Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Food from Everywhere
My sister-in-law gave our children (among many wonderful things), a set of play food from Step 2 that is multicultural food. She does something like this for most occasions. For Christmas it was Yo Yo dolls, an update of the classic quilter's doll made from scrap fabrics. They're each hand sewn by women artisans in Bolivia and Peru. Jenny Krauss, the company responsible for designing and sourcing the product, is committed to working with women artisans who have excpetional skill and very few options for other work.
It means so much when folks give our children gifts that reflect an understanding and appreciation for the values and lessons I want to teach them.