WHALE & FRIENDS

(1 customer review)

£30.00

Whale keeps his best friends in his mouth but they are happy to come out to play too when the opportunity arises!

Whale is 32cm long,  with a wide mouth and a tail that fits neatly into little hands.  He has five fishy friends, each a different colour, so that your little one can learn their colours as well as their numbers while playing.

Made from Weaving Hope’s signature handwoven cotton, by female artisans in Sri Lanka, the colours are created using non-toxic dyes and the whole set can be washed at 30 degrees.

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Empowering women

Providing employment for rural women in Sri Lanka, with flexible hours and childcare support

Fair Trade

The Sri Lankan producer are a Guaranteed Member of the World Fair Trade Organization and the UK operation partners with BAFTS (Fair Trade Network UK)

Plastic free

Fabrics are hand loomed, creating a completely plastic free range of toys and reimagining some classic toys in fabric, such as their tea sets

Earth conscious, hand loomed toys

Weaving Hope was born out of a family trip to Sri Lanka when Joe and Nicky, original founders of the company, met the women making beautiful hand loomed toys. By the time they left Sri Lanka they felt compelled to support these talented craftspeople and find a way to sell their toys in the UK.

Weaving Hope’s collection is designed to encourage imaginative and interactive play in young children. Perfect for pre schoolers, their range is completely plastic free, vegan friendly and made with non toxic dyes.

The rural Sri Lankan female artisans who produce the range are supported with flexible hours and childcare facilities for young children and homework spaces for older children. This safe environment empowers more women to work, securing an income for themselves and to support their family.

The artisans are highly skilled in this traditional craft, with a good weaver needing around six months training and practice to become proficient – to set up a loom takes a whole day! Great concentration, mathematical ability and dexterity are required, as the fine warp threads have to be carefully positioned to achieve the correct pattern.

This highly skilled process is labour intensive, but not energy hungry. Log burners heat the water for washing and dyeing the cotton before it is woven into cloth. The dyeing process takes place in a rural area and the wood is sourced locally, with regular planting of new trees to replace what is used. The run-off water is air cooled, then filtered through sand and carbon before being used to irrigate the grounds.

The final product is a beautiful, handmade toy which will be provide hours of entertainment and fun, as well as being a long-lasting and quality item to keep in your family for generations.

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Product detail
The set is handmade from cotton fabric and a non-allergenic polyester filling, complying with European safety standards.

Dimensions: 32cm long

Care: Machine washable at 30 degrees.
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Additional information

Brand

Weaving Hope

Accreditation

Empowering women, Fair Trade, Handmade, Plastic free

Delivery

Free standard delivery when you spend over £45. This will be applied automatically at checkout.

Standard delivery is available via Royal Mail for £3.95 on all purchases under £45. Your order will be with you in 2-4 days

Orders placed over a Bank Holiday weekend will be posted on the first working day after the holiday.

Next Day delivery will be available soon but in the meantime, if you require a purchase urgently please contact us at [email protected] and we'll try our very best to help you.

Reviews

1 review for WHALE & FRIENDS

  1. Charlie Boss (verified owner)

    I have now ordered the Whale & Friends set for two close friends to welcome their new arrivals. Both sets of patents loved the set, and they also both commented on how beautifully wrapped they were!

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