Some of you may recall that we introduced the Motuan Puse-Puse as our corporate gift to clients. The gifts were well received. These “bags” were sewn up by three village ladies from Hanuabada and Elevala and were sewn in the village. The materials were LAVAGIRL branded purchased from the inspiring Annette Sete and shipped from Kokopo. The gift cards were printed by a local SME printer D-TEN in Hanuabada. Uniquely, the cards had printed on them a QR code. On scanning, the recipient would be taken to a landing page which detailed more information about the meaning of the gift and the PNG designs on the bag.
Today, I got a surprise note from a client in Sydney – a belated thank you note (It’s never too late to thank someone 😊)
I wanted to share her message because it means so much to me and the people behind the Puse-Puse:
“It’s a precious gift with a personal connection which brought me joy when it arrived, and continues to do so daily. The fact that it supports local female artisans makes it especially meaningful given the work I do with WIPO in their Women’s Entrepreneurial Program for local and indigenous communities. Tangible support , such as you gifting the puse –puse , ensures such projects survive.”
Personally, this is empowering to do more and involve more local women in our work which is predominantly corporate and international.
Thank you, M
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