Kenana - Organic Cotton Penguin
Organic Cotton Rascals, Comforters & Decorations
These naturals or bright little critters and decoration style have been hand made using African grown organic cotton and carefully created by the Kenana Knitters. The natural yarn is dyed with non- toxic, bio friendly dyes. Most small cotton critters come with their own little card telling the Kenana Knitter story and giving the name of the knitter. Each decoration style has a little red ribbon.
All products are made from carefully selected organic, natural fibres.
All our products are made using natural dyes found in the local area, and where not possible are GOTS certified, AZO and Cadmium Free, and ecofriendly.
All our wool is 100% Kenyan, organic and from our local region. We are lucky to have access to beautiful local fibres, and are able to support over 200 spinners and the farmers that they buy from.
Our Cotton is 100%, certified organic and sourced from a socially responsible farm in Tanzania. They have strict social and ethical standards, and produce cotton to the highest environmental standards and are SA 8000: 2008 accredited, Oeko Tex, GOTS and OCS Certified.
The primary purpose of Kenana is to support women in the local community, by directly providing them with a source of income, thus enabling them to improve the quality of their own lives as well as those of their extended families. Kenana Knitters is dedicated to supporting the local community by empowering over 300 rural Kenyan women to knit a brighter future for themselves and their families.
Currently, Kenana supports over 300 knitters as well as over 200 spinners who hand spin the wool into yarn using recycled bicycle wheels made into spinning wheels.