Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Under the Nile

We are very proud to be carrying one of our favorite organic lines from Under the Nile. They are one of those companies that you find yourself feeling so proud of on so many levels. Here's a few reasons we love them:
  • Organically cultivated and grown
  • Hand picked in Egypt
  • Produced in an environmentally friendly manner
  • Dyed with natural, heavy metal free colors
  • Fair Traded
  • Machine wash and tumble dry!
Additionally, Under the Nile is involved in a project called The '13 Villages Project'. "It takes place in 13 rural villages in Sharkeya, Egypt. Through vocational training and infrastructural development, the project is improving the health, skills and overall well being of the village inhabitants. We provide excellent health care as well as education on dental and over all physical health. We begin by educating the villagers on how to make our fruit and vegetable toys. Each village receives an advance for their work and the materials needed to produce that toy. Upon completion, we pick up the finished goods and pay them fair wages for their work."

So our new favorite thing that JUST came in, is this Octopus. It's made with left over scraps and thus rightly named the Organic Scraptopus Toy! It's really vibrant and is made with soft rib knit fabric. The legs are perfect for teething too, especially since you can wash and dry it in the machine.

See it online here.

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