Ethical Manufacturing

Making toys happily and responsibly.

Being responsible and ethical isn't just the right way to do business, it's the only way.

Happy Worker exists to create happy karma. We also make toys & collectibles for the world’s best brands. This means not only delivering fantastic toys, but also caring about workers at our factories and about our clients’ brand images and reputations.

All of Happy Worker’s toys and collectibles are created with sustainability and responsibility in mind.

Happy Manufacturing

Happy Worker is more than a name or a brand. For us, happiness is a way of life – it’s a principle that extends through all links in our toy making chain, including our factory partners.

Clear Expectations: Careful planning means being clear about the quality and production timelines that we require from our factory partners. No one likes having stressful surprises sprung on them!

Fair Pay: We pay our factories fairly so workers are paid well and treated well. Our factory teams deserve to be happy workers too!

Compliance Audits: To ensure full and long-term compliance, our factories are regularly audited under consumer CSR programs and brand-specific codes of conduct. For our toy factory partners, this includes the International Council of Toy Industries' (ICTI) CARE Process

Active Support: Happy Worker provides active support to our factories by helping to develop and implement systems, corrective action plans, and improvements to fulfill CSR compliance.

Zero Tolerance: Happy Worker does not stand for any ethical or worker welfare violations. Serious actions cannot be remedied, and will result in the immediate cessation of work. This includes worker abuse, underage or forced labor, unsafe working conditions, corruption, falsification of records, human rights violations, unlawful behavior, or discrimination.  

Social Compliance Means Good Working Conditions

Happy Worker’s toy factories follow the ICTI CARE Process, which is the most well-known compliance program in the toy making world. This mandates safe and legal working conditions for manufacturing staff, and sets various employment and environmental standards for factories to meet.

If our clients have preferred audit programs and/or specific codes of conduct (e.g., SA8000, WRAP, or BSCI), Happy Worker is more than willing to accommodate each individual clients’ needs and arrange independent audits.

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Preserving a Happy Planet

Toys that Keep Going: No one likes a toy that falls apart during normal play and handling. The best (and most environmentally-sustainable) toys last for a long time, so they can be played with and enjoyed for many years. That’s why we only make high quality toys from the best materials available, and to create collector quality toys we only use brand new materials during production. Plastics and pre-consumer materials leftover from production are collected and recycled by other factories for use in other consumer products.

It’s a Wrap: We design our toys’ packaging using recyclable Earth-friendly materials when possible.

Office Waste: Our team are avid reducers, reusers ("GOOSe" paper anyone?), and recyclers (yeahhh, blue bins!).


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