Yawama of Sweden creates distinct hand knit and crochet toys for children.
Their toys are designed in Sweden and inspired by characters taken from both Zambian and Swedish folktales. The rare beauty in each toy lies in the opportunity it affords its maker, a woman in Zambia, to provide for her family.
Yawama of Sweden explores and develops tools and methods to promote the craft industry in Zambia focusing primarily on women producers and on hand-knit and crochet toys. They believe that given the right tools and support women are catalysts to bring about change and reduce poverty in remote areas.
The design trio behind design and development of the brand are Anna Lidström, Clara Lidström and Nicola Fackel.
Yawama means ” it is really good.”