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Making Toys without Joy

SACOM's latest report says that the hardship of the toy factory workers is a consequence of squeezing the unit prices in the global supply chain.

URGENT ACTION: Mattel needs to act!

It is time for Mattel to assume responsibility.
The family of the deceased Mattel worker Nianzhen Hu are still waiting for a fair compensation and Mattel must change its purchasing practices to safeguard the workers' physic and mental conditions.

Urgent Appeal: Suicide at Mattel supplier

Due to work related stress and repeated humiliation, a 45 year old female worker jumped out of a window on the sixth floor at Tai Qiang Factory, a Mattel supplier in China.

Petition hand-over to ICTI

ICTI receives almost 13.000 signatures demanding better conditions for workers in toy factories

ICTI needs to act!

The International Council of Toy Industries ICTI has been approached by a coalition of NGOs campaigning for fair working conditions in toy production, including the partners of "Stop Toying Around!".

New report on two Chinese toy factories:

The recent report called "Exploitations of Toy Factory Workers at the Bottom of the Global Supply Chain" reveals that violations of human and workers rights remain even in certified toy factories in China.

Does the Stop Toying Around! Campaign call on consumers to boycott the toy industy?

No! Stop Toying Around! wants workers to keep their jobs, so the worst thing that can happen is that companies decide to cut their ties with a business in a factory or country and move somewhere else.

We encourage consumers to keep buying toys and companies to keep making them - but in a way that does not put intolerable pressure on workers to deliver them faster and cheaper, often in poor working conditions. We ask consumers to help us tell the industry to clean up its act and develop long-term ethical relationships with suppliers. To do that, the industry has to continue to operate at the factory and in the country concerned.