Lanka Kade makes wooden and brightly coloured, fair trade children’s toys and gifts. Their ranges have expanded over the years to include educational toys, play scenes, games, soft toys and bedroom decorations.
Here is a brief summary of the company and its ethos. Towards the end of the article Diane from Lanka Kade has been kind enough to answer a few questions for us.
Established in 1994 by Diane and Upul Soysa, all of Lanka Kade’s products are made in Sri Lanka, hence the company name which translates as “Sri Lankan Shop”.
Lanka Kade initially provided an outlet for small businesses in Sri Lanka, but over time, and with the addition of their first employee, Anne, in 1997, Lanka Kade started to design and develop their own range of educational toys and gifts.