With the launch of her new bag collection, Angel Locsin said she is very grateful to Avon for giving her the opportunity to become a bag designer. In 2007, Angel took a short course at the London College of Fashion in the UK which helped her design her first collection. “Well marami naman talagang nangyayaring magagandang surprises pero isa ito sa mga winish ko before pero hindi ko naman in-expect kasi bihira lang naman mabigyan ng ganitong opportunity that's why I'm very grateful. I really wished for this kasi kumuha ako ng short course sa London before on designing kaya kahit papaano na-incorporate ko yung napag-aralan ko,” she shared during the Avon Fashions X Angel Locsin launch held last September 27 in Taguig City.
As a longtime celebrity ambassador of the global beauty brand, Angel said she is happy to endorse a company with the same values as her. “I’m very humbled and grateful kasi I think I've been with Avon 14 years at first time ko makagawa ng collaboration with them and I'm very excited kasi we wanted talaga na ipakita kung ano talaga yung gagamitin ko. Kung sino si Angel Locsin, ano iri-represent natin. Kagaya ko at ang Avon, ang advocacy kasi namin is women empowerment so we designed bags para sa mga modern Filipina na laging on the go, busy, and very practical so ganun yung bags na ibibigay ko sa kanila,” she explained.
As a self-confessed activist, Angel said it is innate in her to fight for women’s and children’s rights. “Bilang isang babae ang pakiramdam ko it's my obligation na mangialam or magpakita ng malasakit sa kapwa ko babae. At huwag kayo mag-alala, hindi lang naman namin pino-protektuhan ang rights at inaalagaan ang kababaihan kundi pati na rin ang kalalakihan din naman nag-be-benefit din naman. Ako naman ever since women and children kasi yun yung pinakamalapit sa akin talaga. Dun ako nakaka-relate,” she explained.
Having finally come out with a collection of bags, Angel said she is open to expanding to other lines and building her own business empire in the future. “I don't know. I'm not sure kung yun ang direction kong tatahakin pero right now I'm just very happy to do a collaboration with Avon and kung ano man yung next updates abangan niyo na lang yung website nila,” she added.