Pebble toys. What are they and why should I buy them?
If you have been Xmas shopping recently you will have no doubt encountered that feeling that all the shops sell almost exactly the same thing and finding an original gift is very difficult. Pebble toys are the exact opposite. Affordable, machine washable and gorgeous each one is unique as they are all hand made.
Fair trade and organic ranges have been available for a long time, but have normally been either more expensive than alternatives or a little beige and dull. Usually the choice is between the fab thing you want to buy and can afford, and the fair trade one you know you should buy but can't really afford.
The best thing about Pebble toys is that not only are they the most attractive baby toys available but simply by buying one you are helping women and children in Bangladesh to earn a decent living. And they don't cost any more than the machine made toys available in all high street toys
Pebble toys are cotton crochet toys which are made by a womens fair trade workers co-operative in Bangladesh. The workers co-operative was set up by Samantha Morshed to provide fairly paid work for women in rural communities. Traditionally women have had to leave their communities and move to Dhaka to earn money, and Dhaka is a very difficult city to live in. The traffic is unrelenting, the electricity goes off almost every single day and if you are poor you are likely to be living 8 people per square meter with no running water.
So to answer the question in the title - Pebble toys are hand made, cotton crochet toys made in Bangladesh
Why should I buy them? They are gorgeous, unique, affordable and fair trade. Can't get better than that!
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