Conservation Sew Mates is a unique wildlife toy company inspired by marine conservation and established to support the protection of Philippine wildlife.
As one of the largest archipelagos in the world, the Philippines is characterized by coastal areas largely inhabited by a local population dependent on fishing and ocean resources. These communities are among the poorest on the planet.
Labor and income are unevenly distributed throughout the Filipino community. In particularly isolated communities that depend on fishing or agriculture, many women have no major source of income. Sew Mates workshops were organized to teach the women of fishing communities to make and sell handmade toys to tourists as a livelihood supplement.
Conservation Sewmates has conducted training workshops in Pamilacan Island (Bohol), Davao, Camiguin Norte and in Malapascua (Cebu), with all funds raised going to help local conservation organizations and support local communities.
Your purchase is helping the sustainable development of responsible ecotourism in the Philippines. The revenue from each Sew Mate sale is shared directly with the community women’s group in Pintuyan, Southern Leyte, and towards the conservation work of the LAMAVE Project.
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