20 June 2011
Tags: kids , market day, stall holders

The Grasshoppers brand, (since Oct 2001) is an Australian designed knitwear label for children, started by twin sisters, born in Zimbabwe, now living in Australia who began their own initiative of providing an income generating project for a community of rural women in Zimbabwe, recognising their own natural talents in hand knitting, whilst at the same time introducing a top quality product to the Australian baby and children‘s fashion and giftware industry.

The Zimbabwe women knitters are stakeholders in the business and profits from sales are re-directed into the business for future growth and development, to help relieve poverty and provide ongoing work opportunities.


Grasshoppers is committed to:

Fair Trade principals and is a member of the Fair Trade Association of Australia and New Zealand Targetting disadvantaged rural women in Zimbabwe.

Training and development of skills and talents.

Fair remuneration for work.

Providing employment to women with disabilities.

Allowing women to care for their children whilst earning a living.

Providing a relaxed working environment.

Working towards alleviating poverty and providing sustainable economic growth in one of Zimbabwe‘s most disadvantaged communities.

 You can support Grasshoppers by visiting them them at Mulgrave Makers Market or visit them on .




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