• Sjaal Met Verhaal

    Sjaal Met Verhaal

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    In 2013, Inge went to Nepal for the first time and was immediately touched by the beautiful people and nature. A visit to a children’s home in Pokhara showed her that you don’t have to have children of your own to be able to do something good for a child. The power of the Nepalese women also touched her deeply. She bought handmade felt scarves from these women which she brought home for family and friends. The scarves immediately become very popular amongst her family members and friends. She was often asked if she could somehow buy more and import them to The Netherlands. This is how Sjaal met Verhaal was created!

    THE MAKER.

    Sjaal met Verhaal stands for creating work for women in Nepal and Thailand. There is collaboration with around 35 entrepreneurs, all of which are visited once or twice a year. Where in the beginning the emphasis was on purchasing products, the transition is now being made with a focus into their own product development.

    DID YOU KNOW…?

    They work with a team in Nepal and a team in the Netherlands. Every team member of Sjaal met Verhaal has his or her own story.

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  • Global Affairs

    Global Affairs

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    In 1998 Annete Klein Bog made her hobby of traveling the world into a day job. She started a fair-trade kids brand by importing lifestyle products, kids toys and home accessories from India and China. Marije Couprie is their in-house designer, who is in charge of developing the Global Affairs collection. This collection mainly consists of cuddle toys (knitted, stitched and woven fabrics), fashion- and hair accessories for children and felt decorations. They collaborate with leading designers such as Christian Borstlap. He developed the concept for Plentimals, which is marketed and produced by Global Affairs. After just having celebrated their 20th anniversary, they are proud to say they now sell their collection to retailers all over the world. This includes small independent boutiques, large warehouses and hotels, but also famous museums such as TATE Britain Modern, Musée Fondation Louis Vuitton, Centre Pompidou, MOMA and Bauhaus.

    THE MAKER.

    Their suppliers are based in China, Peru, Sri Lanka and India. Most of their products are handmade. They work with small scale producers, mostly led by woman, which they visit on a regular basis. This is in order to build and maintain a strong working relationship, but also to assure a production according to their standards: sustainable and a good working environment. They work with certified suppliers only.

    DID YOU KNOW..?

    That they also personalize items from their own collection (adjusted design, own logo and packaging).

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  • Jouéco

    Jouéco

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    Jouéco makes sustainable kids toys from wood. The wood comes from well-managed forests. FSC® forests are different from other forests and must meet a huge list of criteria. By using FSC® certified wood, Joueco contributes directly to the protection of our global forests and to a healthy living environment for humans and animals worldwide.

    THE MAKER.

    Educational wooden toys with nice illustrations, cheerful colors and a beautiful finish. The toy is educational and contributes to the motor and creative development of children. Unlike many plastic toys, this toy can take a beating and lasts for many generations. Jouéco is for children from 6 months to 3 years and older.

    DID YOU KNOW…?

    The wooden toys is educational and contributes to the motor and creative development of children in terms of color, shapes, hand-eye coordination, reasoning, movement, imagination, magnetic, and math.

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  • Funny Paper

    Funny Paper

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    Funny paper is a sustainable brand that makes products for kids. All furniture from Funny Paper is produced with recycled cardboard and can be 100% reused.

    THE MAKER.

    Cheerful and sustainable paper products for children from two years. Easy to assemble and very safe to use. Make your own chair, table or playhouse and place all your dearest books in one of the book stands.

    DID YOU KNOW…?

    Children can assemble the furniture themselves without using, for example, scissors or glue.

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  • V@T Amsterdam

    V@T Amsterdam

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    The unique pillows from V @ T Amsterdam, a sustainable interior brand, are made from European fabrics (micro-velvet), with an eye on sustainability and fair working conditions. The cushions are hair, dirt and moisture resistant. That is why they are, in addition to being wonderfully soft and beautiful, also super practical!

    THE MAKER.

    V @ T Amsterdam was founded in 2014 by Veronika Utasi. She is inspired by her love for craftsmanship, authenticity and sustainability. The cushions are made by a group of enthusiastic women who have fewer opportunities on the labor market due to a disability or their age.

    DID YOU KNOW…?

    It takes about four hours to make one pillow!

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  • Makii

    Makii

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    Makii is a design studio from Rotterdam. Makii was founded in 2013 by illustrators Mielo Pouwer and Idris van Heffen. We saw all kinds of opportunities to develop creative and innovative products for kids. So we bundled our talents and started drawing. With colorful and crazy characters they want to inspire children to let their creativity flow and explode!

    THE MAKER.

    Makii grants everyone a bright future. That is why they produce their entire collection as environmentally friendly as possible. For example, they only use FSC paper and they work with TreesforAll to compensate the CO2 emissions of our products.

    DID YOU KNOW..?

    Makii comes from the word making

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