We’re in the thick of the holiday season and the whirlwind of activities may have you wondering how to avoid consumer craziness while shopping for the young ones. What is our solution? This year, take a more conscious approach to gifting the children in your life.
There are numerous fantastic gifts that can connect your child with the world in an enriching way. We've compiled our favorite refugee-made items that are perfect for the little ones in your life.
1. Ilma Doll
Do you recognize any of these traditional Ukrainian outfits? The Ilma Doll honours Ukrainian women's heritage and culture. Each doll is handcrafted by skilled Afghan refugee women from upcycled waste fabric and represents solidarity with millions of Ukrainians who have been displaced by conflict.
£35.00 // BUY NOW
2. Aleppo Mini-Dolls
Every Aleppo collection mini- doll carries a personal story rendered in intricate embroidery by Syrian refugee women. Each doll is named after a refugee, and their story is depicted in the embroidery. Each one serves as a reminder to show solidarity with those who have been forced to flee their homes.
£40.00 // BUY NOW
3. Finger Puppet Set
This heart warming set of finger puppets is symbolic of creatures from Syrian folklore. Each finger puppet is crocheted by Syrian refugees living in Turkey from GOTS certified organic cotton.
£36.00 // BUY NOW
Rag dolls representing women from around the world
Try to stop yourself from falling in love with these rag dolls! Crafted by Afghan refugees in Delhi using fashion industry fabric scraps these dolls represent women from around the world. Each one is unique and ever so charming - we're not sure how to pick a favourite! Left to right:
Petit Rosa Doll, £40 // BUY NOW
Soumba Doll, £45 // BUY NOW
Madi Doll, £45 // BUY NOW
Mizu Doll, £45 // BUY NOW
Syrian folklore stuffed animals
This dynamic bunch are so adorable and are just the right size! Soft squishy and perfect for your little one's hand. All crafted by Syrian refugees living in Turkey each heart-warming stuffed toy is a symbolic creature from a famous Syrian poem.
Farawee the Sheep, £30 // BUY NOW
Aswadoo the Crow, £30 // BUY NOW
Thalaboo the Fox, £30 // BUY NOW
Qith the Cat, £30 // BUY NOW