About the organization
The Takatak Project was developed with the aim of reviving interest in the traditional taka craft, which until a few years ago, was becoming increasingly rare. The word “taka” means “to mold from” and refers to the process of making the traditional handcrafts, usually in the form of horses.
The Takatak Project offers high-end home decor collections, with takas in various sizes, colourful prints, and unique designs. They also offer DIY (Do-It-Yourself) kits and classes to learn about the craft of paper mache, putting a modern spin on a traditional craft that is proudly Filipino.
Retail & Ecommerce
Filipino handcrafts, Home & décor
What makes it a social enterprise?
The Takatak Project aims to educate younger generations of Filipinos about the traditional taka craft and revive the industry, creating business for the local craftsmen who mold and actually create the paper mache horses. The team’s creativity then comes into play during the final stages, deciding on the designs, painting the products, and finding the collaborations and venues to sell and market the products.
The Takatak Project therefore works to build sustainable livelihoods, while also creating market demand for a unique Filipino craft that would otherwise have been forgotten.
What is its social cause?Culture, Entrepreneurship & local business development
Who does it impact?Low-income individuals, General population
Resources to learn more about Takatak Project
Currently Loving – Takatak Project Paper Horses
Takatak Project: All The Pretty Horses
Maker Profiles: Meet Mary Velmonte of Takatak Project
TAKATAK PROJECT - Grey Area
An Interview with Mary Velmonte
Featured Crafter: Mary Velmonte of Takatak Project
#Takatakproject - Twitter