Izabela Ersahin is the founder and designer behind bebemoss, and a self-described ‘accidental social entrepreneur’.
After being confined to bed during a complicated second pregnancy, Izabela turned to crafts to keep her sane and started selling them online. Demand grew and bebemoss began to expand.
Izabela now employs around 80 mothers in Istanbul, who would otherwise be unable to earn an income. What a legend!
All of the bebemoss toys in our collection are handmade by Syrian refugee women living in Istanbul, Turkey. Everyone is paid fair wages and works in a safe and dignified environment.
All of the women are mothers and are working to build a new life for themselves and their families.
Everyone has the flexibility to work in the bebemoss studio or from home, they can design their working hours around the rest of their lives, and babies and children are welcome everywhere.
All of bebemoss’ adorable toys are stitched using high-quality organic GOTS-certified cotton yarn, that is custom-wound in their studio.
The stuffing is hypoallergenic OEKO-Tex standard 100 certified.
That means they’re 100% safe for tiny babies and perfect for snuggling!
You can find our bebemoss collection here.
First and second image courtesy of bebemoss