South African women are using their knitting skills to save the endangered Pangolin. The elderly women will be making soft-toys, which will be sold, to fund the conservation-efforts for these endangered animals.
Pangolin.Africa, Pip, The Stellenbosch Brewing Company and HANGAR49 have joined forces to raise much-needed awareness and funds for the protection of the most trafficked wildlife species on earth.
The collaboration was initiated by Janine Greyling, who founded the community initiative Pip in 2015 to create opportunities for the elderly to use their skills to produce hand-crafted accessories which are sold to supplement their social grant income.
The project expanded to include a range of crocheted endangered species soft toys, and Janine expanded the beneficiaries of the project by donating a portion of sales from crocheted pangolin toys to Pangolin.Africa, a non-profit working to ensure the survival of the species.
The crocheted pangolins are available for purchase online at www.pipit.co.za