People often ask us why we got into the plush toy business and didn't seek out greener pastures in emerging industries or other forms of technology. They want to know why we choose something so "antiquated" and not in line with the current direction (everything digital) that society is going in.
We don't think that there's one singular way to explain it but its best presented from a personal anecdote of the founder of plushiedepot.
"when i came to America as a child i felt scared, alone and confused. Not only did i not speak a single world of english but at the same time family life was breaking down around me. My parents were often fighting and us being immigrants didn't quite yet have a system of support in place like we did back home. My dad would one day leave and never return.
The only thing at the time that made me feel safe was a teddy bear i had, his name was Corduroy.
Corduroy was there for me when no one else was. He wouldn't judge me when i cried and when spoke my feelings and understood me when no one else around me didn't.
and this is the comfort & security was want to spread. To give people something that they can love and that loves and accepts them back no matter what. A plush toy that not only can be used to hug and kiss but to cry on when you're down and out and the whole world seems to be crashing upon you.
To us these are more than just mere "toys" as they are implied to be; they are vessels of hope for millions of children, teens and adults across the country and around the world. We're happy to be able to provide such lasting comfort to thousands of people.
Our goal is to one day be large enough to provide free plush toys to children at St. Jude's Hospital. Currently we're a small business going through growing pains and need your support to become bigger so that we can help others feel a little more ok (at no charge to them) in a world full of such trials and tribulations.
For us its about providing hope for the millions that need it.
Thank you for listening.