TOY FACTORIES IN THE NEWS
Business Insider: "A Photo Journey Inside Chinese Toy Factories"
Mirror: "XBOX Factory Workers Threaten Suicide"
U.S Government Hearing: "Working Conditions and Factory Auditing in the Chinese Toy Industry"
China Labor Watch: "An Investigation into Four Toy Sweatshops"
The Guardian: "Disney Factory Faces Probe into Sweatshop Suicide Claims"
ETHICAL TOY SHOPPING GUIDES
The Art of Simple: Ethical Shopping Guide (Click on Toys)
Busy Mommy: "Top Five Kids Gifts that Give Back"
Unexpected: "Toys that Give Back All Year Long"
Playmobil (Most of their products are produced in Germany)
Melissa and Doug (Toys ethically produced in China)
Wild Dill ("Organic, Fair & Natural")
Green Toys (Made in the USA out of recycled materials)
Bella Luna (They specialize in natural, sustainable, ethically-made toys)
Most of the toys we buy here in the U.S. are made in China. But many of the factories where they are made have a rather poor reputation. I cry when I see toys at the store and think about how they were made. Click here to find toys with a positive story behind them. Click the links below to learn more.