November 8, 2012

Toto Knits

The holidays will be here before you know it… Hanukkah begins Saturday, December 8! I’ve decided to start my Holiday Gift Guide series EARLY for those that celebrate Hanukkah. Christmas still seems far away, but I swear every year it kind of sneaks up on me!

Today I want to share a new store I discovered earlier this fall. It is called Toto Knits. Founded by Erin Brennan Allan, Toto Knits is a line of organic cotton knitwear ethically made by a group of single mothers in Kenya. I love love love this!

Erin designs fun children’s apparel and then the group of knitters make the clothing. The knitters are paid by the piece which allows them to work as much or as little as they like. They are able to put their children first and work on the side to help support their families/communities. I REALLY love the business model & have so much admiration for those that start businesses that help so many! Not only is each piece of clothing made by hand, but it is also signed by the knitter.

I picked out 2 pieces to have made for Rexford for Christmas. He is getting the Organic Cotton Zebra Sweater and the Organic Cotton Knit Pants in GREEN & Natural stripe.

Be sure to order early if you want something for the holidays. Because these pieces are hand knit they may take up to 2 weeks to complete. Allow time for overseas shipping as well.

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