Gang of 6 - Zebra, Giraffe, Lion, Elephant, Monkey .... and Octopus.
The buddies. A set of 6 wild animal soft toys made by highly skilled weavers in rural Sri Lanka.
Grab all our jungle animal friends ~ but somehow an octopus arrived and photo-bombed and joined the gang.
Sri Lanka has a rich history of weaving, a timeless skill that has been passed down through generations of predominantly women. However, this industry has been under threat as master weavers retire and younger generations who choose not to follow in their footsteps.
Our Fair Trade partner works with over 1000 weavers, supporting them to grow the market for their skills, both in Sri Lanka and for international export, keeping this time-honoured industry alive.