Lanka Kade translates as 'the Sri Lankan shop' and was set up in 1994 by husband and wife team Upul and Diane, with the aim of providing an outlet for items produced by small craft enterprises in Sri Lanka. As time went on Lanka Kade developed a product range of educational toys and gifts for young children utilising Diane's teaching and playwork background.
The ethical side
All their products are handmade by seven family based enterprises with whom Lanka Kade has long term working commitments.
The environmental side
Many of our products are made from rubberwood sourced from exhausted rubber plantations that are replanted every 10 – 15 years. Lanka Kade prefer to use recycled products when available – the majority of their outer packing cartons are already once used and the packing materials are either shredded paper or materials supplied by local retail outlets from their own deliveries. Lanka Kade products and packaging are all PVC free and they strive to avoid the use of excessive packaging.