Saturday, December 6, 2008

Meet the Joobles

Can a baby's toy make a lasting impact in a world of global warming and economic recession? Yes it can says the founders of Fair Indigo, a company where gifts have a purpose.

Meet a new group of cuddly hand knit friends, - The Joobles!

The Joobles have traveled all the way from Lima, Peru just in time to celebrate the holiday season with us. Lovingly created from organic cotton (no pesticides, insecticides, herbicides and fertilizers free), these little guys are sure to please the tiniest of toy lovers.

The Joobles have been hand knit by talented Peruvian artisans under fair trade practices, providing meaningful employment and hope to hundreds of rural and urban Peruvians.

Each Jooble stands approximately 11" tall, and weighs in at $29 each. Each on of the 9 Joobles are filled with a unique personality and promise of friendship. Favorite Jooble at our home, Pip the Dog of course!

If you have any experience at all shopping for organic toys, you will appreciate the value of the Joobles ($29). These beautiful knit toys and not only 100% adorable, but will make our World a better place to live for generations to come.

Buy it! You can find the Joobles over at Fair Indigo, where giving gifts that matter is standard practice.

Win it! We have one Jooble for a lucky Simple reader. Simply visit Fair Indigo, click on the tab About Fair Trade to learn what the term really means and why it matters to you. Come back here, leave us a comment with which Jooble is your favorite.

Contest will be open through December 15th, 2008 and winner will be chosen at random. Good Luck!

137 comments:

  1. I love Mooey Cow- so cute!

    stacie_vaughan@hotmail.com

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  2. Aww the giraffe and the giraffe sweaters are the cutest things ever!

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  3. Oops, I'm sorry - jessica@bellavalentinaphotography.com

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  4. Jiffy is my favorite. Nice giveaway Em.

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  5. I love Icy the Penguin. Awfully cute!

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  6. Great site! Mooey the Cow is my fave!

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  7. I think Jiffy the Giraffe is adorable! He would make a great baby shower gift ;)

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  8. fairbear mrs.mommyyatgmaildotcom

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  9. My favorite Joobles are Buzzy Bee & Icy the Penguin :)

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  10. I love Calley the Cat. cdziuba@aol.com

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  11. I like Callie the cat. Thanks!

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  12. Fair Indigo believes that they need to go beyond the minimum wage and see that people are making a living wage, a distinction that many people miss. I like that I can purchase from any category at Fair Indigo and know that they have already done the work to make sure I am not purchasing something made by someone who can't feed their family on what they get paid to make it for me. Thanks for this giveaway. Joobles are adorable.

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  13. Fair trade is so important for good pay and workplace rules and regulations. Love pip the dog for the little boy who loves woofs woofs.
    tvollowitz at aol dot com

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  14. The giraffe is the cutest. Fair trade is so important these days. Thanks for the contest.

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  15. I think that Buzzy Bug is my fav, but I love the wee sweaters and mitts that match their Joobles!

    Adorable!

    Thanks

    nancyrobster@gmail.com

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  16. icy the penguin is my favorite! she's so sweet!!

    kwhite826@hotmail.com

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  17. It's hard to chose between Buzzy and Mooey. They're both so adorable!

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  18. ah Bella the Bunny is adorable!

    shel704 at aol dot com

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  19. Fair trade is paying employees a fair price for their labor and also paying a fair price for the products they have made. Fair trade, to me, means that sweat shops will soon be a thing of the past! My favorite item is Baby Organic Penguin Sweater - too cute!

    spitfyr323 at hotmail dot com

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  20. Of course the giraffe is, its my trademark.

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  21. Icy the penguin is awesome!!

    danmarugg@yahoo.ca

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  22. Mooey Cow is my favorite!!

    Night61@hotmail.com

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  23. the giraffe is my favorite, and fair trade is very, very important, it's good of you to link this site and encourage people to go!

    jennifer.lleras@gmail.com

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  24. I love Icy the Penguin --- Thanks for the great contest:)

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  25. I love the Mooey the cow one. I love cows.

    rebbi511 at peoplepc.com

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  26. Fair trade to me is simply the only way to live -- reimbursing people appropriately for their time, energy, and skills. That's a value I want to model for my children.

    And I love Calley the Cat!

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  27. Jiffy the Giraffe is too adorable.
    Alesha
    peanutsnpumpkins@hotmail.com

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  28. i so think thay all are so cute and well any one will beok for my little one thanks please enter me in to this thanks

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  29. Fair Bear is cute
    altheima@bigstring.com

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  30. Mooey the Cow is perfect for my new grandkid!

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  31. Mooey the Cow is perfect for my new grandkid!

    BillyJack@rogers.com

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  32. fair trade means the people get money to live a life that is somewhat less challenging...it means I am not promoting poverty!
    mom2maria at hotmail
    love the giraffe!

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  33. Wow, I can't decided betweens Mel the Monkey and Mooey Cow! CUTE!

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  34. I love Icy and Mel.

    Fair trade means opposing the mistreatment of our Earth's resources by avoiding products that exploit her, even if it means paying a little more. It means treating producers and the Earth fairly by being a good consumer.

    reg8w@aol.com

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  35. Thanks for promoting a Fair Trade shop! Mel the Monkey is my favorite!
    jinglesells at gmail dot com

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  36. I love Icy the Penguin. What a great company, I really appreciate what they are doing for the workers who make these products. Fair Trade is good for all.

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  37. My daughter would love to snuggle up with Calley the Cat. I appreciate companies that support paying workers a living wage, toys you can feel good about giving to your kids!!!

    Thanks! foxsquirrelrabbit at gmail dot com

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  38. Kudos for you for raising awareness about Fair Trade :) My favorite is Calley the Cat. These Joobles just look so soft and squishy. I WANT one!!

    tskrush (at) cox (dot) net

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  39. mel the monkey is my favorite!
    elkesten at yahoo dot com

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  40. Pip the dog is my favorite. Thanks for the contest.

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  41. I love Jiffy the Giraffe best! Very cute!

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  42. Icy the Penguin for sure! =)

    Carmen T
    carmenalexistsang[at]gmail[dot]com

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  43. Mel the Monkey is my favorite.
    vrabculiatkoATyahooDOTcom

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  44. My daughter would love Jiffy the Giraffe! They are all too cute!
    teriannm@gmail.com

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  45. my favorite jooble is fair bear... cute colors, cute shape and cute name!

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  46. i like them all but Icy the Penguin wins my vote..thank you for the contest

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  47. Oh! They're all so darned cute. : )
    I especially love Jiffy the Giraffe and the Buzzy Bee.

    Thanks so much for sharing this awesome site!!

    melaniesands[at]yahoo[dot]ca

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  48. i think the Jiffy the Giraffe is so cute and my nephew deacon would love it! pick me emily!

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  49. I like Jiffy the Giraffe the best because he is so happy he`s squinty eyed. That`s my kind of happy!

    - njcontests@gmail.com

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  50. I heart Mooey Cow:)Fair Indigo believes that they need to go beyond the minimum wage and see that people are making a decent living wage.

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  51. They are all so cute. I pick Icy the Penguin.

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  52. My favorite is Pip the Dog but they are all cute.

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  53. Mooey Cow is my fave! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

    COUNTRYGIRL1823@AOL.COM

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  55. They are all so cute! But if I must chose, I'll go with Calley the Cat, since I have a REAL Calico cat named Calley.

    juliciously@yahoo .ca

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  56. I love Jiffy the Giraffe, the colors are fun and bright! Thanks for the great giveaway!

    ann dot guns at mac dot com

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  57. Fair trade means paying someone a liveable wage rather than just the minimum required wage. To me it means if someone is willing to work hard they should be earning wages enough to live on. I love Mel the monkey. Thanks for the chance, justicecw@hotmail.com

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  58. I like Icy the Penguin. I'm so glad that you showed us this safe and ethical toy. I love knowing that my baby's toys were made by people who are earning a fair wage.

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  59. Mel the Monkey is a sweetie. Thanks for the great giveaway :)

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  60. ok I just love Jiffy the Giraffe. These are so cute. The little sweater for Jiffy is just adorable too. Thanks for the great giveaway.

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  61. These are love huggable toys which would be ideal for my new grandchild.

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  62. I just adore the Jiffy the Giraffe with his bright tangerine and teal
    colors. The matching sweater set is so cute! Love this dreamy little fellow for my Nephew!

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  63. Fair trade just means that the workers who produce our goods are paid and treated fairly. It's important to me because I believe that's how all the people of the world should be treated. My favorite Jooble is Jiffy the Giraffe.

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  64. Fair trade is a business practice that should be adopted worldwide. I like Icy the Penguin
    rosans4@comcast.net

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  65. I love Calley the cat, she is so cute!

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  66. My favorite is Icy the penguin.

    dmmarklin at bresnan dot net

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  67. Fair trade means they pay fair wages to the people who make the clothes & accessories

    tiramisu392 (at) yahoo.com

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  68. I like Icy the penguin and might I also add that I love the matching sweaters and mittens what a great idea!

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  69. I love Icy the Penguin. Thanks for the chance to win.
    erma.hurtt@sbcglobal.net

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  70. Thanks for promoting a Fair Trade shop! I like Icy the Penguin.

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  71. My favorite is Icy the penguin

    ppavvel@inbox.ru

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  72. Aww the giraffe and the giraffe sweaters are the cutest things ever!

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  73. I very-very like Calley the Cat, because I love cats

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  74. I like the giraffe!
    Carla
    cpullum(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  75. Calley the Cat is my favorite. We used to have a cat named Calley.

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  76. icy the penguin is adorable

    pinkpanthers94@gmail.com

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  77. Buzzy bug is really wonderful, and for fair trade to not be the norm in our wonderful nation is very sad to me.ashlyn@chuparkoff.com

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  78. Jiffy the Giraffe is my favourite!

    bluemuse@gmail.com

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  79. rhe penguin or the bunny


    amysmeltzer21521 at yahoo dot com

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  80. These are so cute. I am having a hard time choosing just one as my favorite. I would have to say Mel the Monkey.

    footejennifer(at)hotmail.com

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  81. I love that this company is trying to spread the word about fair trade. I learned a lot about it when I worked in a coffee shop years ago and I'm happy to see it's expanding to other industries!

    And I love Jiffy. :)

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  82. I like Buzzy Bug.

    walters123 (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  83. I like Icy the Penguin! Thanks for the contest!

    strycker@slu.edu

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  84. Fair trade is great because it protects workers in poorer countries from being exploited. Thanks for the chance.

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  85. Giraffes are my fav!

    jfg06001[at]yahoo.com

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  86. I really want a Jooble! I love the company's support and promotion of fair trade, which pays producers and workers a fair sustainable price for their products. I love the Joobles, especially Mooey Cow and Mel the Monkey.
    elishache@yahoo.com

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  87. Icy the Penguin ;)

    chevybelair1@juno.com

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  88. Im saying Royal Alpaca Gloves, how Lovely, thanks. Thank you. skyxsky27(at)gmail.com

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  89. I like Mooey the Cow.
    Jennifer, jennem22 at yahoo dot com

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  90. I really love buzzy the bug...that one is just too cute!!!! I could see my littlest one loving on that everyday!!!!
    Please enter me into your giveaway!!!
    -barbarabaker :)

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  91. Buzzy Bug and Icy the Penguin.

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  92. I think Fair Trade means that this gives a chance for lower income families to enjoy some of the same privileges as the rest of the population

    candieluster(at)gmail(dot)com

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  93. Totally Mel the Monkey. So cute. The Giraffe is adorable, too.

    kujoko at att dot net

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  94. Icy the penguin is just the cutest little thing.

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  95. I love the movement towards fair trade. It's inhumane for people to be treated the way they are in sweatshops. It helps them grow towards sustainability too.
    doot65{at}comcast[dot]net

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  96. Mel the Monkey is my favorite, followed closely by Mooey Cow as a runner up.

    Thanks!
    xpsundell(at)gmail(dot)com

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  97. Buzzy Bug is too cute & the bumble bee song is one of my son's favorites
    sslguzman@gmail.com

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  98. Buzzy the Bug! And thanks for having us read the fair trade info...I never really had before.

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  99. I love that these are handmade in Peru, and that they're paid fair prices instead of market prices. We're currently planning a trip to Peru for March 09, so I would looove to win this. My favorite is Jiffy the Giraffe and Mooey Cow.
    thanks!
    thelittlethingsblog@yahoo.com

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  100. I love Bella the Bunny. All of them are adorable!

    orochestratenoise0726[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  101. They are all cute, but Buzzy the bug is my favorite. Thanks for having the contest!

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  102. I like Jiffy the giraffe the best! They are all adorable, however.

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  103. Fair Trade is giving farmers and workers a true living wage in exchange for their work, which can then sustain them and also create opportunities for social and economic development. It eradicates and ends sweatshops and the sweatshop mentality allowing every farmer and worker to be treated with respect and honor which then makes for a happier, saner and more peaceful world.

    I soooo love all these precious Joobies, especially Pip the Dog! : ))) Beautiful! : ))


    Thanks so much for this amazing give~away! : )))

    leahita[at]gmail[dot]com

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  104. What a great company idea! I'd love the mooey cow. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  105. Fair Trade matters to me because it pays workers actual living wages rather than the bare minimum (and sometimes less) so that corporations can make an even bigger profit off of goods.

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  106. My favorite Joobles are Buzzy Bee & Icy the Penguin & Mooey Cow!

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  107. I love Bella the Bunny or Icy the penguin

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  108. What a great company who is helping give the people who make the products a fair salary because they obviously deserve it. I'm very impressed by this company's morals. The joobies were adorable. My favorite was Jiffy the Giraffe!

    specialk [dot] roxygirl [at] gmail [dot] com

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