Monthal Playful

Monthal Playful: Patchwork Puppets - Textile Waste

Nova Friburgo, BrazilBom Jardim, Brazil
Year Founded:
Organization type: 
nonprofit/ngo/citizen sector
Project Stage:
$1,000 - $10,000
Project Summary
Elevator Pitch

Concise Summary: Help us pitch this solution! Provide an explanation within 3-4 short sentences.

1. Reuse of waste from the confection industry.
2. Thousands of tons no longer being discarded improperly.
3. Children with higher quality and interactivity in teaching.
4. Theatrical presentations with educational basis.

WHAT IF - Inspiration: Write one sentence that describes a way that your project dares to ask, "WHAT IF?"

What if all children, even the poorest. Could have fun and learn at the same time.
About Project

Problem: What problem is this project trying to address?

Waste Textil generated in the Clothing Industry. By studying a small company in the region with an average 30 employees, we note for one year the disposal of 1 ton of fabric scraps. These flaps that were thrown directly into a sanitary landfill. The single of the municipality and not receiving proper treatment.

Solution: What is the proposed solution? Please be specific!

Create educational puppets with waste fabric. Less waste in the environment. And with interactivity education in public schools. We note that the schools that received the puppets advantage within the classroom to support the teacher's teaching. Made educational Amphitheatre and have extended this research community. The first presentation was about the problem of ``dengue`` today. was interesting for the students and the surrounding community. For children received through the instructions on how to prevent this epidemic.
Impact: How does it Work

Example: Walk us through a specific example(s) of how this solution makes a difference; include its primary activities.

Impact: What is the impact of the work to date? Also describe the projected future impact for the coming years.

Waste of synthetic fabric take 60-100 years to decompose in nature. Can cause clogging of drains and water courses. Can cause slip in sanitary landfills. Many synthetic fabrics when they are isinerados release, environmentally harmful toxic gases and the people of the region. In a small business are played on average 1 ton of waste per year in the trash.

Spread Strategies: Moving forward, what are the main strategies for scaling impact?

In 5 or 10 years, we intend to be able to have a team trained in the making of puppets and a team of actors who can manipulate, and can thus create small traveling theater by schools in the state of rio de janeiro. We intend to achieve this voluntary work through marketing and distribution in the region. Apart from door to door awareness that this work will generate.

Financial Sustainability Plan: What is this solution’s plan to ensure financial sustainability?

From this feature of the project Unilever gained visibility through marketing. With this visibility as we seek new large companies for sponsoring the project. In exchange for this sponsorship, lectures will be made ​​at participating businesses on concervação nature, thea using puppets and will be awarded the Seal of collaborator.

Marketplace: Who else is addressing the problem outlined here? How does the proposed project differ from these approaches?

Some companies in the world make recycling fabric however for the most part and only intended for the trash or in the manufacture of cleaning rags.

Founding Story

This project arose from the need to end the waste generated by making clothes that work. And through study, I was able to find a solution to achieve the greatest influencers through community that we have, we are children, our children. humorously saw on TV that some puppet characters had good influence on this public. Besides encourages imaginary child. For a puppet is a very interactive toy. Unlike current video games.. My project aims at a glance - bring fun for children - in a way that encourages them to know - Take a positive message for parents - involves volunteering in the region - without relying on the government - free and freedom.


So based on TV shows like Sesame Street and The Muppets. I decided to develop something that could reach one of the biggest trendsetters in the world, who are the children. Something Cool, Funny, Educational and Politically Correct.
About You
Monthal Lingerie Noite
About You
First Name


Last Name

Souza Silva

About Your Project
Organization Name

Monthal Lingerie Noite

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Organization Country

, RJ, Bom Jardim

Country where this project is creating social impact

, RJ, Nova Friburgo

What awards or honors has the project received?
Funding: How is your project financial supported?

Friends and family, Individuals, Regional government.


Waste and Packaging, Opportunities for Women.

Audience: Who have you identified as your customer/recipient groups and do these groups value your solution for different reasons? How do you engage different customer/recipient groups to deliver your solution?

People who seek a sustainable environment. This idea is not for-profit, but to transform society and the environment. Reusing waste.
The principle was implement within a sponsoring company (see photo). The puppets were distributed to needy schools. And these schools used in the education of students. Through Theater and telling stories.
One of these theaters was presenting to employees of the sponsoring company. Linking the private sector - Society and Nature.

Scaling the solution: How would the prize money and publicity help you to achieve your objectives over the next two years?

The prize money will be invested in:
1. Purchase of sewing machines
2. Purchase supplies (thread, yarn and accessories)
3. Regional Advertising
4. Paying transport and feeding of volunteers in the making..
5. Consultancies Improvement

Experience: Please provide examples of any previous entrepreneurial initiatives you have pioneered

I have a thesis Graduate of reusing waste of textile polyamide, which is being put into practice at the time.

Are you are eligible to attend the Accelerator event in Cambridge and subsequent events in London, UK in January, 2015?


Will you require a visa to enter the UK?


Are you are a current Unilever employee?


IHN Instiruição do Homem Novo's picture

Felipe, boa tarde!
Interessante e criativo a utilização do material para fazer o fantoche e passar mensagens. Parabéns! Gostaria de saber quem faz os fantoches e como podemos consegui-los ou nos utilizarmos do serviço desse seu projeto, uma vez que trabalhamos com jovens e adolescentes poderia ser interessante passar algum conteúdo desta forma para variar.
Parabéns pela iniciativa inclusive de reaproveitamento.Neuza

Felipe Souza Silva's picture

Ola Neuza, tudo bem? Agradeco suas observacoes sobre o projeto. Parabens tb por sua iniciativa. Seria um prazer colaborar, todo final de ano fazemos as doacoes de fantoches. Me envie seus dados e da instituicao cadastrarei voces e assim que comecar a confeccao desta nova remessa entro em contato!