Lamb Toy - Small
These wonderful hand-knitted toys are made by Kenana Knitters.
Kenana Knitters started in Njoro, Kenya 1998, to help rural women find some much needed form of income using their spinning and knitting skills. They are a self-supporting knitting co-operative and pay ourselves a fair wage. In addition our sales fund a range of welfare projects here in Njoro, Kenya.
Knitting is ideal. It requires minimal equipment, can be done in snatches when time permits. When the rains come and the family crops and vegetables need tending, not much knitting gets done, but in times of drought and crop failure, when the family garden is bare of supplementary vegetables, money can now be earned to purchase the necessities of life.
From their knitting base in Kenya, they export directly to distributors around the globe. Worldwide sales fund a range of welfare projects for the benefit of the knitters, their families and the wider community:
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Their emphasis is on environmentally friendly and ecologically sustainable materials and processes. The wool comes naturally in cream, browns and greys. Part of the charm of the items is the many different shades, the same as those of the multi-coloured flocks of local sheep!
Colours are obtained from dying the wool with traditional plants, propagated and grown in our garden so as not to impact adversely on the environment.
In the UK our knitted toys have been tested and found safe for children from birth upwards.
All are labelled age 0+
To purchase this item please contact the Foundling Museum Shop via +44 (0)207 841 3600 or firstname.lastname@example.org