Purchasing with Purpose
Social responsibility is the idea that businesses should balance profit-making activities with activities that benefit society; it involves developing businesses with a positive relationship to the society in which they operate. Examples of some of these areas are: organic materials, fair trade, charitable donations, mindful manufacturing, eco-friendly, etc. The products that we carry at hip-kid "check a box" in one or more of these areas. We listed a few of our vendors below with some detail about how they fit into hip-kid's concept:
They are a wonderful family-owned and operated business, committed to social responsibility and ethical manufacturing in their home of Sri Lanka.
Cheengoo rattles are all designed with the cuteness ratio at maximum by our founder and head designer, Liz. They are then crafted ethically and environmentally by a team of artisan women - a happy band of mostly mothers and farmers in rural China. By providing free training, flexible working hours and monthly compensation in hand craft industry where workers are usually only paid bi-annually. They are improving working conditions in China by example. The result is a friendly working environment that also doubles as a support network allowing these women to earn a fair wage while satisfying their obligations at home.
At its core, Green Toys Inc. has always been an eco-friendly toy company. In fact, we say that to us, “every day is Earth Day.” Their commitment to sustainability and playfulness is part of their DNA and they hope to inspire others to share in this passion. From their 100% recycled materials to US-based manufacturing, they’re raising awareness about sustainability while delivering unquestionably safe products. They believe that the best way to encourage environmental change is through goods people buy and use every day—and in their case that’s children’s products.
....and so many more! you;ll have to stop in so we can tell you able all the new lines we are carrying and the positive impact they make!