Corporate Social Responsibility / Production
All oskar&ellen toys are handmade (hand sewn using sewing machines) by three manufacturers/sewing studios in Manila, Philippines. These sewing studios were chosen more than 10 years ago by the founder of oskar&ellen, Petra Jinglöv, who lived in Manila for many years. Today they still work with the same studios.
Each studio has approx. 30 employees and all employees are paid a fair wage imposed by Philippine Law. The working environment and conditions of the artisans is friendly and with easy access to drinking water, fans and toilets. Mobiles are allowed to be used during work. The continued orders placed by oskar & ellen provides job security and income stability for the workers at the studios.
“We help our studios when they are having problems with cash-flow, or during events like storms, earthquakes and other disasters. It is not a set amount of money each year it varies depending on their needs. We also visit the studios once per year. I lived in the Philippines for four years and also gave birth to our son there, so the country and its people has a very special place in my heart. The Philippine people are warm, friendly and often smiling. I am certain this reflects in our products. They are made with heart, pride and plenty of skill”, says Petra Jinglöv, Company Director at oskar&ellen AB.
All products are made from cotton, poly cotton, polyester, rayon, sometimes felt. The fabric is different for each product and is imported to the Philippines from Hong Kong, Korea, Japan and USA.
Transport and Packaging
All products are transported to Europe by ship (takes approx. 6 weeks) and within Europe by road freight. Each unit is packed in a netted fabric storage bag and then in an outer carton box.