Our Fairtrade and eco-friendly bird toys
At Parrot Funhouse, we are very proud to say that most of our bird toys are certified Fairtrade.
You may wonder, what is Fairtrade and what does it mean for me, my bird and the environment?
Read on to find out more!
What is Fairtrade?
Fair trade, defined simply, is when producers in developing countries are paid a fair price for their work, for them to be able to afford life's essentials - like food, education and healthcare.
Fairtrade is about better prices, decent working conditions, local sustainability, and fair terms of trade for producers in the developing world.
Fairtrade sets social, economic and environmental standards for both companies and producers. The Fairtrade Mark is a registered certification label for products that comply with Fairtrade Standards.
What does Fairtrade and Earth Kind bird toys mean?
Our Woven Wonders and Bamboozlers range of bird toys are hand-made by artisans in the Philippines through WFTO certified producers (Fair Trade Certified) and other fair trade (Earth Kind) cooperatives. They all work to the following principles:
- All materials used have to be natural, environmental friendly and sustainable
- All workers receive fair wages, overtime pay and incentives that encourage workers creativity and sense of purpose (e.g. bonuses for successful designs, rewards for toy contest winners, etc)
- All social compliance standards are enforced
By choosing our toys, you indirectly contribute to college scholarships, microlending, and even sponsoring a basketball team!
Sounds great, how do my birds benefit too?
Duh! This means your birds get super high quality bird toys using unique, natural and sustainable materials that your birds would forage for in the wild; such as palm leaf, coconut shell and fiber, and bamboo.
Lots of our customers have raved about how durable, 'meaty' and 'chunky' our toys are. They are pleasantly surprised that our toys take a long time to destroy while other bird toys seem to fall apart quickly.
The secret? Our bird toys have been lovingly hand made by artisans who have preserved their ancient time-honored weaving tradition and reinterpreted it in our bird toys!
With our Fairtrade bird toys, you are making the right choice for your birds, the communities and the environment. Shop our widely raved range of bird toy packs here.