Dragon Fruit Rattle
Made in Bangladesh
by women knitters and crocheters
Handmade Knit Cotton Rattle - Dragon Fruit | The Little Market
As with all handmade items, no two pieces are the same. Variations in size, color, and design will occur.
Each baby rattle is handmade in Bangladesh by a female artisan working with Pebble. Pebble began as a tiny non-profit, teaching young women how to knit in a spare room. It has since grown into a large-scale place of employment for female artisans, dedicated to providing sustainable work for young women of rural Bangladesh. The women of Pebble can work from their rural communities, eliminating the need to migrate in search of employment. This allows families to stay together, and support themselves with another source of income.
All Pebble products are handmade by women in Bangladesh with 100% cotton and natural materials. Each purchase helps provide a wage for rural Bengali artisans, and enables them to work from home. With these flexible working opportunities, Pebble helps remove the need for economic migration to the cities, and allows women to care for their children while also earning an income.
Sitting on the Bay of Bengal, Bangladesh shares its borders with India, Nepal and Burma. With a population of 152 million, Bangladesh is the world’s 8th most populated country. It is also a very densely populated country, with a poverty rate of 31.5%. After 15 years under military rule, democracy was restored in Bangladesh in 1990, however the political scene remains volatile. Girls now outnumber boys in primary schools because of effective education policy that has been implemented. Yet, Bangladesh has the highest rate of marriage in the world for girls under 15. In 2013, thousands of workers were killed when the Rana Plaza building collapsed, which has led to some progress in ensuring better safety regulations in garment factories.
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