I work in the children’s product industry. I can pretty much tell you about anything from the hottest stroller on the market to children’s organic bedroom decor to toilet training necessities to the best books to add to your child’s collection!
One thing that I am always excited to discover is the new quirky toys and art supplies for kids that keep rolling in. I could go crazy bringing home crayons, art books, etc if my daughter wasn’t too old for it all.
A toy that I recently stumbled across was a recycling truck from an eco friendly range. That’s right…it’s no longer just diggers, trains, Lego and dolls dominating toy boxes in many homes…it’s all about teaching ‘green living’ from toddlerhood. Actually it seems to be starting earlier on with parents opting for organic linens such as Little Bamboo and clothing such as Pure Baby aswell as returning to recyclable glass milk bottles such as Life Factory WeeGo.
Have a look through this range of toys as the Christmas (yes I’m putting it out there in September!!) shopping season hots up.
Here are some great sites to get you started:
Inhabitots are committed to creating a resource for parents, families, and anyone else interested in sustainable modern design for children.
Eco Toys range consists of wooden toys made from environmentally friendly and sustainable sources such as recycled plantation rubber trees, FSC certified timbers, local plantation pine or 100% recycled timbers.
Green Toys are made from recycled plastic milk bottles. A material called high-density polyethylene (or HDPE) which is considered one of the safest, cleanest plastics around.
Yogee Toys are made from reclaimed trees and recycled cardboards.
Lil’ Sprout Knits have handmade toys chosen from materials that have been organically harvested and manufactured. All of their cotton has been certified by the Forest Stewardship Council.
Biome sell handmade eco friendly wooden toys, books, green school stationary, organic baby products and clothing.
Tree Blocks toys are all made from reclaimed timbers.