Kenana Knitters is a grassroots organisation situated near Njoro (Rift Valley area of Kenya) and was founded in 1998 by local Kenyan, Patricia Nightingale. Patricia wanted to assist local ladies who were lacking a market for their homespun wool. Over time with clever designs, she and the knitters transformed the yarn into unique creations. With a vision to further impact the community, Kenana Knitters taught women in the area to knit beautiful, organic cotton products using local, sustainable resources. By providing a safe, family-friendly working environment, Kenana Knitters empowers women, offering them a chance to work and take charge of their lives, with pride and dignity.
Today, Kenana Knitters employs and pays fair wages to over 500 knitters and spinners. The organisation exports a collection of unique products to countries around the world. It provides a regular health clinic for the women, including free eye checks and glasses if needed, a savings plan and access to free electricity for phone and torch charging. The Kenana Knitters are changing their lives, stitch by stitch.
Kenana Down Under (with One Colour) is the sole distributor for the Kenana Knitters in Australia and New Zealand.
Divine homespun, hand dyed, hand knitted Jungle Fun babies, perfect as a special gift for someone. Their wholesome cuteness is also bringing much appreciated income for the Kenana Knitters in Kenya and a $10 donation to The Fig Tree Children.
At around 26cm tall
100% homespun wool
Hand knitted in Kenya