Fun Finds For Mom

Design your own sweater at Toto Knits

You might remember I wrote about Toto Knits earlier this year. The company sells organic cotton knitwear made by a group of single mothers in Kenya.

Last week, I got an email from Erin, the company’s founder, that they’ve added a new option to their website — the ability for customers to design their own sweaters! You pick your style, stripes or solid, and an accent, if you like. Then one of the Kenyan knitters makes your sweater, signs it, earns money for her work — and your creation is sent your way.

Yes, it’s summertime, but if any of you are early planners for the holiday season and want to bookmark (or “pin” — are any of you Pinterest junkies?) a unique gift you can feel really good about giving, check out their new Design Your Own Sweater feature. Here are a few I designed.

Such fun! Can you tell I’m partial to the stripes?

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Posted Wednesday, July 13, 2011 in Fashion, Gifts, Kids