Are you looking for that perfect present for your niece, nephew, grandson, or granddaughter? We at Global Groove Life (GGL) know what a challenge it can be to find fun things that the kids in your life will love which also meet your ethical standards. In the midst of a season thats focus has shifted from giving to consuming GGL wants to support you in your quest for fantastic fair trade gifts!
We’re bringing the global flavor and the loving groove to the holiday season with bright kids gifts galore - all made from felt! Not only are these felted wonders sustainably made by artisans in Nepal they’re also sure to bring a smile to and child’s face for years to come!
Did you know that felt is the first known fabric created by humans? It came before woven fabric - pieces of felt have been found in caves in Siberia that date back to at least 700 BC! Here’s a little bit of background information about this amazing substance. Global Groove Life artisans use wool felt to create objects of fascination that will last a lifetime.
Wool fibers are matted and compressed together then heat and moisture are applied to form a thick, soft fabric. Ta-da! Now it’s felt! (To be honest the process is a little more complex than that - these are just the “need to know” basics.) The felt can then be dyed into a rainbow of colors and shaped to any form!
Children love felted toys because they meet a lot of sensory needs. They’re soft, they’re fuzzy, they’re pliable, and they’re really resilient! These toys can be played with over and over, squished into tiny spaces, dropped into a puddle, washed, and brought out to play all over again!
For the youngest babes, you can create a comfortable personal space and foster a sense of wonder with a felted mobile with owls or dragons. Even older kids will be fascinated with an ultra-magical unicorn mobile! What girl doesn’t love unicorns? They’re the perfect playtime companions, plus they’re so cute!
For boys and girls with a flair for the outdoor check out GGL’s fairy collection. These little fae friends love to go on adventures in the forest, at the beach, at the park, or in the back yard. Some of these adorable fairies compact down into flowers ... making them great secret best friends!
Looking for even more mystical fun? Build a fairy village complete with fairy homes, tooth fairies, and flower fairies! The kids will enjoy exploring this new world. Children can be encouraged to share about their fairy world by drawing pictures or writing short stories about their exploits.
Have you been wondering what to get for that kid whose family is always traveling? You know they’d love to receive some gifts but it just doesn’t seem practical to give them large items that they’ll have to leave sitting home unused for long stretches of time. We feel you and we’ve got solutions!
Felted clutches and toys are perfect for travel! Families on the go keep in mind that felted toys are must haves! The children can pack a few tiny fairy friends or store small necessities in a felted pouch before they hit the road. These sweet satchels zip shut to ensure that all of their most precious items stay safely stashed away, ready to be reintroduced to the world at the next stop on your journey. Polka dots, pugs, owls, mushrooms - these bags come in so many designs you’ll be sure to find just the right fit for that special child in your life.
These soft plush items will keep the kiddos entertained for hours on end. They’re not throw away, one-time-use toys that kids will get bored of quickly because they limit innovation. On the contrary, they’re high quality, hand-crafted fun that inspire youth to stretch their imaginations every time they play! Plus they’re really light weight, durable, and easy to clean - that’s a win for mom and dad!
So whether you’re searching for a stocking stuffer to light up your son’s face on Christmas morning, a thoughtful gift for new parents and their baby, or an awe-inspiring present for your precocious daughter - Global Groove Life’s fantastic array of fair trade felt has you covered! Head on over to our kids section and find the perfect gifts today!
Amara Evans is a vibrational healer, collective consciousness-raiser, writer, and devotee of the Goddess. She loves to connect with her global community through writing and speaking about important topics like the environment, spirituality, and fair trade.
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As if the “Who am I “ question wasn’t enough, I sometimes, oftentimes am compelled to truly consider what Global Groove Life is. Over the years, I’ve examined our motives, especially when folks ask us questions about the GGL “brand”. I’ve never thought of us as a brand, I’ve always thought of us as a team. Our family, volunteers, artisans, loyal patrons; Team GGL.