Kenana Knitters: African Glove Puppets
Choose from the Elephant, Lion, Zebra, Leopard.
These heirloom quality toys make a special gift.
Knitted out of organic cotton, dyed by hand using natural dyes extracted from plants, vegetables and flowers. Therefore, due to the handmade nature of these products, there may be slight variations in size and colour.
Note: All hand glove puppets come with a label explaining Kenana Knitters, care instructions and is personally signed by the woman who has knitted it!
Prices do not include postage/delivery. Goods dispatched from Cape Town. 6-8 weeks lead time depending on stock availablity.
Materials: Cotton, natural dye, stuffing
The African Animals Organic Cotton Collection by Kenana Knitters
“These knitted animal toys are hand crafted by the artisan group, Kenana Knitters based in Kenya. Local Kenyan, Patricia Nightingale, founded the group in 1998. Patricia wanted to assist local ladies who were lacking a market for their homespun wool. Over time with clever designs, she and the knitters transformed the yarn into unique creations. With a vision to further impact the community, Kenana Knitters taught women in the area to knit beautiful, organic cotton products using local, sustainable resources. Currently, Kenana supports over 300 knitters as well as over 200 spinners who hand spin the wool into yarn using recycled bicycle wheels made into spinning wheels. By providing a safe, family-friendly working environment, Kenana Knitters empowers women, offering them a chance to work and take charge of their lives, with pride and dignity. Kenana Knitters represents the talent and pride of over 250 rural Kenyan women who are paid fair trade wages for their handknit creations.”
KENANA KNITTERS " Changing Lives Stitch by Stitch"