A beautifully hand-knitted hippo from Zimbabwe. Each hippo comes with a swing tag to tell you its name and the lovely lady who knitted it. No two knitted animals are the same.
Made by Gogo Olive which was set up in late 2008 as a response to the huge unemployment problem in Zimbabwe (it currently stands at around 95%), at a time when conditions in the country were particularly difficult. As well as creating employment for local women the aim was to give them hope as they have the opportunity to use their craft skills to build a future for themselves and their families.
Also available as a keyring or Mama & Baby.
Doing A Little Good, this product is:
Fair trade – Made under fair trade conditions. These makers also receive access to education about empowerment and self-sufficiency, access to a savings group, training in budgeting skills and care packages when needed (eg when having a baby).
Supporting women – Gogo Olive products are all made by women in Zimbabwe.
Material: Made from natural and synthetic materials (wool, acrylic + polymid, polyester stuffing)
Dimensions: Approx 28cm
Care: Wash by gentle sponging.