AtÂ CheengooÂ (which translates to â€œfriendâ€ in Korean), thereâ€™s no need to sacrifice â€œthe sensible for the sensational.â€ Making whimsical, beautiful products for pets and babies,Â CheengooÂ is based in San Francisco. The company began with just a few puppy collars and leashes, and now stocks dozens of products for both pet owners and parents.Â Cheengooâ€™s adorable crochet toys, which call to mind simpler times, are all crafted ethically and environmentally by a team of artisan women â€“ a happy band of mostly mothers and farmers in rural China and Nepal.Â CheengooÂ provides these women with free training, flexible working hours and monthly compensation, in an industry where workers are usually only paid bi-annually. The result is beautiful products, made beautifully.
Entirely hand-crocheted using luxuriously soft yarn derived from the pulp of the organically grown and sustainably harvested bamboo trees, the rattles are the perfect size for little hands to hold and shake. Bamboo is the worldâ€™s fastest growing plant (growing 40+ inches in only 24 hours) making it one of the most environmentally sustainable and renewable resources.