Little Ndaba creates toys with a mission.

    Groups of women from Zambia gather to knit and crochet adorable cuddly stuffed toys, providing a vital source of income for rural women while raising awareness for at risk species conservation. These artisan handmade toys are certified child friendly, made with 100% African cotton and stuffed with locally sourced acrylic by-product.  

    Seeing as sharks are universally feared, in an effort to put others at ease, Sea Pod Shark can initially be a bit shy, as when they are nervous, their smile gets too big, everyone runs and they are left playing by themselves.  Once you get to know them though, you will learn they are sweet, good natured and happiest when with their human and toy family.  Word of warning; they love tuna... even the smell of it can bring about a bit of a frenzy, so best to brush those teeth after a tuna sandwich.

    Little Ndaba makes contributions back to species protection with each purchase and MisHMasH donates 10% of the purchase price from each Manzi Sea Pod toy back to marine conservation efforts in Canada.  Please refer to Philanthropy page for additional information.

    The word Manzi means 'water' in Zambia, and the Manzi Sea Pod collection was designed to bring awareness to climate change and ocean care.



    • Size: approximately 27-30cm long from nose to tail tip

    • Made from 100% cotton and stuffed locally sourced acrylic fluff

    • Toys are best wiped clean, but can be washed in the washing machine. If machine washed, toys may require additional cuddles afterward

    • Due to the handmade nature of the toys, no two are exactly the same, and each one has its own unique personality and characteristics.  Chosen colour combinations may see the colours in a different order than shown.