When the Joobles are looking for someone to lighten the mood or tell a good joke, they turn to Mel the Monkey. Mel's dream is to be a stand-up comedian, but when it comes to the rainforest, Mel is seriously passionate about protecting it. This irresistible organic cotton stuffed animal is destined to be a lovable, lasting companion. So wonderfully squishy and soft, it's hard to let go! And full of wholesome goodness from farm to toy box.
- 100% organic Tanguis cotton yarns
- Oeko-tex certified safe + non-toxic from head to toe (or tail!)
- New Polyester filling per CPSC best anti-microbial practices
- Earth-friendly and baby-safe Oeko-tex certified dyes
- Approximately 11 inches tall
- Machine wash gentle
- Fairly hand knit in small Peruvian cooperatives that are truly life changing
Organic Toys mean Pure Joy
The Joobles are a lovable bunch of organic cotton stuffed animals, hand knit in small cooperatives throughout Peru. Colorful, whimsical, happy. These wonderfully unplugged toys allow the child's imagination to take center stage. But the Joobles have a positive impact not only on children, but on the skilled artisans who lovingly craft them and on the planet we all share. See all the Joobles!
Organic Tanguis Cotton
While less famous than its close cousin, Pima, Tanguis is the best cotton to use for sweater knits and stuffed animals. Our two family farms grow a combination of Pima and Tanguis cotton - planted, tended, and harvested with care and by hand. Because it's organic, you don't have to worry about pesticide residue in what we hope is the child's favorite new little friend. See our farms.
The dyes used on the organic cotton yarns are certified to the most stringent safety standard - Oeko-tex 100. They're tested for literally hundreds of dangerous substances like Azo colorants, formaldehyde, pentachlorophenol, cadmium, and nickel. Our dyes meet or exceed the US Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) regarding lead and the European Chemical Regulation (REACh). Rest easy knowing we've developed toys with the gentlest colorants available anywhere. See more and certification.
Irma's new life
Whoever is lucky enough to receive Mel the Monkey isn't the only one whose life is touched. Artisans like Irma have been able to transform their lives and the lives of their families because they're able to put their awe-inspiring knitting skills to work. Read more.
A foundation for the future
In addition to living wage jobs, we believe the key to transforming communities from poverty to prosperity is education. The Joobles, along with its sister brand, Fair Indigo, funds The Fair Indigo Foundation. This non-profit pays for teachers' salaries, books, building improvements, and computer labs for children who otherwise were being left behind. And it's so easy to make a big difference - just check the $5 donation box at checkout. Your $5 donations have literally transformed the lives of children, their families, and their community. Learn More
It started with a mom's dream
Jody, the mom who dreamt up the Joobles on a flight back home from Peru, was blessed with a very essential life skill - the ability to view the world as if through the eyes of a child – a world full of good people, a million awesome ideas, and color. We unfortunately lost Jody far too soon, but her smiles live on forever in the joy she has brought so many. Read our blog about the Mom of the Joobles