This time of year we all go into shopping overload trying to find that perfect gift for family and friends. This year, my daughter and I are looking into gifts that give back. A gift that is not only great to give, but gives back to the local community or a special community somewhere in the world. We found just that in Pebble products distributed by Kahiniwalla.
Environmentally and ethically conscious, Pebble makes beautiful, hand crocheted toys that are safe for infants to play with. Designed by Samantha Morshed, Pebble has a unique European style and aesthetic. Each Pebble toy is hand crocheted and made with love and care.
Whether it’s for your baby, grandbaby, niece or nephew, Pebble offers toys that your sweet pea won’t be able to keep their hands or mouth off of. The best part is that these toys are easy to clean – simply throw them in the washer, and they will be as good as new.
Kahiniwalla has adorable products by Pebble such as Rattles, Hats, Gifts, Stuffed Animals and well, just too much to mention. Here are a few of our favorites and what we picked up this holiday season to gift to friends and family. All Pebble products are made in Bangladesh by the extremely talented and capable artisans at Hathay Bunano ps. We love their workmanship and we love rural Bangladesh. Pebble toys are our small contribution to supporting families in rural Bangladesh, to removing the need for economic migration to the cities and to providing women with flexible working opportunities which are close to their homes. All Pebble toys are 100% cotton with 100% polyester fill. They are all machine washable and can be tumble dried on a low setting.
Brum brum! All little ones love to play with cars. This Pebble race car is perfect for little ones with no sharp edges and a soft gentle rattle sound. Destined for hours of happy play.
Inspired by our range of chubby monster rattles, this crazy hat, with its ‘silly monster’ motif, will make everyone smile. Hand-knitted in 100% cotton yarn, it will also keep your little one warm. Available in sizes 0-6m, 6-12m, 1-2yr and 3-5yr.
A crochet comforter just perfect to snuggling up to sleep with. The pixie’s eyes are embroidered to be closed because this little toy is already sleeping.
Pebble employs over 12,000 women in over 100 communities throughout rural Bangladesh. Pebble’s aim is to provide employment which fits in with the rhythm of rural life, and stem the tide of economic migration to the cities to keep families together.
Pebble is the first guaranteed fair trade brand making crochet toys. The company goes through major lengths to ensure that every aspect of Pebble’s production complies with 10 Principles of Fair Trade as laid out by the World Fair Trade Organization.
Made in Bangladesh, Pebble is not only invested in their employees’ lives, but also in their communities. Their production centers provide 100 jobs per community, nursery care and pre-school to give moms flexibility to adjust their work to the rhythms of rural life.
Kahiniwalla is the proud distributor of Pebble in the USA. 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 wanted to continue helping to provide employment for the poor of Bangladesh and decided to do so by distributing their high quality handmade products in North America.