One of the things I love about blogging events is being introduced to brands I haven’t heard of. Recently, I attended a McCord List event hosted by the lovely Rachel McCord at Mogul where we got to check out a lot of really cool brands! One of those brands was Imani Collective. They were there giving out tote bags with cute Llama pillows and wall hangings and I was definitely intrigued.
I found out that not only does Imani Collective make adorable plush toys and cute home goods, they also give back to the communities they serve.
The Imani Collective was founded by Jenny who wanted to empower women living in Kenya. It started small with sixteen women learning to sew and produce goods so they could be more independent and it has grown to over 50 men and women in Kenya and few women in Dallas Texas! Also, these talented artisans hand make all the Imani Collective goods!
I absolutely fell in love with all the Imani Collective designs. They make SUPER CUTE plush toys for babies and also chic home goods like wall hangings, rugs, and throws and more. As you can see, all of the designs look great in Harrison’s nursery. And he loves playing with the plush toys too! His favorite is the Interactive House pillow because he loves to pull out all the little plush toys from the pockets and chew on them! And I love the cute cactus planter and woven wall hanging because they put the finishing touches on my nursery decor!
Imani Collective plush toys would make great baby shower gifts!
All of their products are handmade with no toxins. Also, there are a ton of cute plush toys to choose from. My favorites are the llama, the sloth, and the Interactive House Pillow! In addition, you’ll be helping out a community of men and women who are trying to support their families.
If you aren’t in the market for cute baby toys or home goods but want to support Imani Collective you can donate money for meals, training, and education. May was a really tough month for the artisans in Kenya. The rainy season in Kenya brings a lot of disease and destruction and many of the women’s homes were destroyed and there is also structural damage to the workshop. The Emergency Fund to help with the women’s medical bills was also depleted due to sickness caused by the rains. Any thing you could do to help would be greatly appreciated!
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