Fair Trade Summer Fun: Pocket Discs & Hackey Sacks

It’s time for summertime fun & games! Time for camping, hiking, tailgating, picnics, and days hanging out by the lake. If you’d like to throw some cool, handmade, fair trade fun into the mix, you CAN, as we have some really wonderful, interactive gaming items that are small, lightweight, and easy to take on such trips.

One fair trade favorite we have in the shop are hand crochet Pocket Discs. Crafted in Guatemala from cotton, each Pocket Disc comes in a variety of fun colors and designs, and make a great gift for not just guys and gals, but dogs too! Just toss the pocket disc as you would a frisbee and watch it glide through air!

The story of how Pocket Disc came into creation is quite cute, too. It was basically a young girl’s crochet doily “gone wrong,” which went on to prove that sometimes mistakes can lead to something great - like a flying doily that likes outdoor adventures!

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Another fun, fair trade toy we have at Plowshare that’s perfect for playing outside is the classic Hackey Sack! Also crochet handmade in Guatemala, we have a cool assortment of hackey sacks (or “footbags”), that you can get in either a large or small size. And, if you won’t be having much time for outdoor sports due to a summer full of work, they also can be used as a stress ball. But we highly recommend making some time for a fun game of hackey sack with friends & family - it’s such a beautiful time of year, it would be a shame not to get out there & have some fun!