Znuggle™ aims to bring joy to little ones whilst helping educate them on issues that matter.
Our soft toys are made entirely from rescued natural materials which make them ideal for little ones. They are fully handcrafted by rural women in Montenegro. Each purchase empowers these women and helps preserve disappearing traditions in a vulnerable region of the country.
With every Znuggle purchase, you stand with us on issues that matter.
WE DYE OUR WOOL WITH PLANTS
We collect onion peels, aronia berries and dried pomegranates to dye our wool completely by hand. This process gives our products a beautiful natural appearance, and importantly, means they are completely ecological and contain no chemicals – making them the perfect gift for little ones!
handmade from start to finish
We harvest wool from local sheep, then carefully wash, spin, dye and crochet it to make our soft toys entirely by hand. This process takes many hours but is important to ensure our products are natural, unique and of the highest quality. It also means that each toy is extra special to anyone who owns one.
WE PROVIDE WORK OPPORTUNITIES FOR WOMEN IN VULNERABLE AREAS
Creating work opportunities in the northern part of Montenegro where unemployment is very high is really what Znuggle is all about. Many families live in wooden huts in the mountains with their sheep flock in the summer season. Znuggle provides these families with additional income through the production and sale of our toys.
made with virgin wool
Working with wool requires a lot of effort and any excess is often thrown away – or worse – burnt, which is harmful to people’s health and the environment. We make sure the excess wool we source to make our products is collected safely. We then wash it carefully by hand several times before we spin the yarn and use it to create our soft toys.