US Debut at New York’s NY NOW International Gift Show : Bebemoss - a Fair Trade, Women-Owned, Social Enterprise

July 31, 2022 2 min read

July 31, 2022 - bebemoss debuts at New York's NY NOW International show

About Bebemoss

Bebemoss employs over 120 women, welcoming refugees from Syria, Iran and Afghanistan, new to Istanbul and impoverished women in the Istanbul metro area. 

Providing mothers with dignified fair trade employment with the freedom to manage work life balance. 

Bebemoss practices slow and sustainable manufacturing. Using organic cotton and filling from recycled water bottles. 

As a WFTO guaranteed member, Bebemoss is fully committed to the 10 Principles of Fair Trade and is also a verified social enterprise by the Social Enterprise World Forum.

Izabela Erşahin, the founder, started her design journey back in Paris working for luxury design brands. She became a social entrepreneur after settling in Turkey.

Ersahin advocates for women's rights, equality and the integration of refugees into host communities, volunteering for numerous organizations. As part of MADE51 implemented by UNHCR, she works to generate income for refugee artisans and developing ethical businesses and global partnerships.

A small brand with big values

Bebemoss began as founder Ersahin’s dream to support women in need. The Fair Trade Certified(™)  brand is ethically and sustainably handmade in Istanbul by mothers and refugees. Bebemoss provides consistent, dignified work for these women. They craft high-quality, organic stuffed animals, dolls, and accessories for babies and children. 

Simple designs capture the imagination

Bebemoss’s soft and huggable handmade toys evoke nursery rhymes and nature themes bringing comfort and security to children with their huggable playmates. Our materials are premium organic cotton with detailed superior handmade craftsmanship. 

Classic toys that inspire joy

Simple, familiar designs inspire the imagination for hours of joy. Choose a pillow-like tiger to decorate a room. Play with a zebra the perfect size for toddler adventures. And for a new baby, a tiny sleeping bunny will fit right in. Bebemoss’s toys are both durable, beautiful and machine washable. 

Practical details:

2022 NY NOW® Summer Market

August 14-17, 2022

Booth number 2464 


For more information, please reach out to:

Izabela Ersahin

​+1 302 232 7032