GK Enchanted Farm Blogger Weekend Event Series 2 : Plush And Play - A Social Enterprise Offering Quality Stuff Toys and Felt Items

One of the social enterprise demos that we attended during the Blogger Weekend Event at GK Enchanted Farm is the Plush And Play.

Plush and Play is a social enterprise partner of Gawad Kalinga that produces quality stuff toys and felt items. Plush And Play stuff toys are hand-sewed by the women living in Gawad Kalinga communities. Every one attending the demo got to try making a toy from cutting the pattern to sewing it. It's a stuffed heart, as you can see in the picture. I don't have the picture of the finished product because I lost it. Sad, huh?

Instead of teddy bears, Plush And Play stuff toys are modeled from local fruits and vegetables like watermelon (Manny Pakwan), tomato (Anne Kamatis) and apple (Apple D' Ap) which is, for me, a fresh and exciting concept. Yes, I know, apple is not endemic here but to associate it with apl.de.ap who is a international pinoy singer, I think it will encourage kids to think local is still the best.

Participating in the Plush And Play demo made me understand a little bit more about social enterprise. A social enterprise is a business model that tackles social problems and improve communities.

From left to right: Manny Pakwan, Maria Mangga, Anne Kamatis, Jessica Saging, Buko Martin, Pan Talong, Antonio Repolyo, DalanDaniel, Sili Crawford, Karla Mansi, and Fili Pinya
photo from Plush And Play Facebook Page
photo from Plush And Play Facebook Page

Know more about Plush And Play and Gawad Kalinga:

Website | Facebook Page

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