Toy Brands

We carry a handpicked selection of toy brands, chosen because of their sustainable practices, materials and design quality. We focus on toys that are designed with children's development in mind. 

Country of origin: Sustainably made in Thailand

Materials: Rubberwood, organic pigments & water-based dyes

Toy categories: Babies, Push & Pull, Water Play, Active Play, Learning & Education, Games & Puzzle, Music, Pretend Play

Safety: All PlanToys products exceed international safety standards including both ASTM (USA) and EN71 (Europe)

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Plan Toys is one of our favorite toy manufacturers. Their commitment to sustainability is outstanding and their toys are beautiful, safe and educational. Based in Trang, in the south of Thailand, Plan Toys was founded in 1981. They mainly focus on reclaimed rubber wood toys that enhance child development, especially during the first five formative years.

With a strong mission to create a sustainable world, PlanToys thoroughly concerns about minimizing their environmental impact on every single step of their production line. They are committed to creating minimal to zero waste, which is reflected in their packaging.

Plan Toys has received the Ohsas 18001 certification, confirming the safety and health standards maintained in their factory and office. They are also SA 8000 certified, providing full and equal opportunities to all employees.

Country of origin:  Most of their wooden toys are made in Germany. Their dolls and a number of other toys are made in China under direct supervision of HABA Germany personnel to ensure the highest quality standards and working conditions.

Materials: Beech and birch wood, plywood, BPA free plastic, solvent-free paints, water-based stains, cardboard, polyester, blended cotton fabrics, soft suede and plush, corduroy, velvet, felt and mesh.

Safety: All Haba Toys products exceed international safety standards including both ASTM (USA) and EN71 (Europe)

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Haba is a reputable German toy manufacturing company owned by the Habermaass family for more than 80 years. They are best known for their high-quality baby and children's toys, as well as children's games and block sets. 

HABA takes environmental protection very seriously in all aspects of its business. They are constantly upgrading their production processes and ascertaining, evaluating and minimizing the use of raw materials, emissions and waste volumes on an ongoing basis.

Country of origin:  Made in China. The PlaySilks are hand-hemmed by women in their homes in one village near Suzjou.

Materials: 100% natural silk colored with Jaquard acid dyes and white vinegar

Safety: Sarah's silks have all passed safety testing for children 3+. Their baby blankets, teethers and baby balls have passed safety testing for babies as well.

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Sarah's silks is a small family business, based in Sebastopol, California.

Drawing from the philosophies of Waldorf education and her own childhood of imaginative play, Sarah has been designing Playsilks and other natural, eco-friendly wooden and silk toys for over 25 years.

The silk fabric used to make their wonderful PlaySilks is Habotai, an ancient product from China. Silk caterpillars eat mulberry leaves and are fed by hand on family farms. No pesticides or chemicals can be used as the caterpillars and moths are sensitive.

 

Sarah's silks team visit the silk farms and the seamstresses who make their products yearly and feel good about supporting the silk industry with an eco-friendly positive product from China. They pay an above-average per piece rate.

Country of origin:  Made in the USA. 

Materials: All ingredients are sourced in the USA. Non-GMO flour, organic fruit extracts, cream of tartar, FDA approved soy-based inks, 100% pure beeswax, 100% natural soy wax.

Safety: We were not able to find information about safety testing on their website. 

Eco-kids is a US family business based out of Portland, Maine. Cammie, the founder of eco-kids, drew upon her own childhood when creating eco-kids. Her mom created the original recipe that would later become eco-kids first product, eco-dough. Wanting to expand on this and create a non-toxic option for their own kids, Cammie and her husband, Kip, started experimenting. Using ingredients like non GMO flour, vitamin E and essential oils, they came up with a lightly scented, kid-friendly product! Using their own children; Jack, Maggie, and Gus as the product approval board, it truly is a family business! They have continued this imagine, create, kid-test process for all of their ideas which have led to them expanding to over 10 all-natural art supplies.

Country of origin:  Handcrafted in the Philippines by local artisans.

Materials: 100% Cotton (some organic) made with eco-friendly low-impact dyes. 

Safety: All Zubels toys have been tested and graded safe for ages 0+ or "all ages". 

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Born from Petit Ami, a family business specialized in heirloom-quality garments, this company was launched in 2007 with a small line of 10 Zubels. Today, they have grown to over 150 different animals and characters. 

Zubels is a (micro - cottage) small medium enterprise. These types of companies make up the majority of the Philippine businesses. In the cottage industry, they focus on incorporating communities, especially women, elderly, and those socially marginalized.

Country of origin:  Ethically handmade in China from Malaysian raw materials. Designed in Canada.

Materials: 100% pure natural rubber. Painted with food-grade paints. Certified BPA, PVC, Phthalate and Nitrosamine free.

Safety: Sarah's silks have all passed safety testing for children 3+. Their baby blankets, teethers and baby balls have passed safety testing for babies as well.

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Caaocho is a family-owned company based in Vancouver, Canada, founded in 2013 by a couple with the mission to create a line of 100% natural toys for babies. 

Using 100 per cent pure natural rubber, Caaocho makes toys and teethers that are safe, non-toxic, sensory and fun for babies to enjoy. 

Their bath toys are hermetically sealed to prevent mold growth and bacteria accumulation on the inside.

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