ThumbThings Finger Puppets
Handmade & Fair Trade
Best Place To Buy Finger Puppets... You Can Choose Any 5 For $20.00!
A Toy Unlike Any Other...
Childhood play is about learning and discovery, we believe batteries are not always required for children to put their imaginations to work! Child development experts worry that electronic toys and gadgets might substitute for the more important interaction between children and caring adults.
Parents can be reassured that if they play with, talk to, sing with, read to, and enjoy interacting with their children, one-on-one, the rest is going to happen. ThumbThings Handmade finger puppets bring out the kid in everyone!
There are over 200 adorable characters to play with, collect, trade, and share! Finger puppets stimulate the imagination and inspire creativity in kids, they will will put down their electronic gadgets and spend hours interacting and playing pretend games with each other, all while learning valuable social skills!
Handmade With Love,
Our finger puppets are handmade by a number of artist collectives from the rural areas of the Peruvian high-plains. Each of these toys are eco friendly because they are sustainably made. We source ethically, practice fair trade principles and strive to help these artisans extend their products reach.
As descendants of the Incas, these artisans, mostly women, have been working with textiles for generations. Knitting is a proud tradition for the Quechua and Aymara people who still use traditional methods today. Most work from home, or in their spare time, using their passion and skills to create these colorful finger puppets which help supplement their family's income.
Each finger puppet is as unique as the artist who created it! Some characters are only available in limited quantities and then never made again. Others are created by artisans from subsistence communities who only knit during certain periods of the year and in very small batches. Our network of artisan-producers is comprised of over 800 talented individuals who are encouraged to use their creativity to the fullest!
These special children's toys are not made in a factory, they are handmade with love!
There are generations of craftsmanship,
endless stories, traditions, history,
and hope for a better future woven into each finger puppet.
Fun To Play With... And Kind To The Earth!
Part of our mission is to inspire people to think about their everyday purchases and about how choosing responsibly made products can change the world. Each of our finger puppets is handmade by women's artisan collectives in Peru and every purchase supports subsistence communities. We are certified by Green America and Green Plus.org plus a member of 1% For The Planet.
Benefit To All, Harm To None!
As a company, Finger Puppets Inc. sets out to do for our producers all of the things they can not do for themselves; branding, marketing, packaging, freight forwarding, toy safety compliance, insurance, barcodes, warehousing & distribution, international sales, the list goes on… All with the intention of opening up one of the world’s poorest, most remote and isolated regions to a global market, creating life-changing opportunities for a marginalized population who contend with extreme poverty.
Finger Puppets Inc. is proud to be a member of 1% For The Planet, a growing, global movement of businesses who give 1% of their annual sales to environmental organizations who help protect our planet.
For more info: www.onepercentfortheplanet.org
Finger Puppets Inc. is a certified member of Green Plus, a two-year long business improvement program focusing on People, Planet and Performance. Green Plus is a nationally recognized, university backed, third party certification. At Finger Puppets Inc., our company philosophy is to try and give back more than we take, always remembering that even the littlest things can make the biggest difference. Being Green Plus Certified is a proud accomplishment we worked hard to achieve, but it represents everything that our brand stands for.
For more info: www.gogreenplus.org
Finger Puppets Inc. has also been certified by Green America, a not-for-profit membership organization founded in 1982. Green America certifies organizations that are committed to using business as a platform for positive social change. Certified Green Businesses are leaders in the green business field and certified under Green America's rigorous standards.
For more info: www.greenamerica.org
Finger Puppets Inc. is a small business from Southern California that began in 2012 as a college project. We collaborate with artisan groups from subsistence communities in Peru that uphold and adhere to fair trade practices. We assist them with marketing and distribution helping expose their craft to a global audience and making a tremendous impact on impoverished communities while offering great products to the public. Independent We Stand recognizes all socially responsible businesses, both large and small. The movement focuses on helping the little guys not just survive, but thrive.
This really is a toy unlike any other...
Introducing ThumbThings™ Handmade Finger Puppets from Peru!
Handmade with with love from the ancient Incas.