From Babies with Love
This non-profit social enterprise ensures every penny of profit from these unique ethically sourced designs goes to orphaned and abandoned children around the world. From Babies with Love partners with Street Child and SOS Children's Villages to provide family homes, education, healthcare and support to overcome trauma around the world.
Street Child believes that every child deserves the right to safety and to be empowered through education. Working in some of the poorest areas in the world, it strives to ensure that every child has the chance to go to school and learn.
SOS Children's Villages is an international charity that creates communities for children who have nobody to turn to. The children are cared for by their SOS Mother; they live in family homes in dedicated children's village with their SOS brothers and sisters.
From Babies with Love helps over 2,000 children by supporting village nursery schools, where babies and toddlers begin their early years education, and supporting individual children to grow up in SOS families.
Hathay Bunano is a worker's co-operative that provides fairly paid employment to women in rural locations of Bangladesh. These women make handmade contemporary toys, known as Pebble Toys. This flexible employment allows workers to remain at home with their families while supplementing their other commitments such as housework or agriculture.
Oli & Carol
Oli & Carol is a young and creative brand specialising in high quality and uniquely designed toys made from 100% natural rubber (from hevea trees) to be used during bath time, or as teethers, bracelets or even decorative objects.
Since their inception Oli & Carol have felt strongly about their social responsibilities as they grow their brand. These beliefs have led to their collaboration with an educational charity that supports schooling for local children at the Baba Johd Sachiyar School in northern India.
BAJO Wooden Toys
For over 25 years BAJO’s beautiful wooden toys have been designed and manufactured in Poland using only sustainable wood and non-toxic paints and oils. Children will make each BAJO toy their own by creating their own rules and ways of playing because they have been created to trigger imaginative play, develop dexterity and awareness of the natural world.
Alongside a sustainable approach to manufacture BAJO have participated in many educational and developmental projects, which encourage positive social changes and increase environmental awareness.
HAPS NORDIC designs and produces high quality and stylish products for multiple use in everyday life. All of their sustainable products are made with a love for the environment in mind and a desire to make a difference by reducing food and packaging waste.
Bohemia Design works alongside artisan's to handmade goods, creating employment and supporting traditional craftsmanship.
Nuukk was created in 2011 by Andrea Hild in Berlin, whose beautiful illustrations adorn the products. Sustainability and social enterprise are central to the brands beliefs. Nuukk works alongside a social project to provide work and education for those with disabilities, and carefully considers all materials used in the manufacturing from biodegradable bamboo, to recycled paper and organic cotton.
Raduga Grez produces high quality and creatively designed wooden toys made within a small, family run workshop in Russia. Founder Inna still designs all the toys while her husband Evgenii is in charge of production and many of the carpenters have long-standing relationships with the company. As well as attention to design detail, Raduga Grez also control the production process by buying in round trees before cutting, drying and manufacturing themselves - reducing wastage.
T-Lab’s philosophy is to warm people’s hearts and with these whimsical animals they certainly deliver. Established in Japan over 10 years ago, the name Polepole perfectly describes their manufacturing values. Polepole (poh-leh poh-leh) meaning slowly, slowly in Swahili describes how each item is carefully handmade. Hand carved from a specially selected sustainable Indonesian white wood, the toys are then beautifully decorated and hand polished to produce wonderfully tactile toys.