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Joobles are Too Cute for Their Own Good...

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Ok, rarely do I promote anything without having held it in my own grubby little palms, but THIS particular toy just couldn't wait. In the spirit of promoting a better business model, and in anticipation of what could be the most adorable soft toy I've seen in ages, I have to tell you about Joobles!


Made from organic cotton and eco-friendly dyes, the Joobles are 11 inches of huggable fair-trade goodness! What's fair trade, you may ask? Fair Indigo (the site behind Joobles) tells it like this:

"Quite simply, we pay fair wages to the good people who make our clothes and accessories instead of the minimum wages that dominate the clothing market today."

I'm so liking this fair trade thing!

Joobles are a home-grown endeavor by a family in Peru (a mom, a dad, and their daughter). Fair Indigo (the company that sells the Joobles) is taking part in the Fair Trade movement in their own ways, too! Read more about it at their website.

We are looking forward to reviewing our very own Jooble in the near future, but in the meantime, would you like to win one?

Just visit the Fair Indigo website, and comment on this post with your favorite Jooble (don't worry. If you win, you'll have a chance to change your mind.) We'd also like to hear your thoughts (a few words is fine) on what you think about Fair Trade. You have until next Sunday, November 30th at 5pm CST to get your entries in. Giveaway is subject to complete site rules. (Be sure to give us a way to reach you if you win, and remember that we will never use your email or contact info for anything other than to send your prize.) Good luck!

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55 comments

  1. The penguin is awful cute, especially with the matching sweater and hat/mittens set!

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  2. This giveaway couldn't have come at a better time! Not an hour ago, I was lamenting over my newly arrived Fair Indigo catalog that I just can't spare the $ for one of these adorable guys for my little guy. I love them all, but my eye keeps coming back to Jiffy the Giraffe.

    I love Fair Indigo, especially the children's items, which are so sweet and safe.

    Thanks for this contest!

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  3. Calley the Cat is adorable. Fair Trade is a spectacular way for people to keep their dignity and pride while lifting themselves out of poverty by making things for people to buy. cdziuba@aol.com

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  4. My favorite Jooble is Mooey Cow and I think it's wonderful that more companies are beginning to engage in fair trade practices. I think most of us would rather know that the people who make our goods or grow our products are able to earn a decent income for their work.

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  5. Icey the penquin is my favorite, I think. I am a knitter, and try to buy wool from fair trade workers
    barbaraeford@yahoo.com

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  6. My choice would be the monkey, I have a monkey themed nursery! I also like the cow, she has a cute name, mooey!

    thanks,
    Jennifer.lleras@gmail.com

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  7. Calley the Cat is adorable. We try to buy fair trade items whenever possible. Empowering developing countries producers lends to their sustainability.

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  8. I love Calley the Cat. So...cute! Never been to the Fair Trade site. When I read about it, I thought it was awesome what they do. I wish everyone thought the same way!


    Maria-mmalavec@med.umich.edu

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  9. Buzzy Bug is my favorite! I like the concept behind Fair Trade because minimum wage is a joke now--it has not kept up with inflation.

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  10. The monkey is too cute! I'm not that deep granted, but how could anyone say anything bad about free trade? Thanks for the contest.
    charlottewinters@cox.net

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  11. the monkey is adorable- free trade and equal pay is very important- no one deserves to work for pennies an hour mrs.mommyyatgmaildotcom

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  12. Pip the dog is cute. I like fair trade because it pays a wage that helps support families.

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  13. Mel the Monkey

    luckydolls123[at]verizon[dot]net

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  14. freakfaceone@yahoo.comNovember 26, 2008 at 5:47 PM

    Oh I love the Penguin stuff! My little penguin would love them too!

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  15. i like Jiffy the Giraffe. i think fair trade should become a more common practice as it allows the worker to better provide for themselves and their family.

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  16. It's all about Mooey cow. Fair trade is an essential way of doing business with a macro view of fairness and equity. It's not all about Wal-Mart.

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  17. Buzzy Bug is my pick.
    Glad that fair trade is helping the poor folks that live outside of main towns where work is, to be able to support themselves.

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  18. Buzzy Bug is really adorable! Fair Trade is really important and I really hope with the economy the way it is that it doesn't suffer more than it already does.
    judybrittle at aol dot com

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  19. I liek Pip the dog, what a cutie

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  20. I like Bella the Bunny. Fair Trade -- Yes!

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  21. This is such a great site! They do wonderful things. I like the Calley the Cat. Thank you
    tatertot374@sbcglobal.net

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  22. I love icy the penguin. It's hard enough to survive on what I make, I can't imagine trying to live on minimum wage.

    ezmerelda@mail.com

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  23. wow well i think thay are all realy cute and i realy dont have a favorite but if i did i say it would be the monky

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  24. I love the Jiffy the Giraffe. It is so cute. My son would love it. Thanks for the giveaway!
    And this company is doing such a great thing. Minimum wage is nowhere near enough to live off of.

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  25. I adore the Baby Organic Fair Bear Sweater, and I think fair trade is wonderful!

    lilacbutterfly [at] earthlink.net

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  26. I love Pip the Pup!

    adr1001025[at]msn.com

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  27. My favorite is Pip the dog. They are all so cute.

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  28. i like the monkey and do not know about fair trade.

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  29. My daughter loves Pip the dog and I love the bug.ashlyn@chuparkoff.com

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  30. Pip the Dog!!! He's so cute!

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  31. Its hard to choose, but I think the Jiffy Giraffe is my fave! So cute. Fair Trade is one company I wouldn't mind giving my hard earned money to after reading about how they do business! BRAVO!!!
    dansan826 at yahoo.com

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  32. Mel the Monkey is adorable. And fair trade is the only way to go, otherwise you are buying the goods that resulted from little more than slavery.

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  33. The precious Calley the Cat is my favorite.
    I like Fair Indigo because they are helping families by giving them jobs with decent pay so they can support their families.
    Thank you for the nice giveaway.

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  34. My daughter would love to snuggles up with Calley the Cat. Beautifully crafted toys and you can feel good about buying them because the artisans are actually paid a decent living wage with Fair Trade!
    Thanks!
    foxsquirrelrabbit at gmail dot com

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  35. Fair trade is great! and my son would love Mel the Monkey! thanks for the chance, justicecw@hotmail.com

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  36. I would love Pip the Dog for my son.

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  37. If I had to choose just one it would be Cally the kitty cat. As far as fair trade is concerned I am all for it and if anyone disagrees try to survive on minimum wage with no benefits for a few years and then come back and talk to me.
    jennielee685@gmail.com

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  38. definitely Pip...he is a cute litte puppy :)

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  39. I just love Calley the cat and how could I not?

    As for fair trade, I appreciate that businesses are finally willing to step up and take a stand and only purchase from fair trade suppliers. Without people who are willing to do this, we'll never change.

    doot65{at}comcast[dot]net

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  40. Icy the pequin is my favorite. I respect the idea of Fair Trade. I want people to earn what they should for the work they do.

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  41. My favorite is Mel the Monkey. Please count me in and thanks for the contest!
    codisweepstakes at gmail dot com

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  42. My daughter was born in a third-world country, and fair trade is desperately important. These families cannot survive on what US corporations pay them.

    My favorite is Mooey Cow.

    Jennifer, jennem22 at yahoo dot com

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  43. All are adorable, but I like the colors and patterns in Buzzy Bug the best.

    It's time for the world to change from a few people living in luxury and the majority of the world in poverty. Fair Trade is helping to move us in that direction.

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  44. I like Jiffy the Giraffe (I like the all!). I appreciate Fair Trade for exactly what the name says - a fair days work for a fair days pay. Thanks.

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  45. I like Icy the Penguin. I guess I never really understood the concept of fair trade before. I did not realize that it was helping individuals versus corporations. I think that way it is a good thing

    candieluster(at)gmail(dot)com

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  46. I love Icy the Penguin! I think Fair Trade is a great idea and more companies should practice it.

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  47. I love Pip the Dog.He is precious.
    Fair trade is great because it offers workers fair wages for
    their hard work instead of minimum
    wages.Thanks for the chance.

    CharlieGurl57@aol.com

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  48. I really like Jiffy the Giraffe! I think Fair Trade is great!

    khmorgan_00 [at] yahoo [dot] com

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