This product measures 14.6” x 6.7” in dimension and weighs 0.44 lb.
Large Swan- Pebble
We first met Samantha and her husband, Morshed, at a small Holiday Craft Fair at the International School our boys attended in Dhaka. Over the years, we began consulting with them, amazed at the quality control and scaling Pebble was modeling. Samantha began teaching a dozen women how to knit and crochet in 2004, with the hopes of producing products that could be sold on the international market. By the time we met her, it had grown to be a job source for more than 2000 women. Today, Pebble provides jobs to more than 12,000 women in over 120 rural centers. The women can walk to work, taking their babies with them. Most of the centers have a nursery and/or preschool for the little ones. These women are being paid a fair wage, which ensures that they can feed their families 3 meals a day, send their children to school and begin saving for the future. This is changing entire communities as the women are now given a voice in traditionally very patriarchal communities. Women in these areas no longer need to leave their children with grandparents and migrate to the cities, where the main source of employment is working long days in a garment factory. Pebble keeps families together and prevents human trafficking, forced prostitution and unsafe work environments.