pebblesnake blogWe are so pleased to have in stock the most gorgeous fair trade crochet baby rattles from Pebble Child. The simplicity of them makes them perfect for babies exploring this new amazing world around them. A knitted snake with a bell inside- so traditional but ever popular. All children love snakes. When my four year old came into my office I had the just delivered Pebble Toys spread out to price and admire them and the first thing he did was yell 'snakey!' and grab one of the knitted snakes to shake and cuddle. My favourites are the Pixie Rattle Dolls. With names like Fern, Daffodil, Acorn, Birch and Rose how can you resist! They are modelled off the Steiner idea of keeping the faces without features or expression, so that the child can allow them to be whatever their creative imaginations would like them to be; excited, happy or sad. They also have pointed hats and a pointed hat is really a prerequisite for cute. Encourage your baby to love their vegetables and fruit with Pebble's Vegetable and Fruit Rattles. The iconic mushroom is almost as cute as the pixie poiinted hats! Harry, Freddie and Nancy are the Flipps. They love to hang out together. They were designed with children in mind. As much as children love to cuddle and nurture their cuddly toys they also like to throw and carry them about. The Flipps are perfect for that and I do think they have circus aspirations. They are not allowed to run off an join the circus because they are just too cuddly. For the older child we have the cutest finger puppets. The puppets come in a set of five; Mr Elephant, Lion, Froggie, Duck and Miss Rabbit all live in a matching crochet bag. Imagine what adventures they could get up to! 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.

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