Pebble Toys (Hathay Bunano) 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 Bangladeshi women who are poor and often disadvantaged, by giving them the skills they need to be highly skilled artisans. Hathay Bunano means hand-made or hand knitted in Bangla. The women employed create high quality, contemporary, beautiful soft toys all by hand.
Babies, toddlers and children smile with wonder at the cute designs and quirky expressions, parents smile at the joy of watching their little ones and knowing that their purchase also helped a family a long way away, and the Hathay Bunano artisans smile knowing that they have sustainable, regular and flexible employment and a chance to give their own children a better life.
Pebble have been working in partnership with the USAID's CREL project and Winrock International to connect poor and resource-dependent people with the private sector. By teaching women in these very remote areas to knit, women are enabled to remain in their villages with their families. Without Pebble, these women would have to migrate to the cities to find work, or go to the forests and deplete the natural resources for their livelihoods, leaving their families for weeks or even months at a time.
By purchasing Pebble fair trade toys, you are helping to improve lives and the life chances of future generations, and you are helping poor women in Bangladesh support their families and keep them together.
All Pebble Toys are hand knitted using sustainably sourced organic cotton.
Fair Trade Organic Cotton Rattles
The gorgeous, handmade organic cotton rattles will be a firm favourite with any baby, and would make the perfect baby shower gift or gift for a newborn. This toy is suitable from birth.
Fair Trade Large Cuddly Toys
The handmade cotton flamingo and giraffe are cuddly and vibrant, making them a perfect companion for children. This toy is suitable from birth.
Fair Trade Knitted Christmas Decorations
The handmade knitted Christmas decorations are super cute, and whilst they are not toys and are not suitable for playing, they will be enjoyed and treasured by the whole family year after year.