Introducing our newest fair trade family members: the Joobles!
Where do Joobles come from?
Started by a Peruvian family -- a mom, a dad, and their daughter -- this company provides work and hope to hundreds of rural and urban Peruvians all over the country. Small groups of impoverished workers are trained to run their own small businesses making hand-knit clothing and accessories. In addition to providing much needed employment, they train workers throughout Peru in such valuable skills as quality control and production planning. Fair Indigo also works with this company's charitable arm by donating free breakfasts and school supplies to children of the workers.
Parents who have shopped for organic toys will appreciate the value of Joobles. Other pricier knit toys not only cost more, but are often made of acrylic yarn and not made under fair trade conditions. Joobles are not only 100% adorable but will improve our planet for the next generation by supporting small sustainable farming and fair trade. Isn’t it amazing how the right toy can make a difference?
Retailing for just $29 each, Joobles can be found online at Fair Indigo or at specialty e-tailers like Oompa.com. Visit Fair Indigo’s website to see detailed images of each animal. The colorful characters range from turquoise to celery green.
How to win one of these cute Joobles:
1. Visit Fair Indigo all tell me your favorite Joobles.
2. Click on the tab "About Fair Trade" and tell me a little bit about it and why it is important.
You must complete 1 & 2 to be entered!
3. You can also subscribe to my blog / be a follower / grab my button for additional entries!
Contest will end December 2, 2008 9:00 PM EST.