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Founded in 1994 by Diane and Upul Soysa, Lanka Kade encompasses their passion for creating timeless educational wooden toys whilst providing long-term sustainable partnerships with artisans in Sri Lanka.
As a fair trade business, Lanka Kade works to reduce poverty through trade, protect local skills and provide stability.
All Lanka Kade toys are exclusively designed by an in-house design team at their HQ in the Leicestershire countryside to inspire children to develop skills and learn through play .
Their original designs are instantly recognisable due to their bright, bold colours and natural wood finishes; setting them apart from other brands within the toy industry.
Designed in Britain
Find Lanka Kade in Hall 20 Stand J50. Lanka Kade's fleet of traditional wooden arks is designed to promote imaginative play and storytelling skills. Every ark is beautifully handcrafted by skilled ar ...
Find Lanka Kade in Hall 20 Stand J50. Lanka Kade’s fair trade vehicle range is handcrafted from sustainable materials and includes push along toy cars, miniature vehicles and larger vehicle play sets ...
Find Lanka Kade in Hall 20 Stand J50. The ever-popular Lanka Kade natural wooden animals and people are available in bright colours and natural wood finishes. This extensive range grows every year wi ...
Find Lanka Kade in Hall 20 Stand J50. Lanka Kade's shape sorters are perfect for learning through play. With their bright themed bases children will enjoy matching the individual shapes into the corr ...
Sustainability Role in overall company's strategic plansWhilst in Sri Lanka in 1994, Diane and Upul met some local workers outside of a toy factory, only to discover they were ex-employees of the factory, chasing payment for work completed three months earlier. So incensed at this injustice, they decided there and then that they would only buy from people who cared about their workforce. This was the defining moment for the business and the catalyst which established our fair trade business ethic. We have direct trading relationships with our producers, Upul travels to Sri Lanka regularly, working with our artisans to ensure fair trade working practices are met and maintained. Our commitment to our producers supports their growth and development, whilst ensuring their employees have a sense of job satisfaction and that their employment is valued. The producer groups offer their staff good rates of pay, equal opportunities and a safe working environment in coherence with the 10 Principles of Fair Trade.PackagingOur packaging is plastic freeWe are in the process of making our packaging plastic freeWe are in the process of making our packaging compostableMaterialsOur products are plastic freeWe have products made from sustainability sourced raw materialsEthical ConsiderationsFair wages are paid to the people who make our productsOur products are made by people employed in good working conditionsWe have mapped our entire supply chainWe challenge our suppliers to report any ethical issues they identifyWe have an ethical policyWithin the workplace where our products are made there is commitment to Non-Discrimination Gender Equality and Freedom of AssociationEnviromental ImpactWe have a sustainability policyWe consider the environmental impact when creating our products