India's rich cultural heritage and centuries of evolutionary tradition, is kept alive by 7 million artisans toiling everyday to produce the huge variety of handicrafts made all over India. The global handicrafts market size reached US$ 718 billion in 2020. Handicraft exports from India was US$ 3.39 billion in 2020, a minuscule share of the global market, considering the number of people employed in the handicrafts sector.
FairKraft Creations intends to change this scenario by:
- Bringing in a design thinking approach
- Introducing contemporary products while using traditional techniques
- World class quality
- International toy safety certifications
- Operate on fair trade principles; ensure artisans are treated with dignity, paid fair remuneration and work in a safe environment
- Focus on sustainability and use of natural materials
This is guaranteed in every product available in this online store.
The making of a Toy
Hale Wood is collected where it grows
“Hale wood, is soft, close grained & good for carving ”
Shaping the wood on lathe
Lac is a natural resin
Making Lac Sticks
Lac is mixed with dye on hot charcoal flame and then rolled into sticks
A lac stick is pressed against the wood while turning on the lathe.
The beautiful shiny finish is obtained by polishing with a dry screwpine leaf.
It is then assembled, packed and ready to ship
Small parts cylinder test to avoid choking hazard.
Tensile tests on all the glued and assembled parts.
Checked for smooth edges and surface.
Non Toxic Materials
100% Natural Dyes are used in colours.
Toys are tested for Flammability, Migration of Certain Elements and Phthalates.
Build you child’s skills with various toys
Rattles - Bell Rattle, Kit-Kat Rattle, Egg rattle
Skills: Sensory, Cause & Effect, Tracking (with sight & sound)
Stacking Toys – Aba, Cubby
Skills: Sensory, Fine Motor, Curiosity, Problem Solving, Cause & Effect, Spacial Intelligence
Push-Pull - Tuttu turtle, Moee, Vroom, Bovow, Bobbler, Chip Chop, Duby Duck, Elifa, Duby & Duba, Spino
Skills: Gross Motor
Trains - Pom Pom Rail, Engine
Skills: Gross Motor, Imagination
Blocks - Cubby, Peppy Five, Baby Building Blocks
Skills: Fine Motor, Problem Solving, Imagination, Cause & Effect, Spacial Intelligence
Tops -Merry Tops
Skills: Fine Motor, Curiosity
Wooden Beads - Beadler
Skills: Fine Motor, Problem Solving
History of the Craft
Lacquered toys find mentioned in Vachanas of Basavanna during 11th-12th century CE in Karnataka.
Highly skilled artisans make these products. About 2000 artisan families depend on their livelihoods from this craft.
Channapatna handicraft is protected by a Geographical Indicator awarded by WTO.
These toys are made by ArtisanPride Producer Company, an artisan owned and managed Company
ArtisanPride is as member of World Fair Trade Organization
The trees grow naturally in non-farm/non-forest lands. Hence no harmful chemicals were used. Once cut the branches grow back.
No harmful effects on artisans working.
All sections of wood and left over saw dust used. No waste.
This work is fully backed by MAYA an NGO of repute, as a part of its sustainable livelihoods mission.
MAYA’s Pioneering Contribution in supporting artisans:-
- Trained Women in craft
- Revived Natural Dyes
- Skill up gradation
- Artisan Healthcare
- Artisan Social Security
- Pandemic Support.
Our toys are exported all over the world.
International Quality Compliant with European and US Safety Standards.