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THE FAIR TRADE SHOP
Trading for a fairer world
Meet Our Suppliers………
At the Fair Trade Shop, we offer a wide range of products ethically sourced from suppliers committed to the principles and practice of fair trade, many of which are certified. Information about the selected supplier and its product range can be found below, or click here to see our map showing product source locations. More information can be obtained from the supplier’s own web site by clicking the logo.……
Best Years has been specialising in making toys for over 10 years and were the first people to introduce knitted dinosaurs to the world! The founders, having young children themselves, found the appeal of knitted and crochet toys was instant as it offered a great alternative to the ubiquitous soft toys found all over the high street.
It is an ethical company and ethical sourcing is at the core of all its products, and having found a great factory to make its first knitted toys it now has hundreds in its range and is still working with the same people it met all those years ago.
This interest in ethical sourcing also led to its 2009 partnership with the Pebble fair trade cooperatives which hand makes knitted and crochet toys in rural Bangladesh creating thousands of fairly paid and flexible jobs in the process. And since knitting and crocheting goes hand in hand with cotton, it was a natural process for them to find the organic cotton Under the Nile ranges which are now on offer.
So whether you are looking for a great toy for your child, or specifically for a Fair trade and/or organic toy, here is a great selection for you to choose from.
To visit the Best Years web site and learn more of its operations, click the logo below.