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Soft toys can be a great development toy for babies to develop their senses, especially this Thorny Devil! With lots of frills and its unique shape, babies can develop fine sensory and motor skills. Being soft and having a shape that is easy for a babys hand to clutch, they can learn how to grab hold onto things. The fabric is colourfast and uses non-toxic dyes.
The colours are bold and bright and will be a source of entertainment for the baby. Its a great gift for someone who's just had a baby and its a gift thats made even more meaningful because it is made by BAREFOOT under the Fair Trade Program.
When you purchase this Thorny Devil Soft Toy, you are supporting the Fair Trade Scheme which helps people from a less fortunate background earn an honest living to put food on the table and afford a shelter over their heads. It helps them give their children a chance for an education and a better life.
Each Thorny Devil Soft Toy is painstakingly hand made and is unique. The colour of each Thorny Devil will vary from piece to piece.
Height: H10cm x W14cm
View other BAREFOOT Toys made under the Fair Trade Scheme:
Frilled Neck Lizard
Witchetty Grub Toy
THE BAREFOOT STORY:
In 1958, Barbara Sansoni created BAREFOOT, a concept to rehabilitate young Sri Lankan women, who had little schooling and no skills. With her skills as a colourist and artist, she was able to do this successfully. Today, BAREFOOT is a premier textile design company exporting products worldwide whilst helping the poorer communities under the Fair Trade Program.
All BAREFOOT products are fully handmade from start to finish. They are not cheap substitutes for machinery, which explains the cost of BAREFOOT products, however, these products will last a lifetime whilst being a constant reminder that we can all help people in other parts of the world who are less fortunate. The yarn from BAREFOOT is hand dyed, using premium Swiss colourfast and non-toxic dyes, then hand woven and fashioned into various products. The high quality workmanship is assured, as there is no time pressures put on the people who do the weaving and needlework. BAREFOOT products are by no means mass-produced and no two pieces are the same.
BAREFOOT is not a charity organisation. The workers earn an honest wage and through BAREFOOT and the Fair Trade Program, they have the ability to support themselves and their children with dignity and self-respect. Today, the cloth from BAREFOOT is in demand for its utility and appearance. Creative designers are encouraged to be innovative and stretch their creative intelligence.