Mvuu is the Shona word for hippo. This beautiful hand knitted Mvuu is created with 100% cotton yarn, and eco-friendly materials where possible. Women from marginalized communities in Zambia lovingly hand knit each detail whilst providing an income for their family. Many of these ladies are the sole providers for their children and dependents. Using skills passed down through the generations these mothers are able to work from home and provide hands on care for their children, homes, and subsistence farms.
Whilst empowering women through employment in Zambia, the sales of this collection also contributes to conservation and environmental work being carried out across Africa
- Our hand knit and crochet soft toys are made from 100% oeko certified cotton and stuffed with oeko-certified acrylic.
- They are stuffed with acrylic ‘bi-product’ from a local yarn manufacture helping to ensure that this does not end up in landfills.
- These plush toys are tested by Modern Testing Services (Global) Ltd and comply with the safety standards for the US, Canada, EU, UK and Australia.
- Though they are best wiped clean, the toys can be washed in a machine on a cool wash setting and air dried.
Length:Head to toe +-8in
We always strive to be as true to the original design as possible. However, as with most handmade items, they each carry its own set of unique differences. These handwoven goods are just as unique as each of the ladies who have created them. Dimensions may vary ever so slightly.