Fair Trade Games and Toys
We stock both fair trade games and toys and EU/US made toys. Before we stock a brand in the online store we must ensure the provenance of the toy meets our ethical toy standards. The EU/US has laws to protect workers however when products are made in a developing country, we will only stock brands that abide by fair trade practices – this essentially ensures the workforce and community reap their fair share of benefits for the ethical toys they make and provide the local community with opportunities
The ten widely regarded practices for fair trade are:
- Create Opportunities for Economically Disadvantaged Producers
- Transparency and Accountability
- Fair Trading Practices
- Payment of a Fair Price
- Ensuring no Child Labour and Forced Labour
- Commitment to Non-Discrimination, Gender Equality, Freedom of Association
- Ensuring Good Working Conditions
- Providing Capacity Building
- Promoting Fair Trade
- Respect for the Environment
A bit about some of the brands we sell and fair trade toys
One of the brands we sell, Lanka Kade have been curating fair trade games and toys for over 25 years. This philosophy is at the heart of their business – Fair trade toy production underpins their entire business and their highly skilled artisans and their community are well rewarded for their beautiful craftmanship. Lanka Kade are a proud member of BAFTS – The British Association for Fair Trade Shops and Suppliers. For their in depth explanation of fair trade procedures, please click here.
Another brand in our shop – Tender Leaf Toys, are accredited with the ICTI and strive to maintain ethically high standards throughout their organisation.
None of the brands in our shop are produced in generac factories in the far east where ethical standards and provenance of the materials cannot be vetted properly.
First and foremost, we are a plastic free toy shop but how the toys are manufactured and where they come from is just as important. We make every possible effort to ensure that we sell brands who’s ethical values are the same as ours.