Plastics are bad. There’s no way around it. With only 9% of plastics being recyclable, many parents – from nappy-veterans to exhausted parent zombies – are looking for greener options for the little ones. We’ve compiled a small list with sustainable and eco-friendly toy brands - find inspiration for your little angles (who are we kidding, they’re demons) below.
Fabelabmakes adorable soft toys and rattles from organic cotton and recycled polyester. The Scandinavian brand believes in creating high quality, innovative and responsibly made products for a cosy and creative home. Hygge, anyone? They also offer a range of baby essentials and accessories, which means there’s a ton of good stuff to choose for your little one! Sustainability is a big thing with this company – they even fill their rattles with corn fibre, which is, according to Fabelab, the most well-rounded natural option for washing and retaining the shape and life of the product. Their packaging is partly made from recycled film and Fabelab is carbon-balanced on all webshop orders.
Le Toy Van
Le Toy Van produces a variety of colourful toys made from sustainable wood for children between the ages of 0 and 3+. ThisUK-based family business was created in 1995,they produce long-lasting wooden toys by using Rubberwood trees, while also working towards replacing the plastic in their range with biodegradable, plant-based materials.Like The Cheeky Panda,Le Toy Vanis keen on planting trees, planting at least one tree for each Rubberwood tree used for production.
Green Toys is another toy brand that produces sustainable toys for children made from 100% recycled materials – mainly recycled milk mugs!Green Toysmanufactures their products directly in California, which saves carbon emissions throughout production, distribution and deliveries.By using recycled plastic, Green Toys also diverts materials from landfills.
Alternative - Toy Box Club
How about ditching new toys completely? TheToy Box Clubis a sustainable subscription service that delivers a stack of the best toys and books directly to your door, every month, without the hassle of screaming children in the toy store!Their toys are gender-neutral, age-appropriate and educational, meaning your little panda cubs will get their paws on the best toys as they grow into mighty bears!