Fair Trade Toys

& Handmade Toys that Give Back​

 

The majority of toys sold in the U.S. are made in China.  But the reports of the conditions in some of those toy factories makes me weep.  (Click here to watch and learn more.)  Purchase the ethically-made, handmade and fair trade toys you can find below for your children, and make a difference for toy makers around the world. ​

(NOTES: Prices and availability may change without notice.  If you buy through some of these links, a small amount will come back to help support our mission.)

Wild Dill Wooden Shape Sorter Toy. Made in USA.
Wild Dill

Specializing in organic, fair and natural gifts for little ones. They sell a huge collection of fair trade, organic and made in USA baby and toddler toys.

Prices: $8 - $86

Papillon Fabiola Soccer Doll. Handmad in Haiti.
Papillon Enterprise

"Creating jobs for mothers & fathers who don’t want to have to abandon their children to an orphanage because they can’t feed them." They offer fair trade Haitian dolls, stuffed animals, games, dress-up and more. 

Prices: $7 - $26

Charissa with Fair Trade Elephant Purse from Shop With a Mission.
Shop With a Mission

On a mission “to equip and assist people in developing countries to break the cycle of poverty through their handiwork and creativity." 

They sell affordable handmade fair trade kids toys and also pencil cases

(My little girl adores her elephant purse!)

Prices: $3 - $20

Mercy House Trash Soccer Ball. Fair Trade and made of recycled trash bags.
Mercy House Shop

"A global marketplace and the beautiful products in this shop are made by women empowered by Mercy House Global." They sell fair trade toys for kids, including stuffed animals, balls, games and craft kits.

Prices: $3 - $20

Fair Tribe Large Handmade Fox, Knited by Syrian Refugee Moms.
Fair Tribe

"Buy cool stuff, help real people." They sell a beautiful collection of handmade, fair trade stuffed animals and dolls.

Prices: $12 - $62

The Lemonade Boutique Purple & Pink Girl's Horse Bracelet. Made in USA.
The Lemonade Boutique

Sells beautiful products made by women who "take life’s lemons and make lemonade."  They offer adorable jewelry for kids.

Prices: $12

Bought Beautifully Unicorn Pillow. Handmde in Kenya.
Bought Beautifully

“Purchase a product--transform a life.”  They sell fun toys and pillows for kids.

Prices: $7 - $72

Give Back Goods Fair Trade Stuffed Beagle Dog.
Give Back Goods

"Everything purchased at Give Back Goods gives back to our world in a positive way." They sell a large selection of fair trade and handcrafted stuffed animals and dolls that give back.

Prices: $34 - $130

Gifts for Kids that Give Back for $20 an
Kids Gifts $20 & Less

For affordable kids gifts, check out our guide:

World Changing Gifts for Kids $20 & Under

The Village Country Store Fair Trade Wooden Top.
The Village Country Store

Fair trade and fairly made goods.  They offer a large selection of handmade, fair trade toys for kids, including wooden puzzles, games, stuffed animals, girls' purses, castles, unicorns and more.

(Use the code: ShopWithLeeAnne for 10% off your entire order.)

Prices: $8 - $42

Ten Thousand Villages Blue Monster Finger Puppet. Fair Trade.
Ten Thousand Villages

"The original fair trader," started in 1946. They sell cute handcrafted fair trade toys for both girls and boys. My kids love their animal measuring tapes. (To find their products in a retail shop near you, click here.)

Prices: $5 - $70

Rafiki Foundation Tale of Ticky the Elephant Book.
Rafiki Foundation

"Every purchase goes to support widows in Africa."  They sell handmade toys and accessories for kids.

Prices: $6 - $30

Rahab's Rope Handmade Wooden Turtle Animal String Toy. Fair Trade.
Rahab's Rope

"Rahab's Rope exists to empower women and children in the fight against human trafficking." They sell beautifully-crafted toys for babies and kids.

Prices: $4 - $36

Krochet Kids toys. Ethical toys making a difference in the world. https://www.krochetkids.org/products/childrens/animals/
Krochet Kids

"Every purchase impacts a life and every product is hand-signed by the lady who made it." They sell adorable crocheted stuffed animals and animal hats for kids.

Prices: $24 - $35

Simple Switch Purple Flower Crown.
Simple Switch

They believe "it should be EASY to make a positive global impact with your every day purchases and gifts." They offer a large selection of ethically-made baby toys, dress up and kids toys.

Prices: $4 - $12

Above Rubies crocheted unicorn. Handmade toys. https://www.etsy.com/shop/2aboverubies?ref=profile_shopname&section_id=19602053
Above Rubies

""A livelihood project created to help widows and single mothers" in the Philippines.  They sell adorable crocheted stuffed animals and other handmade toys for kids on Etsy.

Prices: $9 - $49

International Blessings Hacky Sacks, handmadein Guatemala.
International Blessings

"Handmade products fighting poverty." They sell colorful hacky sacks, handmade in Guatemala.

Prices: $8

Gifts for Kids that Give Back for $10 an
Kids Gifts $10 & Less

For even more affordable kids gifts, visit our guide:

World Changing Gifts for Kids $10 & Under

Mango + Main Wooden Keys. Fair Trade
Mango + Main

"On a mission to bring products from tropical lands where mangoes grow...to main street, USA!"   They offer a fun collection of fair trade stuffed toys and wooden toys for babies and kids.​

Prices: $8 - $34

Amani Ya Juu Wire VW Bug. Fair Trade.
Amani Ya Juu

"A social economic enterprise committed to peace and reconciliation for African women."  Every adorable toy is obviously made with love.  They sell play aprons, dolls, plush African animals, games, baby toys and more. 

Prices: $2 - $58

Eternal Threads Kids Toys and Accessories. Fair Trade. http://eternalthreads.org/product-category/children/
Eternal Threads

“'Weaving hope and justice' to improve the lives of women and children who are at risk from extreme poverty and trafficking."  They offer unique handmade fair trade toys and accessories for kids, each with a story to tell.

Prices: $2 - $30

Kid Knits knit kit. Ethically made yarn that chages lives and kids get to knit their own hat! https://shop.kidknits.org/collections/kidknits-hat-kits
Kid Knits

“You’re never too young to change a life on the other side of the world.”  They sell knit kits for kids and also "Me & My Doll" hat knit kits, made with hand-spun yarn from Rwanda and Chile.  (My son loves his Kid Knits hat kit.)

Prices: $14 - $28

Made Global Beno the Baby Lion.
Made Global

"Into you knowing the makers, because the story matters."  They offer adorable stuffed animals and animal pillows for kids.

Prices: $10 - $32

31 Bits Kids Jewelry Bitsies 9 Pack Bracelet Set.
31 Bits

Sells products handmade by women rising out of poverty in Uganda and Indonesia. They offer handmade kids' jewelry and jewelry-making kits.

Prices: $12 - $75

Elegance Restored Large Blue Lion Plushy.
Elegance Restored

Creating a "market for beautiful, fairly made goods." They sell adorable ethically-made stuffed animal toys.

Prices: $8 - $30

Amma's Umma Wooden Birds Nest Cafe.
Amma's Umma

"An ethical boutique that gives back to adoptions." They offer a large selection of high-quality, ethically-made toys for kids, including stuffed animals, wooden games and toys for imaginative play.​

Prices: $12 - $146

Guide to Finding Ethically-made Toys. www.changetheworldbyhowyoushop.com/toys
Still Looking?

Scroll down to the bottom of the page to find even more ethical toy brands.

STILL LOOKING?

For more ethically-made toy options, check out these toy companies, who all manufacture their toys with higher labor standards:

Lego

Playmobil

 

Melissa and Doug

Bella Luna Toys

Wild Dill

 

Bebemoss

Green Toys

Better Life Bags

Pachamama Market

Zee Bee Market

 

For more ethical toy shopping guides, check out: 

The Art of Simple's:

Ethical Shopping Guide: Toys

Busy Mommy's:

"Top Five Kids Gifts That Give Back"

 

Unexpected's:

​"Toys That Give Back All Year Long!"

Wild Dill: Organic, Fair & Natural Baby Toys

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