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This is TOO exciting! We are really pleased to be stocking Lanka Kade’s beautiful hand made, fair trade toys at Boutiko.Elephant A to Z Jigsaw Puzzle

‘All their products are handmade by seven family based enterprises with whom Lanka Kade has long term working commitments. New products are designed in the UK for each supplier to utilise their individual knowledge and skills. Their aim is to provide continual employment throughout the year for each supplier, their families and their employees. A representative is employed full time in Sri Lanka to coordinate shipments, liaise with the UK on behalf of their suppliers and to arrange prompt payment for all goods supplied to Lanka Kade.

Each business is independent and supplies direct to Lanka Kade. Lanka Kade does not use middlemen, nor does it pay commissions thus enabling the suppliers to receive a fair and full price for their products. Regular contact is maintained with all their suppliers by phone, fax, email and onsite visits throughout the year both direct from UK and weekly by their Sri Lankan co-ordinator. They work closely together to maintain, improve, and update each supplier’s working practice and understanding of fair trade. Lanka Kade is currently assisting three of their suppliers with long term interest free loans used for the development of their business.

In return, their suppliers are expected to 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.

Children are not involved at any stage of the production of items for Lanka Kade. Lanka Kade (UK) Ltd have been approved by BAFTS (British Association of Fair Trade Shops) since 2001 as a fair trade supplier.’

Minibeasts Skipping Rope

It is such a joy to find such beautifully made products that fit in with the ethical criteria so well. The toys are tactile, brightly coloured, and in the case of our number and letter puzzles, and the fabulous Noah’s Ark, educational too.

Noah’s Ark

Find these and more on our website at http://www.boutiko.co.uk. These are going to make superb Christmas presents!

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