The Ethical, Fair Trade, Eco-Friendly Nursery
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Are you looking to compliment your themed nursery but searching for an ethical alternative to the high street mass produced options?
Makes a Change's Fair Trade nursery mobiles will stimulate your child’s sight and capture their imagination - ethical buying at its best. The Noah’s Ark mobile features camels, giraffes, monkeys, zebras and polar bears. Or delight your little monkey with the creepy crawlies on this mini-beasts mobile from the same project featuring bees, a ladybird, spider, snail and caterpillar. Other mobiles also available from this project include:
Makes a Change's Fair Trade Nursery Mobiles are hand made in Sri Lanka. The importers live in Britain but have travelled extensively in Sri Lanka and decided to set up a business which would bring much-needed regular and reliable employment to the country.
The manufacturer of Makes a Change's fair trade, eco friendly wooden toys was set up in 1994 by husband and wife team Upul and Diane, with the aim of providing an outlet for items produced by small craft enterprises in Sri Lanka, following their experiences of living and working in Sri Lanka. As time went on they developed a product range of educational toys and gifts for young children utilising Diane's teaching and playwork background
All of their products, which include baby jigsaws and puzzles, skipping ropes and playsets are made by seven family based enterprises with whom they have long term working commitments. New products are designed in the UK for each supplier to utilise their individual knowledge and skills.
The aim is to provide continual employment throughout the year for each supplier, their families and their employees. Each supplier receives a full and fair price for their products. Regular onsite visits throughout the year both direct from UK, and weekly by the Sri Lankan co-ordinator, ensure that all suppliers maintain a safe and pleasant working environment, equal opportunities, good rates of pay, prompt payment for both employees and in country suppliers, and a quality product at a fair price.
Environmentally Friendly Toys
Our eco friendly wooden toys are made from rubberwood which is sourced from exhausted rubber plantations that are replanted every 10 – 15 years. If the wood wasn't used for these toys it would simply be burnt.
Recycled packaging is used by the manufacturer wherever possible (such as for distribution to retailers), and then Makes a Change re-uses protective packaging such as bubble wrap supplied as part of our deliveries to pack the toys and send them to you.
All of the actual toy packaging is PVC free
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