Established in 1994, Lanka Kade was established when husband and wife Upul and Diane returned to the Uk after working for the Red Cross in Sri Lanka. They did not want to loose contact with the country and the people they both love, therfore they set up a small import business to maintain these links.
The name Lanka Kade translates to ‘The Sri Lankan Shop’.
Fast forward 20 year and Lanka Kade is an established business based in the UK specializing in the design, craft and supply of fair trade wooden toys and gifts for children. Their disctinctive range offers both bright and bold colours and natural wood finishes.
Their ethos is to build long-term, sustainable trading partnerships that provide stability and protect local skills. They encourage their producer’s independence and growth at every level and offer interest-free loans, training and independent financial support to help them grow into independent businesses. over the years 10 groups that they have worked with have given employment to over 180 local people and allowed them to provide for themselves and their families with pride.