Toto Knits is a great company that was founded by two moms. Mary and Ellen met in Nairobi, Kenya at a school for children with special needs.
Mary was teaching Arts and Crafts at the school and persuaded Erin to pick up a pair of knitting needles and get creating.
The company was born after the two realized the importance of creating employment opportunities that would allow women to work whilst still nurturing their families, particularly in Kenya where women are often unskilled and marginalized.
With Mary’s knitting know-how, Erin’s love for all things baby and their years of friendship it was a perfect partnership. Mary now trains and manages a group of twenty knitters (with help from her son Cyrus) while Erin works on the designs and marketing.
Toto Knits has a great selection of some of the cutest sweaters I have ever seen. The have different themes such as farm animals, safari animals and classic sweaters.
Farm Animals $75 – 100% cotton, hand-made in kenya, all with tails sizes: 3 months, 6 months, 12 months, 2T-6T
Classic $60 – 100% cotton – hand-made in Kenya sizes: 3 months, 6 months, 12 months, 2T-6T
Cotton Safari $75 – 100% cotton, hand-made in kenya, all with tails sizes: 3 months, 6 months, 12 months, 2T-6T