After learning about the handcrafted, yarn finger puppets which had been produced for centuries by the Quechua and Aymara people of the Andes, entrepreneur Robby Sorensen immediately recognized the commercial potential for these colorful and enchanting toys. After selling out of his stock at trade shows, county fairs, retail outlets, street festivals and virtually anywhere he set up a booth, Robby knew that he had a commercial success on his hands. The allure of these toys is in their simple yet utterly appealing form which delights both children and adults. And because each is made by hand, it is simple to create new designs or sets like Wild Animals, Holiday Characters, Exotic Birds and Mother Goose Nursery Rhymes.
Each of the finger puppets is manufactured by hand by artisans in Peru who have created similar toys for generations. The newfound commercial success of Finger Puppets, Inc. has produced a new source of employment which can support hundreds of these impoverished craftspeople. In fact, a portion of the proceeds from each sale is donated to the Manuela Ramos Foundation, which offers training to female artisans in the poorest parts of Peru.
Although Robby Sorensen has already established his company which has experienced rampant growth, mere word of mouth isn’t enough. The domestic toy market has never seen products like this before, and because these finger puppets don’t fit naturally into a toy niche, it has been difficult to promote this item. Robby would like to raise awareness about these enchanting toys and the plight of their producers by starting an intensive Facebook marketing campaign, produce high quality packaging and stage demonstrations at major trade shows.
In order to accomplish this, Finger Puppets Inc. will need to raise $15,000. Finger Puppets, Inc. is currently sponsoring a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo to raise the capital. Financial contributors will receive a variety of perks including puppet gift sets, personalized finger puppets, or have a new line of puppets named in your honor. To learn more about Finger Puppets Inc. or to make a donation, please visit https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/finger-puppets-inc.
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Company Name: Finger Puppets Inc.
Contact Person: Robby Sorensen
Email: [email protected]
Country: United States