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Dress Your Sailor with Fair Trade Sweaters (blankets & pillows too!)

We recently found a fabulous Fair Trade company; which creates hand knit products for little sailors or sailorettes.  The Grasshoppers story is inspirational and Sally Lee is proud to promote such a wonderful brand. Grasshoppers was started by twin sisters, born in Zimbabwe, now living in Australia who began their own initiative of providing an income generating project for a community of rural women in Zimbabwe, recognizing their own natural talents in hand knitting, whilst at the same time introducing a top quality product.

We love that the Zimbabwe women knitters are stakeholders in the business and profits from sales are re-directed into the business for future growth and development, to help relieve poverty and provide ongoing work opportunities. More sales means more money available to the Zimbabwean women. As you can see they are an outstanding brand and we know that you'll love the sweaters and blankets which they create...

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Your little sailor will look adorable in one of these hand-knit sweaters; which sports either an anchor or sailboat. Classic style sweater is available in natural and stone.  Buy Now

Your little sweetheart will be extra cute in this natural-colored classic sweater! The front has a red heart knit-in. Buy Now

This Diamond Stitch Hoody is so adorable that I want one! Unfortunately for me, they are only available in sizes from 0 to 2 years.  Buy Now

Little girls will look adorable in this Garter Stitch Hoody! A pouch and hood are extremely fashionable and the stitch is hard wearing for active children.  Buy Now

Basket Weave Blankets

These Basket Weave Blankets are definitely on my must-have list.  I think it would be divine to wrap up in one while reading, watching the fire or enjoying TV during the cool months ahead. These blankets are both beautiful and functional; each is carefully knitted and hand finished. They are made from the finest 100% cotton making them soft, light and comfortable, yet warm in winter and cool in summer. Blanket can be machine washed and placed in the dryer on a low heat.  Buy Now
Basket Weave Hand-knit Cushion Cover

Moss Stitch Hand-knit Cushion Cover

What a lovely accent for your favorite chair or couch in your seaside retreat. These Basket Weave or Moss Stitch Cushion Covers each have a fold over and buttons as well as available in natural or stone.  Buy Now



Grasshoppers is committed to:
• Fair Trade principals aimed at benefiting disadvantaged rural women in Zimbabwe.
• Training and development of skills and talents.
• Fair remuneration for work.
• Providing employment to women with disabilities.
• Allowing women to care for their children whilst earning a living.
• Providing a relaxed working environment.
• Working towards alleviating poverty and providing sustainable economic growth in one of Zimbabwe's most disadvantaged communities.


  1. Lovely!! I'm off to check them out:)

  2. I'm so glad that you both liked these items ~ I just love them and am so impressed with the brand that I had to share.



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