Exclusive: Ethically made by a women owned brand to delight little ones.
LITTLE PINE TREE TOYS
The Little Pine Tree Toys are designed and created exclusively for 54kibo. The South African women owned brand was founded by Goeun Bae, a Korean designer, anthropologist, photographer and mother. After moving to South Africa, Goeun was inspired to create Little Pine Tree Toys, a social enterprise to engage local women by teaching them a new craft and providing them with a sustainable income source.
All the dolls and stuffed animals made by the women owned brand are crocheted using the Amigurumi technique, a Japanese art of knitting small, stuffed yarn creatures. “What I like about our project is that we use our hands... We are using our talents. What I would like is more women to know…. how to use their talents,” says Nokuthula, one of Little Pine Tree Toys’ makers.
The women owned brand creates an expansive line of Little Pine Tree Toys that are cherished by young children around the world. And because they are hand crocheted using all natural materials and non-toxic dyes, they are a safe way to provide the little ones wit sweet companionship. Even their eyes are crocheted from cotton. The women owned brand does spectacular work, and since inception, has created an entire line of dolls and stuffed animals to collect.