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.  

What can't say enough about snuggle rhino.  Our MisHMasH mascot, Eugene, is a rhino.  Snuggle rhinos are naturally cheeky, curious, and, if they are anything like Eugene, bossy and opinionated.  However, their bossy boots personality is always overshadowed by their sweet and lovable nature.

Considering our obvious love for elephants, some find it puzzling that we chose a rhino as a mascot, but in many ways, Eugene chose us.  The first year we ever sold Little Ndaba toys, we found that people were less interested in the snuggle rhinos, and naturally were drawn to the elephants, hippos, lions and monkeys far more often.  Seeing as we are more likely to want to conserve something we think fondly of, such as elephants, we realized that there are not many mascots, books or stories about rhinos, and perhaps that was one of the reasons why they are so critically endangered.  So we adopted Eugene, who works with us to spread the word about Rhinos, elephants, conservation and species protection.

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

The snuggle collection represents respect and love for all animals and their right to peacefully share our planet with us.  

Details

  • Size: approximately 22-26cm tall from head to toe

  • 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.