Handmade Patchwork Baby Toy - Elephant

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  • Regular price $35.00 CAD


Perfect for bedtime! Which child would not love this squishy elephant to hug all day and especially when falling asleep.

This patchwork elephant is handmade with love by Egyptian women artisans with up-cycled material.

  • 50% cotton, 50% synthetic
  • Up-cycled from textile obtained from textile companies
  • Big Elephant: 20 cm x 25 cm or Small Elephant: 15 cm x 20 cm (each sold separate)
  • Handmade with care in Egypt
  • Wash in cold water
  • Fulfillment and shipment from Canada

The Artisans

 

The Association for the Protection of the Environment (A.P.E.) is a not-for-profit organization that works with the informal garbage collectors of Cairo, known as the Zabaleen in Arabic.

The aim of A.P.E. is to help this traditionally marginalized group find innovative ways to improve their circumstances and support the environment. Their focus is on developing environmentally sound waste management and recycling techniques, which help to build the human capacity of the Zabaleen communities, to "recycle, up-cycle and re-use".

Through the many programs of A.P.E., women especially, have become empowered to build better lives for themselves. Their income generating programs have helped generations of women improve their circumstances.

Textile obtained from textile companies is converted into pieces of art and patchwork creating beautiful bedspreads, cushion covers, children toys, and much more.