TincanmodelsGB

Unique fairly-traded, hand-made recycled tin models

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Announcement    CHRISTMAS POSTING INFORMATION - This shop will close on Saturday 18th December for the Christmas break.
LAST USA CHRISTMAS ORDERS will be sent Saturday 11th December
LAST EUROPE CHRISTMAS ORDERS will be sent Wednesday 15th December
LAST UK ORDERS will be sent Sat 18th December at 12.00 noon
** POSTAGE: PLEASE NOTE THAT OUR ITEMS ARE SENT FROM THE UK - We use international standard delivery which is a very reliable service that usually takes around 2 weeks, but does not provide individual tracking. Please contact us if you wish to pay a higher postage surcharge for a tracked service. **

Announcement

Last updated on 26 Nov, 2021

CHRISTMAS POSTING INFORMATION - This shop will close on Saturday 18th December for the Christmas break.
LAST USA CHRISTMAS ORDERS will be sent Saturday 11th December
LAST EUROPE CHRISTMAS ORDERS will be sent Wednesday 15th December
LAST UK ORDERS will be sent Sat 18th December at 12.00 noon
** POSTAGE: PLEASE NOTE THAT OUR ITEMS ARE SENT FROM THE UK - We use international standard delivery which is a very reliable service that usually takes around 2 weeks, but does not provide individual tracking. Please contact us if you wish to pay a higher postage surcharge for a tracked service. **

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About TincanmodelsGB

Sales 2,751
On Etsy since 2018

Unique, hand-made recycled tin can models

Our product is a unique range of fairly-traded, beautifully hand-crafted models of cars, planes, bikes, scooters, helicopters, hot air balloons, etc, plus bags and hats, which are all made using recycled beer and soft drinks cans.

The models are hand-made, just for us, by a small group of craftspeople with whom we have worked directly on a fair-trade basis since 1998. The models are made from 100% recycled materials and appeal to a wide audience, either due to the fair-trade or recycled aspect, or for their general quirkiness.

We set up our business in 1998, on our travels, and have been working directly and exclusively with the makers of our models ever since. All our models are beautifully hand-crafted and sourced from 100% recycled tin cans, which we buy, by the kilo, from local bars and restaurants. We work together with our small group of craftspeople on developing new designs and ensuring that the quality and craftsmanship is really high.

We also make sure that we operate within the mutually agreed fair trade policy which we have had in place since the business began. In the last two years we have seen several new developments, including the employment of a new apprentice who is working with the main crafts people and learning to make the models. We are continually striving to ensure that all the craftspeople are employed continually so that they have the models as a regular and reliable source of income.

Shop members

  • Rene

    Owner

    Our models are beautifully hand-made by a small group of craftspeople with whom we have worked directly on a fair-trade basis since 1998. The models are made from 100% recycled materials which are sourced locally by the makers.

Production partners

  • Fair-trade craft co-operative

    Vietnam

    We have been working exclusively and directly with our small home-based group of craftsmen partners on a fair-trade basis since 1998. They make these models exclusively for us.

  • Muai and Jaed

    Chiang Mai, Thailand

    Our long-term partners in Thailand produce hand-made jewellery such as hairpins, bracelets, anklets and other accessories for a selection of international wholesale customers. We have visited them each year to collaborate on designs and support their business since 2013.

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