Yawama Kids

Organic softies, rattles and aprons for kids – from Sweden & Zambia

Yawama Kids is a collaboration between Swedish blogger Clara Lidström and her sister, the designer and stylist Anna Lidström for the brand Yawama of Sweden. The brand’s philosophy is to combine African crafting skills with Swedish design. The children’s collection have products for kids in all ages and cares for both the environment and those who produce the goods. And it’s so beautiful!

Yawama Kids logo

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Handmade and Slow Design

Yawama Kids believe in Slow Design. Limited collections, handcrafted products with timeless design, and transparent production.

We love handcraft because it:

  • Is durable and utilizes the techniques and skills that have been handed down from one generation to the next
  • Creates more jobs than mass production, especially for women in Africa, who are provided with the opportunity to work from home.
  • Is less damaging to the environment.
  • Is not always perfect – but always unique.

Fair Trade & Sustainable Design

Yawama Kids products are produced with respect for both the environment and producers. They regularly visit their craftsmen on site in Zambia, working to create long-term partnerships based on Fair Trade principles. This means that wage rates are reasonable, that child labour and forced labour does not occur in production, the working hours are respected and that working conditions are safe.

Africa

Yawama Kids import directly from artisans across Africa. African crafts are of high quality but producers often have fewer export opportunities than in other developing countries. This is because:

  • The products rarely are market ready
  • The producers lack knowledge of export market
  • The producer lack resources to promote itself abroad
  • Production volumes are limited
  • The production often takes place in remote areas with poor communications.
  • High transport costs that make the products difficult to compete with cheap mass production

Info about Little Ndaba, who deliver to Yawama Kids

Yawama Kids från Little Ndaba

Little Ndaba was started by Charles Barr in 2004. Their studio is located on a farm just outside Lusaka, Zambia where they work with the local women to develop innovative toys and decor collections for children. A small group of women have been trained in hand-knitting and one woman has been trained to do the quality control. The women often work from home and  get payed for each toy completed. In this way Little Ndaba is helping to provide a source of income as well as skills development.

https://www.facebook.com/LittleNdabaHandcraftedToys

Products by Yawama Kids

245 kr

Yawama Kids 
Hand painted children's apron from Zambia. Promotes fair trade practices, generates local employment in Zambia and develops creative skills, both in Zambia and Sweden! Pattern: Elephant. Available in size M (5-10 years).

245 kr

Yawama Kids 
Hand painted children's apron from Zambia. Promotes fair trade practices, generates local employment in Zambia and develops creative skills, both in Zambia and Sweden! Pattern: Zebra. Available in two sizes: S (2-4 years) and M (5-10 years).

145 kr

Yawama Kids 
Hand crocheted organic rattle elephant Nsofwa - does good in Zambia and for the environment. A meaningful and unique gift for the small child. Made from ethically produced organic OEKO certified cotton and acrylic. CE mark. 16 cm.

145 kr

Yawama Kids 
Hand crocheted organic rattle monkey - does good in Zambia and for the environment. A meaningful and unique present for the small child. Made from ethically produced organic OEKO certified cotton and acrylic. CE mark. 16 cm.

145 kr

Yawama Kids 
Hand crocheted organic rattle zebra - does good in Zambia and for the environment. A meaningful and unique gift for the small child. Made from ethically produced organic OEKO certified cotton and acrylic. CE mark. 16 cm.

Sale!
355 kr 290 kr

Yawama Kids 
Hand knitted organic softie elephant that does good in Zambia, for your little one, and for the environment. Makes a perfect christening or name giving gift, Christmas present or birthday present, but also makes an eye catching interior detail. Made from ethically produced organic OEKO certified cotton and acrylic. CE mark. 28 cm.

Sale!
435 kr 290 kr

Yawama Kids 
Hand crocheted organic softie rabbit that does good in Zambia, for your little one, and for the environment. Behind the production of the rabbit Kalulu (a popular character in Zambian folk tales) are women in Zambia, who gain a much needed extra income. Made from ethically produced organic OEKO certified cotton and acrylic. CE mark. 28 cm.