TOFT’s Doll Club is all about celebrating the remarkable women who have changed our world for the better. Once every four months, a new crochet pattern and yarn bundle are released to make the next inspirational female in our collection #edsdollsclub: ‘making women who made history’.
Based on the dolls in 'Edward's Doll Emporium', you'll be introduced to some of the world's most influential women. Some you may be familiar with, whilst others may be new to you. Each instalment comes with a collectable info card, yarn, and pdf pattern!
So let us introduce you to TOFT’s next fabulous female joining the collection of inspiring women of the world in our #edsdollsclub subscription.
We have decided to tell you the story of Wangari Maathai (1940-2011) and her remarkable accomplishments throughout her life, she was a political activist that left a true environmental legacy for the woman and men of Kenya and the world to follow suit in. She always evoked the power of one, as change starts from within! she would say “You don’t need an “army” of people. Each of us can be agents of change.”
Wangari was a formidable human, bringing a comprehensive approach to conservation to help with the deforestation that was happening in Kenya when she arrived back after acquiring her degree in the United States. She started a movement that would change the path of a countries perception to their surroundings and how to use them for the better to help their environment thrive.
“Since Wangari Maathai started the Green Belt movement in 1977, over 51 million trees have been planted, and over 30,000 women have been trained in forestry, food processing, bee-keeping, and other trades that help them earn income while preserving their lands and resources” improving the environment by planting trees to provide a fuel source in Kenya and sustaining rural community’s livelihoods, whilst building up resilience to climate change.
‘Exemplifying making a difference regardless of your situation or resources’ was one of the poignant notes that she articulated so well, Wangari wanted to awaken it in us all and The Foundation is dedicated to keeping this vital legacy alive.
To find out more about Wangari Maathai, subscribe to our doll club now! Your information card will give you more fascinating facts about this glorious woman and her life, she really is a person to aspire to be like.
To continue the remarkable work Wangari started with the green belt movement, they are running a Gift-A-Tree Global campaign, “you are now able to give the gift of planting a tree in Kenya to a friend or loved one.”
We also highly recommend watching “I will be a hummingbird.” By Wangari Maathai, this beautiful story is of one little bird and its determination to help change a devastating situation by doing a small act of kindness, some say much like Wangari herself.
Previous Doll Club’s 'inspiring women of the world' that TOFT have crochet :
- unfortunatley these ladies are not available at the moment.