This gorgeous snail toy is made by 'Barefoot' of Sri Lanka. Each toy is individually hand-made by one person from start to finish in an array of fantastic, bright and cheerful colours. The human touch in the weaving process gives character and durability to each toy. For this reason, no two are the same and it's important to note that the photograph here gives you a great idea of the bright colour combinations, but is not necessarily a representation of the exact snail you will receive. The snail is approx 22cm long, and 10cm high at his highest point (shell on). His shell is made up of 5 padded soft circles of bright material, which are sewn together securely through the middle, but can be prised apart with curious little fingers to look between them. There's a useful little loop on the top, so you can use a clip to attach him to a car seat or buggy. The whole shell is held onto the snail with a loop which goes under his tummy, and this can be taken off for extra play. Swapping him between 'slug' and 'snail' could proove no end of fun!
Barefoot pride themselves in being a completely ethical and environmentally friendly company. All toys are made from hand-dyed cotton, using eco-friendly Swiss dyes, and dried in the sun. Stuffed toys have kapok pulp fillings, so all fibres are natural, and WASHABLE! The women that create these little characters work from small rural workshops and no child labour is used. Employees are given a decent wage and benefits.