pebble-hatLooking for something different for the wee ones on your holiday shopping list?  For colorful, sometimes quirky children’s hats, blankets, rattles and soft toys guaranteed to be fair trade, visit Pebble Products, an online company.

We recently ordered this striped version of a knit hat for our one-year old granddaughter Gemma Leigh.  (She’s not the child in the photo—that is a Pebble baby model).  The hat is perfect for cold weather, plus it’s machine washable.

Pebble’s handmade, contemporary baby toys, hats and décor make great gifts for children.  You can also feel a warm glow about doing something good.  Your purchase will help provide support for poverty-stricken women and their families in Bangladesh with these unique products.

Kahiniwalla–Pebble was founded by Austin Miller on November 15, 2010.  The company’s mission was to distribute exceptionally high quality, handmade products in North America.  Kahiniwalla Pebble  provides employment to over 12,000 women in rural Bangladesh.

Founder Miller had recently returned to the United States after working as a product designer with Mennonite Central Committee’s job creation program in Bangladesh.  He wanted to find a way to continue helping by providing employment for those living in poverty in Bangladesh.  Miller decided that distributing high quality, handmade products in North America would be the best way to accomplish this mission.

Kahiniwalla distributes handmade, ethically produced products.  The company also tells the story behind those products.  By purchasing Fair Trade products you help ensure that fair wages are paid and working conditions are safe.  Families are kept together and human trafficking is prevented.

Where the businesses providing the products do not have an established brand for themselves or their products, Kahiniwalla assists them in establishing that brand.  This adds value to the products they deliver.pebble-handmade-toys

For more information or to scroll through a catalogue that features some of the many delightful items sold through their site, visit http://www.kahiniwalla.com/.  Hope you’re as happy with your purchase as we were.