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Maker update: Pebble. On a mission to end poverty for women

Every time you make a purchase or share the story behind a product on The Grommet, your support helps our Makers grow.  We often hear about the exciting things that come after their launch day and we plan to share these stories with you as well. After all, it is your support making such a big impact on their businesses and lives. We recently heard from our friends at Pebble about life since Grommet launch —here's what's new.

 

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Since launching on The Grommet, Pebble has been accepted into the World Fair Trade Organization. This honor is a testament to Pebble’s important work. This update from founders Austin and Samantha is a very meaningful one. Since joining forces and starting Pebble, they have worked to empower women with living-wage jobs that are close to home. Their Fair Trade jobs give women a safe, viable way to support themselves while staying close to their families.

When you Buy Differently, it causes a ripple effect. Pebble is now expanding operations, teaching an additional 700 women in other areas of Bangladesh to crochet. With jobs from Pebble, locals can turn away from traditional ways to raise money—like cutting down the natural mangrove forest to sell wood. Pebble’s recent efforts are creating viable employment while protecting the environment, too. And you, The Grommet community are an important part of this progress.

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Thank you for Buying Differently and helping Pebble with their mission to empower women and reduce poverty.

Learn more about Pebble here.

Interested in updates from a specific Grommet Maker? Let us know and we will share their stories here.

Comments

  • Susan Dessimoz Says:

    I've really enjoyed this website.....now I'm proud of Grommet as well!!

  • Francisco J Mejia Says:

    Excellent mission!

  • Le Thomas Says:

    What are these toys stuffed with? Are they child safe?

  • stephanie Says:

    HI Kristin- can I carry these in my gift shop? I'd love to help spread the word! these are adorable!

  • Peggy Says:

    Amazing. Will definitely use site!

  • frank catone Says:

    I like your business model and i will support your company ,as well as share this with friends and family. Keep up the good work.

  • Mrnir Says:

    Lovrly

  • Rosalie M. Says:

    I'd be so happy to help someone to have a job. So, they can help their family. Third World countries need all the help they can get. How could we check out the items/price for these cuddly toys?

  • Sheila Says:

    I would love to purchase some of their work.

  • Michelle Says:

    Can you let me know of any shops in NYC where the products are sold retail?

  • Kristin Says:

    @Rosalie, I agree, it's a mission worth supporting! You can see the different styles and prices here: www.thegrommet.com/pebble

  • Kristin Says:

    Hi @stephanie! We don't currently carry Pebble on our Wholesale Platform but we may in the future. Check out https://wholesale.thegrommet.com/landing and you'll be the first to know if they become available.

  • Kristin Says:

    @Le Thomas Pebble toys are made of 100% cotton and the filling is made with 100% polyester. They are absolutely child safe!

  • Kristin Says:

    @Michelle, I don't know of any retail shops in NYC that carry them, but if you'd like to purchase one through us you can see the different styles at www.thegrommet.com/pebble

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