OUR ETHICS

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FAIR TRADE MANUFACTURE

With Main Sauvage, we wish to support an intelligent production, reasoned and respectful of Earth and humans’ rights. Our products are entirely handmade, in a fair trade workshop in Bolivia, which offers good working conditions and a fair income to women who can neither read nor write. This solidarity-based economy contributes to improve the living conditions of families and ensuring the schooling of children. We are proud to be able to offer products manufactured under the best conditions.

ECOLOGICAL MATERIALS

Our soft toys are made of pure Baby Alpaca wool, a renewable, highly ecological natural fibre. They are stuffed with recycled plastic bottle fibres. The wool comes from a spinning mill located in the Bolivian Andes, which  is supplied by small breeders. We use as much as possible the natural colours of alpaca: white, black, shades of grey and brown. All our other colours are made with eco-responsible, non-toxic dyes.

HEALTHY AND SAFE PRODUCTS

Alpaca wool has been used for centuries in the manufacture of small children's clothing and accessories because of its incomparable softness, resistance and durability. Because it does not contain lanolin, Alpaca wool is hypoallergenic and does not irritate the skin. It naturally repels water and has antibacterial properties, which allows the cuddly toy to stay clean longer. All our products have been tested in an independent laboratory and comply with European toy safety standards EN71.1, EN71.2 and EN71.3.

MAIN SAUVAGE AND THE FRENCH SECOURS POPULAIRE

Some of our plush toys may have small aesthetic defects that prevent them from being sold. They are neither horrible nor dangerous, just a little different, and like the others, they demand the love of a child. We put them aside for the benefit of Secours Populaire Français, which provides material and moral support to families suffering from poverty, social exclusion, armed conflicts and natural disasters, in France and abroad. Secours Populaire Français has a global approach to poverty issues. We are proud to be able to contribute, at our level, to the problem of children's play and development, unfair victims of these scourges.

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