Take the hassle out of shopping with a carefully selected range of our Fairtrade plastic-free toys ready to gift.
In option 4 you get
- Hand-painted elephant decoration
- Animal zip case
- Ten twig pencils
- Bamboo bird whistle
- FSC wooden spinner – made in EU with beech wood
- Newspaper bag and eco hero card
Elephant hanging decoration – Each elephant is hand painted on a sturdy and thick papier-mache and decorated with a detailed floral pattern. Although perfect for your Christmas tree they will not look out-of-place hanging out in July either. Fairtrade and made in India.
Animal zip case / purse – Cute, cool and useful – these animal purses are ideal for storing little trinkets, treasures, coins and a perfect partner for our twig pencils. Each one is made from cotton and traditionally woven and hand stitched to a very high quality and durable finish. We have a selection of lions, elephants and bulls. Every purse is unique as the colour combinations vary. Aprox 15cm.
There are no factory lines, child labour or sweatshops in our supplier’s facilities and the highly skilled women are paid fairly for their incredible talents. The village workshops are close to the homes of the weavers and sewers and nothing is mass-produced, making these little characters really very special and a toy to keep well into adulthood. They carry the European Safety Certificate (CE label) too.
Twig pencil – We source our unique twig pencils from a dedicated and accredited Fairtrade wholesaler. The pencils are crafted from natural tamarind tree branches in Thailand by a small family business. Our supplier has visited the workshop personally to ensure its eco credentials, that there is no child labour and its Fairtrade status. The trees are farmed for their fruit and after the fruit is harvested, the branches are cut and left to dry in the sun. They are then drilled and the pencil colour is inserted. The pencil colour does not run the whole length of the pencil as this is not possible with this natural product.
Bird whistle – handmade in Java Indonesia by hand, fairly traded from bamboo. Blow gently into the whistle moving the stick up and down to create a magical birdsong. Take it outside and see which birds you can start a conversation with.
Spinner – our traditional wooden spinners are made in the UK from sustainable beech wood with our cheerful “Have a great day!” message on. They are Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified.
Newspaper bag and Eco Hero Card – Bright and fun card that comes with a word search game and easy ways kids can help be eco-heros.
Our newspaper bags are made by an NGO whose main objective is to provide education and shelter to street children. This eco-friendly product is made from recycled Indian newspaper. The organisation was started in 2004 by street children who wanted to give something back in return for the opportunities which had allowed them to escape desperate circumstances. These elder children, now with children of their own, generate an income by making newspaper bags and jute items. This allows them to take care of the children that they have taken in from the streets surrounding New Delhi train station. Support for this wonderful project means that these children can enjoy going to school and playing, rather than pulling rickshaws, shoe polishing, rag picking and worse.
The newspapers are either in Indian language or En