Zebra Stuffed Animal
Made by Naguska
This oh-so-soft zebra is knit from cotton and makes an adorable present for expecting mothers and little ones.
* Approximately 9" tall; cotton with polyester fill
* As with all handwoven items, variations will occur
Handmade by women artisans in Peru working with Naguska
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Naguska was founded in 1997 as an export company of Peruvian handicrafts, a craft that, since pre-Columbian times, has been characterized by its richness, variety and unique beauty. Even today, the materials and techniques that its artisans have inherited from generation to generation can be appreciated in every piece. Naguska seeks to create job opportunities for artisans in Peru, increasingly for groups of women knitters from the rural area in highlands of Puno. Naguska provides training and technical support in the implementation on workshops so they can make their work as well as increase the quality of products and, therefore, of their life.
In Peru, artisans at Naguska use knitting and weaving techniques to make stuffed animals. To start the process of making a new stuffed animal, the master weaver who is in charge of prototype development creates the first prototype. Our product development team at The Little Market provides feedback on the sample, and then edits are made as needed. Once the samples are approved, the master weaver shares the pattern with other artisans working with Naguska. The parts are sewn by hand and/or with a sewing machine using 100 percent Peruvian cotton thread, and the handmade stuffed animals are then stuffed with a synthetic polyester fiberfill. All of these materials are sourced locally in Peru.
Best known as the heart of the Inca Empire, Peru is and has been home to many diverse indigenous cultures long before the Incas arrived; its rich and varied heritage includes the ancient Incan capital of Cuzco and the lost city of Machu Picchu. The diversity, color, creativity and multiple functions of Peru's cultural identity, has serve as the fundaments for the way of life for thousands of families and communities.
Fair Trade Products
Fair Trade is an approach to international trade centered around equitable partnerships, transparency and respect. It seeks to empower marginalized producers by providing them safe working conditions, fair pay, and a means to establish a sustainable business free from exploitation. As a member of the Fair Trade Federation, we are committed to the Fair Trade principles.