Toto Knits: Organic Cotton Frog Sweater {Review}

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A few weeks ago I received a cool package from Kenya, I don’t get packages from Africa often so I was super excited to open the envelope. The packaging was so unique, not sure what the material was but it looked like the envelop was handmade with some kind of fabric. Anyways, I was sent an adorable Organic Cotton Frog Sweater from Toto Knits. Isn’t it the cutest?

Toto Knits offers a collection of ethically made, organic cotton knits for babies and children. The organic cotton used in their collections is locally grown, spun and twisted, the also use bio friendly dyes only.

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All Toto Knits garments are knit by a group of local single mothers in Kenya. Each piece is knit to order and even signed by the knitter. I really love how personalized and unique each piece is. It is great to receive a garment that has been personally signed by the knitter and that arrives directly from Kenya. I was checking out the Toto Knits Instagram account and I saw a photo of Nancy, our knitter, that was very cool since nowadays it is rare that you get to “meet” the person who made your clothes.

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Toto Knits provides opportunities for Kenyan women to learn new skills and work in a family-friendly, flexible job environment. The knitters are paid per knitted item which allows them to work as much or as little as they like.  Knitting is a skill that many Kenyan women learn as part of their traditional education and so they are provided with a comfortable and dignified workspace.

I just love the quality of the garment, their attention to details, including the cool packaging, their thank-you cards and the signed card with the name of the knitter, and of course the opportunities Toto Knits is giving to these women. I definitively recommend you check out their site here: www.totoknitsshop.com, they also have a great selection of adorable sweaters, hats, booties and blankets that would make great holiday gifts, birthday or baby-shower gifts!

Disclosure: I received a sample of a product to facilitate my review. No other compensation was provided and all views and opinions stated on this post are 100% my own.

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Angela V

Founder and Writer at One Smiley Monkey blog
Hi, my name is Angela and I am a Canadian mom living in Vancouver with my wonderful husband and two happy little boys. I am the founder and primary contributor behind One Smiley Monkey. Welcome to my blog!
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15 responses to “Toto Knits: Organic Cotton Frog Sweater {Review}”

  1. Pamela+P — December 9, 2014 @ 5:34 pm (#)

    Seriously, how adorable!? Love the little sweater and your little one is just too cute@

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  2. Ona — December 9, 2014 @ 5:35 pm (#)

    Love these!

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  3. Sabrina — December 9, 2014 @ 5:59 pm (#)

    Great company, thank you for the review

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  4. Elizabeth Matthiesen — December 9, 2014 @ 9:34 pm (#)

    these are adorable and I love the bright green of the frog sweater. I love the tiger one too 🙂

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  5. Anne+Taylor — December 10, 2014 @ 11:01 am (#)

    Omgosh, this is the cutest sweater I’ve seen! I have 2 grandkids on the way and this would be so great for either or both of them!

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  6. Stephanie LaPlante — December 13, 2014 @ 10:19 am (#)

    That is the cutest sweater I’ve ever seen!

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  7. Tennille Fraser — December 13, 2014 @ 10:31 pm (#)

    Angela this is just so cute! Your little guy looks adorable in it

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  8. kathy+downey — December 14, 2014 @ 8:38 am (#)

    What a cute child

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  9. Erin Allan — January 27, 2015 @ 12:49 am (#)

    Thanks so much for your review and for the lovely comments. So glad you love the sweater! And the packaging- we use canvas off cuts from my husband’s tent company so it’s durable but also upcycled! thanks again- I will pass this on the Nancy- she will be thrilled to hear your comments! xo from Kenya- Erin- Toto Knits

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  10. kathy downey — March 11, 2015 @ 7:34 am (#)

    I love his sweather

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  11. Victoria Ess — May 11, 2015 @ 10:57 am (#)

    That sweater is so cute! This sounds like a great company.

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  12. kathy downey — May 25, 2015 @ 6:13 am (#)

    Thanks so much for your review!

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  13. kathy downey — November 5, 2015 @ 10:25 am (#)

    I love the tiger one,cute!

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  14. Darlene W — August 20, 2016 @ 6:53 am (#)

    omg I love this, I really love the frog

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  15. Elva Roberts — October 31, 2016 @ 12:10 pm (#)

    I did go to the toto site and I loved the knits, especially the organic Koala Bear. The animals sweaters are so cute. The best part is that, being cotton, they should never shrink. The use of safe dyes is a plus as well. Would these organic dyes run when washed? Just wondering

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