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Fall 2015 Once again we have been working very hard to design beautiful new products. This season, besides the regular items, we can welcome miffy in the collection. Miffy’s warm colours go very well with Global Affairs’ colourful designs. The miffy collection consists of mobiles, hangings and coat racks. We hope you will be pleasantly surprised with the new collection and have fun browsing through the catalog.

The Global Affairs team.

index Global Affairs colours the world


Iconic Icons


Hello miffy


Typical Dutch


Finally Christmas


Girls’ Accessories


Handy Hooks




Smart Storage


Hair Elastics & Hairbands


Mobiles and Hangings


Party time!


Crochet and Knitted


Lovely Lights


Cuddle Toys and Rattles


Custom Made


Baby Gifts and Bibs




Large Knitted Dolls


Office Team


Mini Knitted Dolls


General Information


Bags & Keyrings


About our products All soft toys are tested according to EU (EN-71 1,2,3) Standards. These tests ensure that our products are designed and manufactured in a way that makes them completely safe for little children. All fabrics are new and Azo free. See page 51 for more information about our tests and fabrics used.

For all miffy items in this catalog: Illustations Dick Bruna © copyright Mercis bv, 1953 – 2015

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In the centre of Amsterdam, Annette, together with a small team, lovingly works on the Global Affairs collection. Global Affairs tries to brighten kids’ worlds and this can be seen in our products. All our products are soft, colourful and completely safe to snuggle, play or sleep with. The bright and the colourful living accessories complete this collection.

Our selected suppliers

Our suppliers are based in China, India and Peru and most of our products are handmade. We only work with small producers whom we strive to do fair business with. We visit our producers on a regular basis in order to build a strong working relationship; based on dialogue, transparency and mutual respect. As a result, we have established long-term relationships with our most valuable suppliers (i.e. 10 years). Many of the companies we work with are led by women and most of the employees are also women. This leads to independence, which is essential in all countries, but especially in China and India. Our suppliers are based in rural areas, which means the workers do not have to migrate to big cities for employment. They can care for their families and they do not have to work unfairly long hours or travel long distances.

Many of the employees are farmers and they work at the farm during the harvest season and work for our suppliers the rest of the year. This provides them with year-round income to support themselves and their families. Of course, we always consider the safety and convenience of the workers. All of our suppliers meet the standards for a safe working place. Some have passed the BSCI audits, and others are in progress in obtaining this certificate. Furthermore, we try to make sure that the work environment of the workers coincides with their own culture. We think it is very important to respect other norms and beliefs and not impose our own Western culture.

Our products

Shades and colours can change from batch to batch because most of our products are handmade. However, this always stays within our margins and a product will never leave the workplace without our approval. The only thing that doesn’t change is the safety of all our toys, which meet the very highest security standards: EN71 1-3, CE. All our products for children are tested according to EN71-1/3 standards, meaning all our toys are safe for babies, unless stated differently. All the testing documents are filed in our Amsterdam office.


Working in developing countries and with small scale factories is a big but also very rewarding challenge, as every day is exciting and informative. The Global Affairs products come from constant communication and learning from one another. When viewing a Global Affairs product, we invite you to think about all the people behind it that have put so much love and effort into its creation. We hope you enjoy our products.



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Miffy Felt Garland Bright Colours (+/- 450 cm.) MFGB6

Miffy Single Coat Rack: 6 Colours MSC12

Miffy Felt Garland Lion (+/- 450 cm.) MFGL6

Miffy Felt Garland Airplane (+/- 450 cm.) MFGA6 -6-

Miffy Felt Hanging MFH5

Miffy Felt Mobile in the Zoo Soft Colours MFMZS5

Miffy Felt Mobile MFM5

Miffy Felt Mobile in the Zoo Bright Colours MFMZB5 Miffy Felt Hanging in the Zoo Bright Colours MFHZB5

Miffy Coat Rack Airplane Grey Green MCAGG6

Miffy Coat Rack Airplane Blue MCAB6

Miffy Coat Rack Airplane Coral Pink MCACP6

Miffy Coat Rack Airplane Mint Green MCAMG6

Miffy Single Coat Rack Turtle MSCT8


Miffy Felt Hanging in the Zoo Soft Colours MFHZS5

Miffy Single Coat Rack ZOO MSCZ12


s a m t s i r Ch X-mas Imps per 6 Colours assorted in a Box XMI10

X-mas Felt Stars per 6 Colours Assorted in a Box XFS5

X-mas Balls Snowflakes (6 balls in a box) Green, Pink & Red XBSF12

Wooden Hanging Heart Small (7 cm.) and Large (11 cm.) WHH24 -8-

Felt Garland Snowflakes Soft Colours XSFS5

Felt Garland Snowflakes Bright Colours XSFB5

Xmas Straw Angels Natural and Silver 6 angels per colour in a box XSANS10

Xmas Straw Item Natural and Silver 24 pcs per colour in a box XSNS10 -9-

X-mas Felt Garland Merry Christmas XFGM10

Felt Hanging Sinterklaas FHSI10

X-mas Wooden Felt Clips XWFC10

X-mas Felt Hanging Santa XFHS10

X-mas Felt Hanging XFH10

X-mas Wooden Ornaments (Angel & Tree) (2 pcs in a polybag) XWO32

Felt Stickers X-mas (24 pcs in a bag) XFSC24

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Felt Stickers Sinterklaas (24 pcs in a bag) FSSI24

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Coat Rack Northpole Pink MCN3106

Coat Rack Northpole Light blue MCN5106

Coat Rack Ballet MCB4026

Coat Rack Safari Green MCRS7106

Coat Rack Safari Blue MCRS5106

Coat Rack Happy Forest Red MCH3106 - 11 -

Coat Rack Happy Forest Fuchsia MCH4106


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Seagrass Baskets Blue Green Combi (Small 25x20 cm & Large 30x25 cm) SSG5403

Seagrass Baskets Red Combi (Small 25x20 cm & Large 30x25 cm) SSG3103

Seagrass Baskets Pink Combi (Small 25x20 cm & Large 30x25 cm) SSG4023

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Felt Basket Small Red (20x20 cm) FBS3103

Felt Basket Small Fuchsia (20x20 cm) FBS4103

Felt Basket Small Pink (20x20 cm) FBS4023

Felt Basket Small Light Blue (20x20 cm) FBS5103

Felt Basket Small Dark Green (20x20 cm) FBS7003

Felt Basket Small Light Green (20x20 cm) FBS7103

Felt Basket Small Yellow (20x20 cm) FBS9003

Felt Basket Small Cobalt Blue (20x20 cm) FBS5003

Felt Basket Large Cobalt Blue (33x33 cm) FBL5003

Felt Basket Large Light Blue (33x33 cm) FBL5103

Felt Basket Large Yellow (33x33 cm) FBL9003

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Rope baskets Lightblue/Aqua Combi with Orange Finish (Small 25x21 cm & Large 30x25 cm) SRB5103

Storage Box Round Sparkle Petrol (Diam 22x10 cm) BS5503

Storage Box Round Sparkle Pink (Diam 22x10 cm) BS4023

Rope baskets Fuchsia/Red Combi with Yellow Finish (Small 25x21 cm & Large 30x25 cm) SRB4103

Felt Basket Large Pink (33x33 cm) FBL4023

Book Boxes Adventure & Fairy (20x16 cm) STKI6 - 15 -

Mobiles and

These are all decorative items and NOT toys. Do NOT place above cod, crib or playpen. Keep out of reach of small children.


Felt Hanging Duck Dark Colours FHDD5

Felt Hanging Duck Light Colours FHDL5

Felt Hangings Âą 120 cm. long Felt Mobiles Âą 55 cm. long All hangings and mobiles are packed with a nice headercard.

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Mobile Dinos FMDI5

Mobile Country FMCO5

Mobile Jungle Animals FMJU5

Mobile Crispy Spring FMCR5

Hanging Dinos FHDI5

Hanging Country FHCO5

Hanging Jungle Animals FHJU5

Hanging Crispy Spring FHCR5

Garland Ballet (Âą 140 cm) FGBA5 - 17 -

Mobile Vehicles FMVE5

Mobile Safari FMSA5

Mobile Sea FMSEA5

Mobile Elephant FMEL5

Mobile Space FMSP5

Mobile Fairy Stories FMST5

Mobile Canalhouses Traditional FMCT5

Mobile Canalhouses Citrus FMCC5

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Hanging Vehicles FHVE5

Hanging Sea FHSEA5

Hanging Elephant FHELE5

Hanging Space FHSP5

Hanging Safari FHSA5

Hanging Fairy Stories FHST5

Hanging Dutch Girl FHDG5

Hanging Dutch Boy FHDB5

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Crochet Animal Rattles Jungle CRA15

Crochet Animal Rattles Country CRAC16

Crochet Music Mouse Girl CMMG2

Crochet Rattle Mouse Round CRMR8

Crochet Music Mouse Boy CMMB2 - 21 -

Crochet Tumblers Animals CTA8

Crochet Rattles Round CRR12

Crochet Mini Maracasses CMM15

Knitted Airplane Rattle KAA15 - 22 -

Crochet Rattle Duck CDU10

Crochet Music Penquin CMP2

Crochet Music Lion CML2

Crochet Music Tiger Boy CMTB2

Crochet Music Tiger Girl CMTG2

China All our crochet items are handmade by women in the Jiangsu province of China. They can do this work at home - or close to home – so that they don’t have to move to the city to find a job between the harvest seasons. This way, they can stay close to their family all year round.

Crochet Airplane Classic Rattle CRAP12 - 23 -

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Elephant Rattle CTEL6

Donkey Rattle CTDO12

Mini Bunnies CTMB18 - 24 -

Garland It’s a Girl (+/- 130 cm) FGGI10

BABY Gifts

and bibs

Car Rattle Mini CTC8

Metal Coat Rack Baby Pink MCC4026

Bib Holland BBH12

Garland It’s a Boy (+/- 130 cm) FGBO10

Sweet Bunny Red, Lime, Aqua & Pink CTSB16

Metal Coat Rack Aqua MCC5406

Hanging Dutch Girl FHDG5

Bib Bright Fun BBF12

Hanging Dutch Boy FHDB5

Bib Sweet Fun BSF12 - 25 -


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Knitted Sheep Dolly (36 cm. tall) KSD2

Mouse Pippa (36 cm. tall) KMP2

Milo Dog (36 cm. tall) KMD2

Tessa Cat (36 cm. tall) KTC2

Red Rose (36 cm. tall) KNRR2

Nancy Nurse (36 cm. tall) KNN2

Tipi Girl (36 cm. tall) KTG2

Bibi Beach (36 cm. tall) KNBB2

Smiling Sara (45 cm. tall) KNSS2

Dancing Doris & Dina (45 cm. tall) CTDD4 - 27 -

Cheer-up Charlie (45 cm. tall) KNCC2

Zebra Raf (36 cm. tall) KZR2

Crocodile Sam (36 cm. tall) KCS2

Jimmy Chimp (36 cm. tall) KJC2

Fred Frogger (36 cm. tall) KNF2

Ben Gardener (36 cm. tall) KBG2 - 28 -

Harry Horse (36 cm. tall) KNHH2

Long Ear Bunny Boy (42 cm. tall) KLEB200

Sleepy Tom (45 cm. tall) KNST2

Knitted Mini Bunny Girl (24 cm. tall) KMBG2

Knitted Mini Fox Girl (24 cm. tall) KMFG2 Knitted mini Fox Boy (24 cm. tall) KMFB2

Long Ear Bunny Multi (42 cm. tall) KLEB410

Mini Knitted dolls

Knitted Mini Mouse Girl (24 cm. tall) KMMG2

Knitted Mini Dog Boy (24 cm. tall) KMDB2

Knitted Mini Mouse Boy (24 cm. tall) KMMB2 - 29 -

Knitted Mini Bunny Boy (24 cm. tall) KMBB2

Knitted Mini Cat Girl (24 cm. tall) KMCG2


and keyrings

Bag City Coral Red and Grey Blue (29x32 cm) BGCI8 - 30 -

These gym bags have a protective lining inside, especially designed for damp clothing and other damp items.

Backpack Blue/Orange BP5504

Backpack Pink/Lime BP4104

Swimbag Pink/Orange SB4106

Backpack Green/Blue BP7104

Swimbag Orange/Pink SB8106

Swimbag Blue/Green SB5506

Swimbag Green/Blue SB7106

Gymbag Predators (33x35 cm) GBP8 - 31 -

Felt Key Rings Country FKCO39

Felt Key Rings Vehicles FKVE36

Felt Keyring Iconic Icons: Holland FKH40

Kitty Bag (19,5x16,5 cm.) BK10

Girlie Bag ZZ with Lining Fuchsia, Pink and Yellow (19.5x20cm) BGZZ12

Backpack Red Crazy Cat (30x26 cm.) BPC3104

Backpack Red Plane (30x26 cm.) BPP3104 - 32 -

Pouch Sparkle Petrol & Pink (22x14 cm) PS8


icons Felt Mobile Canalhouses Citrus FMCC5

Felt Mobile Canalhouses Traditional FMCT5

Felt Stickers Iconic Icons: Holland (20 pcs in a bag) FSIH20

Coat Rack Amsterdam Turquoise MCRA540.6

Coat Rack Amsterdam Red MCRA310.6

Felt Hanging Iconic Icons: Paris FHPA5

Coat Rack Amsterdam Purple MCRA450.6

Coat Rack Amsterdam Lime MCRA710.6

Felt Stickers Iconic Icons: Paris (24 pcs in a bag) FSPA15

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Dutch Metal Coat Rack Canalhouses Aqua MCC5406

Metal Coat Rack Canalhouses Red MCC3106

Metal Coat Rack Canalhouses Baby Pink MCC4026

Felt Hanging Dutch Boy FHDB5

Metal Coat Rack Canalhouses Citrus MCC9106

Felt Hanging Canalhouses Citrus FHCC5

Felt Hanging Dutch Girl FHDG5

Metal Coat Rack Canalhouses Grey MCC6506 - 34 -

Felt Hanging Canalhouses Multi FHCM5 Felt Hanging Canalhouses Traditional FHCT5


Acces ories s

Necklace Peru Mixed Multicolours NPMM10

Necklace & Bracelet Kitschy Flowers NBKF10

Peru Peru is a new production country for Global Affairs. We work with a cooperative in the Andes mountains, where our accessories are handmade by Inca women.

Necklace & Bracelet Coloured Beads NBCB10

Necklace & Bracelet My First “Pearls” Fuchsia and Lilac NB1P16

Bracelet Peru Mixed Colours BPP10

Ring Peru Mixed Multicolours RPP20 - 35 -

Necklace Peru Solid Colours NPSC10

Necklace Crochet Balls Turquoise, Fuchsia & Pink NCB30

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Hairclips Funky Flowers Bright (2 colours) (2/ card ) ACFFB20

Hairclips Funky Flowers Assorti (4 colours) (2/card) ACFA20

Hairclips Fluffy Ball Assorti (4 colours) (2/card) ACFB15

Hairclips Swallow Assorti (4 colours) (2/card) ACSA20 - 36 -

Hairclips Fluor Flower Hot Pink & Lime (2/card) AFFC14

Hairclips Felt Hearts Fuchsia & orange (2/card) ACH20

Hairclips (6/card) ACHC30

Hairclips Pastel Heart (3 colours) (6/card) AHPH15

Hairclips Birdie Pink & Blue (2/card) AHCB14

Hairclips Felt Violet Fuchsia & Red (2/card) AFHV14

Hairclips Neon Heart (3 colours) (6/card) AHFH15

Hairclips Tulip Round Assorted (3 colours) (2/card) AHCT15

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Hair Elastics - and hairbands -

Hair Elastic Swallow Assorti (4 colours) (2/card) AESA20

Hair Elastic Hearts Fuchsia & Orange (2/card) AEH20

Hair Elastic Funky Flowers Blue Combi (4 colours) (2/ card ) AEFFB20

Hair Elastic Felt Star Fuchsia, Red, Pink (2/card) AFSE15

Hair Elastic Fluffy Ball Assorti (2/ card ) AEFB15

Hair Elastic Button Fuchsia, Aqua, Pink (2/card) ABDE15

Hair Elastic Funky Flowers Assorti (4 colours) (2/card) AEFA20 - 38 -

Hair Ribbon Double Pink Hearts & Blue Flowers AHED16

Hair Ribbon Single Folklore Black & Pink AHRS16

Hair Elastic Ladybird (2/card) AEL15

Hair Elastic Pompons Multicolour (1/card) AEP15

Felt Hairband Butterfly & Flowers FHBUT12

Hair Elastic Daisy Assorted Fuchsia & Light Blue (2/card) AHBD14

Felt Hairband Roses Fuchsia/Pink FHBR12

Hair Elastic Fluor Flower Lime & Hot Pink (2/card) AFFHE14

Toilet Bag Jazzy B Fuchsia & Light Blue (21X20 cm.) PJB8 - 39 -

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Felt Feather Crown Boys (adj.) With separate numbers FFCB10

Felt Feather Crown Girls (adj.) With separate numbers FFCG10

Felt Flag Happy Birthday (400 cm.) FFH6

Felt Garland Stars (+/- 450 cm.) FGS6 - 40 -


60 years!

Miffy Felt Garland Bright Colours (+/- 450 cm.) MFGB6

Miffy Felt Garland Airplane (+/- 450 cm.) MFGA6

Miffy Felt Garland Lion (+/- 450 cm.) MFGL6

Felt Garland Flowers Funky (+/- 450 cm.) FGFF6

Felt Garland Elephants (+/- 450 cm.) FGE6

Felt Garland Flowers Pastel (+/- 450 cm.) FGFP6 - 41 -

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Masks FMA20

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Felt Flag Happy Birthday Train (400 cm.) FFHBT6

It’s the giftbag that counts! Our Felt Garlands, the ‘Happy Birthday Train’ and Flags are packed in a handy bag made for biodegradable PU.

Flag Navy & Red (450 cm.) FLNR6

Flag Multicolour New fabrics (450 cm.) FLM6

Flag Pink Combination (450 cm.) FL4026

Tambourines WTA12

Flag Blue Combination (450 cm.) FL5406

Wooden Maracas Circus Pink and Blue (incl. displaybox) WMA12

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Partybag Graphic Jungle PGJ12

Partybag Jeans Predators PJP12

Partybag Graphic Predators PGP12

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Felt Party Medals Nr.1 (with safety pin) FPM48

Felt Party Rosettes Boys (with safety pin) FPRB48

Felt Party Rosettes Girls (with safety pin) FPRG48

Apron Painting Fun (height ± 44 cm) APF12

Apron Kitchen Fun (height ± 46cm) AKF12

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lights Lamp XL Diamond (diam 40 cm.) LXLD6

Lamp Flower Big (diam 26 cm.) LFB6

Lamp Mushroom (diam 26 cm.) LMA6

Lamp Air Traffic (diam. 26 cm.) Three different sides to these lovely lamps LAT6

Lamp Owl (diam. 26 cm.) LOA6

Fittings (pendel) not included.

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Our recent projects:

Knitted Mini Dolls for Artis

Tote bag & hanging London Transport Museum

Felt Keyrings for Artis

Working together with partners At Global Affairs, we love to collaborate with our partners. We like to design our own products but we like creating special items for you just as much. We can add just your label to customize a bib or we can design a whole new product for you like the plane coatrack for the Rijksmuseum.

Miffy hanging for Rijksmuseum

Please let us know what your special wishes are and we will create something custom-made, just for you. Here are some of our partners: Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam Artis Royal Zoo London Transport Museum Mercis BV (miffy) TTS group, United Kingdom Contact us by sending an e-mail to: to find out more.

Metal keyrack with box for Rijksmuseum

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Donations For children

We want to get all children smiling and with a little help, every child can smile. That’s why Global Affairs donates products to charity organizations in The Netherlands and in the Philippines.

Stichting Kalinga

Stichting Jarige Job

Stichting Sinterklaas bestaat

www.sinterklaasbestaat .nl

Annette Klein Bog

Ilanit Schoon - Welling

Marije Couprie

About 20 years ago, Annette travelled to India and China regularly and enjoyed it very much. Her love for these countries and the bright & vibrant colours used by both Chinese and Indian craftsmen inspired her to start Global Affairs.

You will often see Ilanit at the trade fairs, especially in Germany as she loves to speak German. She answers all customers’ questions with a big smile and takes care of their orders. She is always thinking of new concepts for custom made items for museums, shops, events and more.

The creative one, she is always searching for new ideas for products. She is also the stylist of our trade fair booths and of the next catalog. Marije is inspired by the simple things in life and always manages to turn nothing into something.

Kalinga Foundation helps Filipino children through structural help with self-reliance as its goal. Kalinga believes that education is a basic need and therefore started the Papaya School. The Papaya School is a primary school where children get substantial education and a healthy meal every day.

The ‘Jarige Job’ (Birthday Boy/Girl) Foundation wants to reduce the gap between richer and poorer children as much as possible. They make it possible for children between 4-12 years to celebrate their birthdays.

The charity is committed to give an average of 2,750 underprivileged children a great ‘Pakjesavond’ (The night when St. Nicholas hands out presents to the children in The Netherlands).

OFFICE TEAM Founder and multi-tasker

An engaged entrepreneur, she is always curious and interested in history, new initiatives, stories, food and more. Everything inspires her, even the small things in life, she is the engine behind Global Affairs. Nowadays, Global Affairs develops and produces colourful interior accessories and children’s’ toys. Designs are made in the Amsterdam office and sent abroad for production.

Account- & our optimistic projectmanager

As a true “Amsterdammer” she considers Artis (Amsterdam Zoo) an extension of her back garden and she cycles everywhere on her bike, with a big basket on the front.

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Stylist and ‘the rock’ of Global Affairs

Curious? You can meet Marije at the Maison & Objet Trade Fair in Paris.

General information Barcodes

All our items do have individual barcodes. Do you want to receive an overview of the barcodes? Please send an e-mail to:

Ordering online

You can place your order on our website Once you have registered you will receive your login details. You can also place your order by mail. Check our website for our most up-to-date collection. This catalog does not contain any prices. See our separate price list for more information.

Office | Bureau | Buero

Global Affairs BV Tesselschadestraat 5 - 1054 ET Amsterdam - The Netherlands T: +31 (0)20 4124503 F :+31 (0)20 6838171 BTW | VAT | TVA | MWST NL8504.50.603B01 In many countries we work with distributors or agents. Please have a look at our website or pricelist.

Banking Details

Safety& information new item

item on sale

rattle inside

not suitable under 3 years old

suitable from 6 months

musical device inside

All our items meet the European safety standards. All toys are safe from 0+ All our products are tested by SGS, the worlds leading and authorized organisation for testing and certification.

ABN AMRO Apollolaan 171, Amsterdam Accountname: Global Affairs BV Accountnumber: BIC: ABN ANL 2a IBAN: NL74ABNA0499882326


We would like to give thanks to FrĂŠderique, James, Jewel, Lucy and Silver ; our wonderful models! Graphic design: Lucie Lausin Photography: Rolinda Windhorst Styling : Marije Couprie

EN-71 part 1 Mechanical and physical properties EN-71 part 2 Flammability of toys EN-71 part 3 Migration of certain elements AZO free All our fabrics are tested and recognized as AZO free. This means all our fabrics are non t oxic and safe for little children. Please note that: This catalog is for reference only. The actual colours of the products may differ slightly from the original ones.

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