5

Legaspi Sunday Market

Mara's Organic Market


EcoMarket, G/F Market Market, Taguig

HealthNest, in Pioneer Center, Pasig and in Hi-Top Supermart, QC

GreenStream Organic Shop, Marikina

American Women's Bazaar at the World Trade Center, Roxas Blvd

Back to the Organic Store, The Plaza Park Mall, Mandaue, Cebu

They also take direct orders:

0917-560-7178 (Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm); 502-7176 (Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm)

or email: buymessybessy@gmail.com

They also deliver using PEDALA, the bike messengers (for cleaner, greener courier service)


*photos and much of the info are courtesy of the MessyBessy website



thanks so much for posting this, dennis!

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