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We are delighted to show you our new catalogue for Spring 2016, full of fresh and original new products. As always, they have been designed and produced with love and care. Our famous felt masks and party flags have had a crisp makeover and we welcome four new-born animals to our knitted collection: Giraffe Spaceman, Panda Fu, Tiger Bill and… Zebra Raf has become the proud brother of sister Zena! Please do have a look, have fun and enjoy! The Global Affairs team.

INDEX Global Affairs colours the world


Iconic Icons


Hello miffy


Typical Dutch


Handy Hooks


Girls’ Accessories


Smart Storage


Hair Elastics & Hairbands


Mobiles and Hangings




Crochet and Knitted


Party time!


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


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.



Miffy Felt Garland Airplane (+/- 400 cm.) MFGA6

Miffy Felt Garland Bright Colours (+/- 400 cm.) MFGB6

Miffy Felt Garland Elephant (+/- 400 cm.) N0101

Miffy Felt Garland Lion (+/- 400 cm.) MFGL6

Miffy Single Coat Rack: 6 Colours MSC12 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 Coral Pink MCACP6

Miffy Coat Rack Airplane Mint Green MCAMG6 Miffy Felt Hanging in the Zoo Soft Colours MFHZS5

Miffy Coat Rack Airplane Blue MCAB6

Miffy Single Coat Rack Turtle MSCT8

Miffy Single Coat Rack ZOO MSCZ12



Coat Rack Canal Houses R0101

Coat Rack Northpole Pink MCN3106

Coat Rack Safari Green MCRS7106


Coat Rack Tulip R0102

Coat Rack Northpole Light blue MCN5106

Coat Rack Safari Blue MCRS5106

Coat Rack Happy Forest Red MCH3106

Coat Rack Ballet MCB4026

Coat Rack Happy Forest Fuchsia MCH4106


SMART STORAGE Felt Basket Small Cobalt Blue (20x20 cm) FBS5003

Felt Basket Small Red (20x20 cm) FBS3103

Felt Basket Small Fuchsia (20x20 cm) FBS4103

Felt Basket Small Dark Green (20x20 cm) FBS7003

Felt Basket Small Light Green (20x20 cm) FBS7103

Felt Basket Small Pink (20x20 cm) FBS4023

Felt Basket Large Light Blue (33x33 cm) FBL5103

Felt Basket Large Pink (33x33 cm) FBL4023 10

Felt Basket Large Yellow (33x33 cm) FBL9003

Felt Basket Large Cobalt Blue (33x33 cm) FBL5003

Felt Basket Small Yellow (20x20 cm) FBS9003

Felt Basket Small Light Blue (20x20 cm) FBS5103

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

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

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

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

Rope baskets Lightblue/Aqua Combi with Orange Finish (Small 25x21 cm & Large 30x25 cm) SRB5103 11


Hanging Tulip Fresh R0301

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

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


Hanging Crispy Spring FHCR5

Hanging Country FHCO5

Hanging Jungle Animals FHJU5

Mobile Crispy Spring FMCR5

Mobile Country FMCO5

Mobile Jungle Animals FMJU5


Hanging Sea FHSEA5

Hanging Elephant FHELE5

Hanging Space FHSP5

Mobile Sea FMSEA5

Mobile Elephant FMEL5

Mobile Space FMSP5

Felt Hanging Duck Dark Colours FHDD5 14

Felt Hanging Duck Light Colours FHDL5

Hanging Dinos FHDI5

Hanging Safari FHSA5

Hanging Vehicles FHVE5

Mobile Dinos FMDI5

Mobile Safari FMSA5

Mobile Vehicles FMVE5

Garland Ballet (Âą 140 cm) FGBA5


Hanging Fairy Stories FHST5

Hanging Dutch Girl FHDG5

Hanging Dutch Boy FHDB5

Mobile Fairy Stories FMST5

Mobile Canal Houses Traditional FMCT5

Mobile Canal Houses Citrus FMCC5



Crochet Baby Maracasses C0201

Crochet Rattle Duck CDU10

Crochet Rattles Round CRR12


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 Animal Rattles Country CRAC16

Crochet Animal Rattles Jungle CRA15

Crochet Tumblers Animals CTA8


Crochet Music Mouse Pink M0105

Crochet Music Mouse Blue M0106

Crochet Music Penguin M0104

Crochet Music Lion M0101

Crochet Music Tiger Blue M0102

Crochet Music Tiger Pink M0103

Crochet Airplane Classic Rattle CRAP12

Knitted Airplane Rattle KAA15 19



Elephant Rattle CTEL12

Elephants Large C0102

Mini Bunnies C0103

Donkey Rattle C0101 21

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

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

Car Rattle Mini CTC8

Metal Coat Rack Baby Pink MCC4026

Bib Holland BBH12 22


Sweet Bunny Red, Lime, Aqua & Pink CTSB16

Metal Coat Rack Aqua MCC5406

Hanging Dutch Girl FHDG5

Bib Bright Fun K0101

Hanging Dutch Boy FHDB5

Fruit Bib K0103 23

LARGE KNITTED DOLLS Giraffe Spaceman (36 cm. tall) C0406

Panda Fu (36 cm. tall). C0403

Zebra Zena with crochet dress (36 cm. tall) C0405

Tiger Bill (36 cm. tall) C0404

Sheep Dolly (36 cm. tall) KSD2

Mouse Pippa (36 cm. tall) KMP2


Zebra Raf (36 cm. tall) KZR2

Dog Milo II (36 cm. tall) C0402

Crocodile Sam (36 cm. tall) KCS2

Cat Tess (36 cm. tall) C0401

Red Rose (36 cm. tall) KNRR2

Jimmy Chimp (36 cm. tall) KJC2

Fred Frogger (36 cm. tall) KNF2 25

Long Ear Bunny Boy (42 cm. tall) KLEB200

Long Ear Bunny Multi (42 cm. tall) KLEB410

Smiling Sara (45 cm. tall) KNSS2

Cheer-up Charlie (45 cm. tall) KNCC2

Long Ear Bunny Extra Large (+/- 95 cm. tall) C0601

Nancy Nurse (36 cm. tall) KNN2 26

Harry Horse (36 cm. tall) KNHH2

Bibi Beach (36 cm. tall) KNBB2

Mini Giraffe (24 cm. tall) C0303 Mini Deer Girl (24 cm. tall) C0302

Mini Deer Boy (24 cm. tall) C0301

Knitted Mini Fox Boy (24 cm. tall) KMFB2


Knitted Mini Mouse Girl (24 cm. tall) KMMG2

Knitted Mini Fox Girl (24 cm. tall) KMFG2

Knitted Mini Cat Girl (24 cm. tall) KMCG2

Knitted Mini Mouse Boy (24 cm. tall) KMMB2

Knitted Mini Dog Boy (24 cm. tall) KMDB2


BAGS AND KEYRINGS Panda Bags (25,5x30 cm) A0801

Bag City Coral Red and Grey Blue (29x32 cm) BGCI8 Backpack Green/Blue BP7104

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

Swimbag Pink/Orange SB4106 28

Gymbag Predators (33x35 cm) GBP12

Swimbag Orange/Pink SB8106

Swimbag Blue/Green SB5506

Swimbag Green/Blue SB7106

Felt Keyring Tulip A0702

Keyring Peru Pom Pom A0701

Felt Keyring Iconic Icons: Holland FKH40

Felt Keyring Country FKCO39

Felt Keyring Vehicles FKVE36

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

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

Pouch Sparkle Petrol & Pink (22x14 cm) PS8 29

ICONIC ICONS Felt Hanging Iconic Icons: Paris FHPA5

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

Coat Rack Canal Houses R0101

Felt Mobile Canal Houses Citrus FMCC5

Felt Mobile Canal Houses Traditional FMCT5

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

Coat Rack Amsterdam Purple MCRA450.6

Coat Rack Amsterdam Lime MCRA710.6

Coat Rack Amsterdam Turquoise MCRA540.6


Coat Rack Amsterdam Red MCRA310.6


Coat Rack Tulip R0102

Felt Hanging Tulip Fresh R0301

Metal Coat Rack Canalhouses Baby Pink MCC4026

Metal Coat Rack Canalhouses Aqua MCC5406

Felt Hanging Dutch Boy FHDB5

Felt Hanging Dutch Girl FHDG5

Metal Coat Rack Canal Houses Red MCC3106

Metal Coat Rack Canal Houses Grey MCC6506

Metal Coat Rack Canal Houses Citrus MCC9106

Felt Hanging Canal Houses Citrus FHCC5 Felt Hanging Canal Houses Multi FHCM5 Felt Hanging Canal Houses Traditional FHCT5



Necklace Peru Pom Pom A0102

Peru In Peru we work with a cooperative in the Andes mountains, where our accessories are handmade by Inca women.

Necklace Peru Mixed Multicolours NPMM10 32

Ring Peru Mixed Multicolours A0301

Keyring Peru Pom Pom A0701

Necklace Peru Solid Colours NPSC10

Cotton Necklaces A0101

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

Necklace & Bracelet Kitschy Flowers NBKF10

Necklace & Bracelet Coloured Beads NBCB10

Bracelet Peru Mixed Colours A0201 33

HAIR ELASTICS AND HAIRBANDS Hairband Basic Glitter (4 Glitter, 4 basic) A0601 Hair Elastic Silicon Flower (5 colours (10/pack) A0502

Hair Elastic Braided (4 colours) A0503

Hair Elastic Silicon Heart (5 colours) (10/pack) A0501

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

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


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

Felt Hairband Butterfly & Flowers FHBUT12 Hair Ribbon Double Pink Hearts & Blue Flowers AHED16

Hair Ribbon Single Folklore Black & Pink AHRS16

Felt Hairband Roses Fuchsia/Pink FHBR12

Hair Elastic Ladybird (2/card) AEL15

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

Hair Elastic Pompons Multicolour (1/card) AEP15

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

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

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

Hair Elastic Fluffy Ball Assorti (2/card ) AEFB15

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



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

Hairclips Fluffy Ball Assorti (4 colours) (2/card) ACFB15 36

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

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

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

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

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

Hairclips Birdie Pink & Blue (2/card) AHCB14

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

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

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

Display Global Affairs DP



Felt Masks Happy P0202

Felt Mask Originals P0201



Party Stars Boys P0203

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

Apron Painting Fun (height ± 44 cm.) APF12

Party Stars Girls P0204

Felt Crown Flower (adj.) P0301

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

Apron Kitchen Fun (height ± 46 cm.) AKF12 41

Miffy Felt Garland Bright Colours (+/- 400 cm.) MFGB6

Miffy Felt Garland Airplane (+/- 400 cm.) MFGA6

Miffy Felt Garland Lion (+/- 400 cm.) MFGL6

Felt Garland Flowers Funky (+/- 400 cm.) FGFF6

Miffy Felt Garland Elephant (+/-) 400 cm.) N0101

Felt Garland Flowers Pastel (+/- 400 cm.) FGFP6


Felt Flag Happy Birthday Train (400 cm.) FFHBT6

Felt Flag Happy Birthday (+/- 400 cm.) FFH6

Flag Navy & Red (+/- 500 cm.) FLNR6

Flag Multicolour New fabrics (+/- 500 cm.) P0101

Flag Pink Combination (+/- 500 cm.) FL4026

Tambourines WTA12

Flag Blue Combination (+/- 400 cm.) P0102

Felt Garland Stars (+/- 400 cm.) FGS6

Wooden Maracas Circus Pink and Blue (incl. displaybox) WMA12 43

Partybag Graphic Jungle PGJ12

Partybag Graphic Predators PGP12

Partybag Jeans Predators PJP12


CUSTOM MADE 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. Please let us know what your special wishes are and we will create something custommade, just for you.

Tote Bag & Hanging London Transport Museum

Here are some of our partners: Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam Artis Royal Zoo London Transport Museum Mercis BV (miffy) TTS group, United Kingdom St Pauls Meminio UK Contact us by sending an e-mail to: to find out more.

Knitted Mini Dolls for Artis

Felt Keyrings for Artis

Miffy Hanging for Rijksmuseum

Metal Coat Rack with Box for Rijksmuseum 45

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

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 Annette Klein Bog

Ilanit Schoon - Welling

Marije Couprie

Marina Ferrante

Founder and multi-tasker

Account- & optimistic projectmanager

Stylist and ‘the rock’ of Global Affairs

Office manager and language wonder

You will often see Ilanit at 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 of the team, Marije is always searching for new product ideas. She is also the stylist of our trade fair booths and catalogues. Inspired by the simple things in life, she always manages to turn nothing into something special.

Marina has recently joined our team. She keeps calm in busy times and brings order and structure to our sometimes hectic office. She travels from the countryside to Amsterdam every morning by bus and bike and speaks fluent Dutch, German, French and Italian, so feel free to contact her by phone.

About 20 years ago, Annette was a regular traveller to India and China and enjoyed it very much. Her love for these countries and the bright & vibrant colours used by their craftsmen inspired her to start Global Affairs. 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 and she is the engine behind Global Affairs. Nowadays , Global Affairs develops and produces colourful interior accessories and children’s’ toys. Designs are created in the Amsterdam office and sent abroad for production.


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.


Office | Bureau | Buero

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

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

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.

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. 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.

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

Credits We would like to give thanks to FrĂŠderique, Lieke, Lucy, Matteo James and Jewel ; our wonderful models! Graphic design: Lucie Lausin Photography: Rolinda Windhorst Styling : Marije Couprie For our distributors and agents have a look at our price list.

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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