Knit For Life

Launched in September 2007 KNIT FOR LIFE is a community based, not-for-profit organisation which provides income generation and poverty relief to a community of over 200 rural women in the South-East of Zimbabwe, skilled in hand knitting of baby and children’s knitwear and knitted toys all in 100% local cotton for export to Australia and globally.

An Australian initiative to provide income to the Jesa co-operative of women and provide training in hand knitting, quality assurance and exporting to the Australian and New Zealand markets, and then globally.

KNIT FOR LIFE allows rural Zimbabwe women to earn an income whilst caring for their children and is actively seeking interested donors, partners, investors or sponsors to support the initiative and provide a greater development impact for this community!


Grasshoppers brand since 2001 provides sustainable income and support to a community of hand knitters and their families in rural Zimbabwe.

An Australian initiative in partnership with the Knit for Life! co-operative of
women (known as the Jesa Project in Zimbabwe). The Knit for Life! project
offers training in hand knitting for the export market, quality control,team leadership training and self- empowerment to a community of up to 200 women.

Grasshoppers is a Fair Trade registered business with FTAANZ and allows an equal opportunity work environment to young and elderly women and mothers who can care for their children whilst working and earn a fair wage to be able to feed, clothe and educate their children as well as care for the elderly and sick members in their community.