8 crayons of different animals included hand carved and painted Made from balsa wood Made in Ecuador Who made this product?Minga Manufacturers worked with Ecuadorian textile producers to distribute their products throughout the coastal towns and cities primarily to provide honest, humble and hungry people with needed jobs and self-esteem. Much was learned about the textile industry, wholesale distribution and the real needs of artisans during this endeavor. Why is it ethical? Minga works with members of impoverished communities in Latin America and Bangladesh to hone their artisanal skills and expand their social and economic opportunities. Minga is also environmentally conscious and utilizes sustainable materials as well as carbon neutral shipping.