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Our whaleshark plush toy is inspired by interaction with these gentle giants in the wild. They roam in tropical waters around the world. In Philippines more than 1900 individuals has been identified by scientist! You can be a citizen scientist by reporting whale shark sightings to LAMAVE!
Women from Negros Oriental handmade our whaleshark plush toy to showcase the reef that serves as home of these marine animals. This also give them an opportunity to show their creativity and interpretation of the beautiful marine resources.
Our plush toy is handmade out of upcycled denim jeans and clothes from ukay-ukay (second-hand shop) and donations. No design is repeated twice. We work with available jeans collected from thrift store and donations.
Approximately 7 inches long x 2.5 inches wide. We use two kinds of stuffing: a mixture of shredded jeans and polyester fibre; second is recycled shredded plastic.
Note: Weight and size may vary on the stuffing used.
Tagpi-Tagpi (a Filipino word for patching things together) is a circular economy initiative with a mission to economically empower socially marginalized women who face barriers to work in rural coastal areas in the Philippines. Our initiative works through crafts, entrepreneurship and local leadership.