Lanka Kade has grown to become an established business based in the heart of the UK specialising in the design, craft and supply of fair trade wooden toys and gifts for children. Their distinctive range of educational toys offers both bright bold colours and natural wood finishes. Their mission is to inspire children to learn through play.
The brand is very transparent on its supply chain, showing you how an original idea from our designers travels all the way to Sri Lanka and arrives back in the UK as a handcrafted, eco friendly, fair trade toy.
The fair trade wooden toy company Lanka Kade was founded in 1994 when business partners Upul and Diane returned to the UK having met in Sri Lanka whilst working for the Red Cross. They did not want to lose contact with the country and the people they both love, therefore they set up a small import business to maintain links with Sri Lanka.
Twenty years later, Lanka Kade ethos has remained the same: to build long-term, sustainable trading partnerships that provide stability and protect local skills. The brand encourage their producer’s independence and growth at every level and offer interest-free loans, training and independent financial support to help them grow into independent businesses.