CUDDLY FRIENDS From 32,00 €
MODELS cuddly friends
INFORMATION cuddly friends
Peppa is a collection of handmade toys and nursery accessories all made with natural materials. The toy heads are uniquely filled with lambswool which absorb scents quickly. The toy therefore quickly becomes really familiar and reminds them of home, of mummy and daddy, and all things which make baby feel safe and secure, so much so that the Peppa toy becomes completely indispensable and inseparable.
Babylonia applies the following principles:
• Workers are paid a fair wage taking into account the cost of living in the country in which they live.
• The production takes place in a socially acceptable context: not only are wages important, but also the environment, working conditions, working hours, etc.
• The trade relationship is based on cooperation, not competition: designing, selecting materials, planning, production are all transparent so that the producers know what they are doing and know the market.
• Knowledge transfer: Babylonia has introduced skills and training
• Respect for the environment: Babylonia works with natural materials, often from organic farming or livestock and produced in an ecologically sound way (eg. colour dyes used, etc.)
• Financing: very often producers in the developing world cannot self-fund the high-quality raw materials needed for production. Babylonia helps with funding for the raw materials
• Babylonia has helped with the transfer of production: sewing machines, attachments etc...
• Babylonia has agreed continuity in the trade relationship: which means that after one or several orders, they guarantee they will not switch to another producer, for example because of the price, the manufacturer ie ensuring a continuous flow of work and thus the guarantee that his investments (eg in production or in training) will not be lost
• Consistent prices: Babylonia ensures that the prices paid are not subject to market fluctuations, fluctuations in commodity prices, etc to ensure a guaranteed fair price
• Babylonia ensures that materials are locally produced or available locally, so that the entire local economy can benefit.
Peppa dolls, BB-SLING, BB-SLEN & BB-TAI, and the Babylonia hammockes are made with two different Fair Trade organizations in India.
Both organizations are members of the International Federation for Fair Trade (IFAT). IFAT checks whether the rules relating to the recognition of a marketing relationship as a 'fair trade' relationship observed.
For over two years, Babylonia worked on the development and transfer of production to Fair Trade organizations in India. A significant portion of time was invested in the training of local people.