Friday, September 4, 2009

Hand-Knit Hand Puppets

Here's a luxury stocking stuffer you can feel good about giving: a hand-knit, eco-friendly hand puppet made by a collective of knitters in rural Kenya. The collective is associated with the East Africa Hub, a "non-profit organization comprised of socially responsible businesses that provide a link between artisans and the marketplace." The puppets are made of natural wool yarn treated with natural vegetable-based dyes. My favorite is the zebra -- or wait, maybe the elephant! -- but you can also find a dog, a lion, a leopard, and monkey.

I love the natural look of these puppets, and just think how cute they would look peeking out of the top of a Christmas stocking! And don't forget the best thing of all: puppets are something that encourage interactive, imaginative play.

What: Hand-Knit Zebra Hand Puppet
Where: Branch website
How much (as of today's post): $22.00 (plus shipping)

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