Hathay Bunano – sustainable dog toys from the villages of Bangladesh
The unique dog toys crocheted with loving attention to detail are made sustainably and under exemplary conditions by the non-profit organization Hathay Bunano (which means “handmade” in Bengali) in Bangladesh. Thus, regarding production, it is for example ensured that working mothers are offered an adequate childcare, that disabled workers and employees are not discriminated against, that good education is provided, that young people are supported, and that an above-average salary is paid. For years, Hathay Bunano has been a member of Ecota Fair Trade Forum and a participant in the United Nations Global Compact, a political initiative for the compliance with the principles of human rights, environmental protection and anti-corruption. With more than 80 production sites and more than 8000 workers and employees, the organization has achieved much for the villages in Bangladesh, not only economically, but also socially. The organization was also recognized for these achievements by the Queen of England in 2009. All dog toys by Hathay Bunano are made of 100 % cotton – completely untreated and without chemicals –, are handmade and polyester-filled. The money spent on each purchase is of benefit to the village residents as per the official fair trade terms.