Kid’s Eco-Play

Plan Toys 

Screen Shot 2015-09-19 at 11.06.09 PMFrom birth to 4+, Plan Toys has got you covered. All aspects of play, child development and safety concerns has been considered by this company. Screen Shot 2015-09-19 at 11.07.54 PMOrganic color pigments, water based dyes, non-formaldehyde glues, and sustainably grown, chemical-free kiln dried Rubber Tree wood are the primary materials used for their product. The design is delightfully “old school” with a modern touch. The mini-truck line is a true a collector’s item.

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EcoKids 

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This family run company from Maine offers a few reliable non-toxic art supplies for the “littles” (ages 2+). Eco-Dough, eco-crayons & eco-finger paints are their main products. They also offer a clean, green egg dying kit made with 100% natural fruit & veggie extracts for deep, satisfying colors.Screen Shot 2015-09-21 at 12.10.28 AM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Modern-Twist Modern-Twist

Modern-Twist’s food grade, hand silk-screened silicone placemats are a most creative solution for an easily distracted little diner or captive car-mate. Although the product resembles a super pliable plastic, rubber or vinyl, don’t be fooled! 100% pure Silicone is made from sand, rock & oxygen, making it free of BPA, lead, latex and the host of chemicals commonly associated with said materials. Doodle away with Modern-Twist’s washable, non-toxic dry erase markers! Read about founder, Kat Nouri’s inspiration for this company and product.Modern-Twist Pond

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Wee Gallery 

Screen Shot 2015-09-21 at 12.02.09 AMCatering to the infant’s visual development and leading with the motto: “See what infants see in Wee Gallery” – it’s clear that you’re never too young to appreciate enchanting graphics. WeeGallery dress a foxFrom crib cards/flash card, prints, mobiles and soft books – to activity books inspiring young designers to come up with “32 Ways to Dress a Fox” (…cat or dog)! All products use 100% recycled card stock and FSC certified papers printed with soy-based inks and food grade laminates.

 

 

 

 

 

Snuggly Ugly 

Snuggly-UglyIndira Villalobos-Starr has created a lovely cache of creatures and friends made from upcycled cashmere and corn fiberfill. These very special dolls will undoubtedly become any child’s companion for life.Snuggly-Ugly2

In Villalobod-Starr’s own words:

We believe handmade goods are invaluable resources to incorporate into our daily lives while connecting us to each other in a personal way that cannot be compared to mass-produced and factory-made products. Handmade products are more than just a product. There is love, care, creativity and uniqueness, because handmade items are what your Great Great Grandma used to buy.

 

 

Tegu 

Screen Shot 2015-09-19 at 11.19.19 PMThat funky little company that created the hypnotic, magnetic building blocks with the super cool, felt, travel pouches has just launched a Stunt Team line. Obviously Tegu is not willing to sacrifice creativity for the standard action toy. The new line requires Screen Shot 2015-09-19 at 11.20.02 PMimagination and design to make them ‘go’!

Tegu uses sustainably harvested wood and partners with an NGO that is involved with tree planting projects worldwide, including projects in Honduras.

Read more about Tegu’s commitment to the cause of Honduran sustainability here.

ReFleece

For our slightly older babies, how about something sustainable to protect their toys?Screen Shot 2015-09-20 at 11.46.02 PM

Screen Shot 2015-09-20 at 11.45.07 PMReFleece makes tech gear from recycled PET fibers and clothing scraps using low-energy manufacturing. They partner with clothing companies who build recycling practices into their business models – like Patagonia, Woolrich and Polartec.

ReFleece represents upcycling at it’s best, since textiles make up a significant part of the waste stream.

 

About the Author

Here at Jenny Green Jeans, by sharing success stories and easy-to- implement tips, I hope to inspire and empower you to continue to make sustainable choices in your life and watch how far the impact goes. Contact me with any questions or suggestions you may have.

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