The Ragpets Project
Through The Ragpet Project, Karaw Craftventures provides unique, upcycled novelty gifts and eco-ethical products, with the brand, positioned as artisanal, sustainable and contemporary.
Thus, reducing waste materials in the environment and promoting locally made products. We develop livelihood programs that empower the society’s underserved groups such as the women inmates while spurring economic mobility in their communities by providing skills training, market access to their products, guidance in financial savings, and formation and capacity building activities. We firmly believe that, as a social enterprise, we can contribute to social progress by empowering our stakeholders to collaborate and to improve their outlooks in life by providing them opportunities for self-growth.
Karaw Craftventures aims to become an authoritative source of hope for the marginalized communities in the Philippines using art and community development as tools for empowerment. These aspects that Karaw Craftventures continues to work on a form it’s unique
selling proposition that is way beyond its competitors in the industry. Different programs are also being developed to consider the woman inmates and other communities of artisans as real business partners. Microfinance scheme is also being introduced to the stakeholders by lending them with raw materials instead of money, and the payment will be finished products.
The following core values guide THE RAGPET PROJECT:
R – Rediscover creativity and imaginative play
Through our advocacy of promoting creativity, both our artisans and people who patronize our products rediscover their inclinations towards playfulness and childish fun.
A – Appreciate Filipino culture and arts
We promote the growth of local artisans and increase cultural awareness by incorporating culturally relevant themes and stories in our products.
G – Give and show love to others through gifts
Ragpets are not only keepsake items but are also pet buddies that are filled
with love. These Ragpets are ready to share their love with the ones who will
P – Provide sustainable livelihood
We uplift the lives of our artisan stakeholders by giving them a sustenance
activities that promote fair trade.
E – Empower society’s underserved sectors
We believe that social progress can be achieved by empowering our
stakeholders and improving their outlooks in life by providing opportunities for
T – Transform scraps into artisanal products
We significantly contribute to conserving the environment by upcycling scrap
materials and turn them into timeless pieces of useful crafts.