Lanka Kade makes the kind of sturdy, colourful and superfun wooden toys that we love selling here at Butterslip! And we love that all of this goodness is handmade and Fair Trade, supporting developing communiites in Sri Lanka.
All Lanka Kade products are made by ten independent family enterprises in Sri Lanka, most of which began working with Lanka Kade as small family-run cottage industries. They are true artisans and skilled craftspeole. These producers are guaranteed long-term working commitments, fair and promt payments, and ongoing support. Lanka Kade works to improve and update each producer’s understanding and working practise of fair trade. Producers are expected to maintain a safe pleasant working environment for their employees, provide equal opportunities, good rates of pay, and prompt payments for both employees and their suppliers accountant. In return Lanka Kade provides ongoing training and support, interest free loans, advice and market opportunities.
Providing safe, secure and long term employment helps communities to grow, thrive and plan for the future. And every time you buy a Fair Trade product you are a part of this success story. Butterslip has been a proud stockist of Lanka Kade products since 2008, we love them and are sure you will too.