Business Insider: "A Photo Journey Inside Chinese Toy Factories"

The Guardian: "The Grim Truth of Chinese Factories Producing the West's Christmas Toys"

Mirror: "XBOX Factory Workers Threaten Suicide"

U.S Government Hearing: "Working Conditions and Factory Auditing in the Chinese Toy Industry"

NY Times: "In Chinese Factories, Lost Fingers and Low Pay"

China Labor Watch: "An Investigation into Four Toy Sweatshops"

The Guardian: "Disney Factory Faces Probe into Sweatshop Suicide Claims"


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"

​Lego Toys (Read their Responsibilty Report)

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)

Trouble with Toys

Change the World by How You Shop Logo: The U.S. Ethical Shopping Guide

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.