Toys. There is an abundance of them, but wouldn’t it be nice if you can buy toys that are helping others, as well? Kahiniwalla’s Pebble not only makes playtime fun for you and baby BUT also helps keep the poor, rural women of Bangladesh employed so they can support their families close to home. The Rattle Crab (in red) is absolutely adorable made with 100% cotton yarn. What’s more is this whimsical, oceanic themed toy can actually be played with IN water and maintain its shape! So, of course, it is also machine washable, too!
Kahiniwalla was established in 2010 by Austin and Marita Miller. Upon his return from work as a product designer with Mennonite Central Committee’s job creation program in Bangladesh, Austin and his wife Marita wanted to continue helping to provide employment for the poor of Bangladesh and decided to do so by distributing Pebble’s high quality handmade products in North America.
All Pebble products are made by Hathay Bunano. Hathay Bunano, meaning hand made or hand knitted in Bangla, is a non-profit fair trade organisation in Bangladesh. It’s mission is to create fairly paid, good quality, flexible and local employment for rural women who are poor and often disadvantaged. Hathay Bunano aims to provide employment which fits in with the rhythm of rural life and to prevent economic migration to the cities. It aims to keep families together and in particular to keep mummies with their babies and children by providing employment in a village setting close to their homes. It aims to address all the reasons why a woman might not be able to work and to support her so that she can work and can earn money to support her family.
The toy is appropriate for even babies age 0, and is an amazing lovey to give your child to soothe them. My 7 week old adores the bright and bold colors, soft texture, and subtle rattle. I’m sure my little girl will love this little crab that was handmade with love for years to come.
What do you think about Kahiniwalla’s Fair Trade products? Tell me which one is YOUR favorite in the comments! Visit them HERE.
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