Give Justly {Kid’s Edition}

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This is a follow-up to my post: 7 Ways to Give Justly at Christmas.

Would you buy a toy for your child made by a child slave? For me, this is the point where my consumption behaviors had to (and still have to) change.

There is a reason there are so many toys, for relatively so cheap. The Department of Labor designates toys made in China as likely to be involved in child and forced labor. Most statistics claim 75-80% of all toys bought in America were made in China. This means that if you buy 4 gifts for your child at Christmas, 3 of them are very likely to be supporting child and forced labor.

This. Must. Change.

No smile on my children’s faces are worth enslaving other children.

But this is a daunting change. No doubt, it requires more time, planning and money to change the way we purchase toys for our children. So, here are some ways to do Christmas giving differently, justly:

Note: Some of these links are affiliate links. By clicking on the link and purchasing, I will be paid a small commission.








Want more information on toy factories? Watch this or read this.

Do you know of a fair trade/USA made toy or children’s clothing company? Or a great idea for giving a different or DIY gift? Share in the comments! 


  1. Jenn Molloy November 20, 2017

    Are L.L. Bean products made in the USA?

    • Denise November 20, 2017

      Very little is. Classic LL Bean boots for men and women are. The tote bags are, and some of their waterhog rugs are. There may be a few other things, but most of it is not made in the USA. I wish they would make more here!


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