WHO ARE WE?
We (CRAFTED) are a nonprofit cooperation that consists of local small individuals/family businesses that produce Montessori and Waldorf inspired wooden toys, made in Colombia
The aims of this cooperation are to promote the local craftsmanship that need supports, and to facilitate the direct connection between parents who are interested in Montessori and Waldorf (or similar approach) and the producers.
CRAFTED products are handmade and customised by local craftsmen who are passionate by those pedagogical approach. To see their individual story please go to page ‘Our Craftsmen'.
The craftsmen are specialists with long experiences in creating wooden products specially designed for children. All the toys are made with non-toxic materials; sustainably grown pine wood, non-toxic, child friendly paint and finishes.
HOW DO WE WORK?
This cooperation belongs to its members (craftsmen), 90% to 95% of the invoiced prices go directly to them. We apply a small amount of charges (5-10%) to cover the operation costs (transport from different cities to Bogota, online banking payment fee, operational cost and administration fees).
Our members are located in different cities in Colombia, such as Medellin, Chia, and Bogota (see their stories on ‘Our Craftsmen’ page. Each family/ individual business has its own specialty and offers different ranges of products. We particularly target the small business individual/family with low income.
The order is going directly to the producers, meaning when buying from us you support local craftsmen and their families.