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.
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.
Around 70% of the materials used to produce their toys are taken from a 19 miles radius from their manufacturing plant in Trang, Thailand, providing income to their local community and reducing their carbon footprint.
Country of origin: Sustainably made in Thailand
Materials: clean, natural rubberwood from rubber trees that no longer produce latex. To keep the rubberwood pure, no fertilizer is added to the soil for three years before the trees are cut. To strengthen the wood, PlanToys® uses a special chemical-free, kiln-drying process. Organic pigments, E-Zero glue & water-based dyes.
Safety: All PlanToys products exceed international safety standards including both ASTM (USA) and EN71 (Europe)
Sustainable materials - see above.
Reforestation program in place - thousands of trees are planted every year.
Eco-friendly packaging: plastic-free, plant-based inks.
Their factory is partially powered by renewable energy (solar, biomass and biogas).
Provides a safe and healthy work environment for their diverse workforce, as confirmed by their OHSAS 18001 certification. They are also SA 8000 certified, providing full and equal opportunities to all employees.
Tender Leaf is a Company based in England that designs quality, sustainable wooden toys for inspiring children's imagination & creativity. From raw wood to finished product, all of their wonderful toys are made at the same family-run factory in Indonesia, Mentari International.
Country of origin: Sustainably made in Indonesia
Materials: Reclaimed rubberwood, a by-product of the latex industry. Water-based nontoxic paints
Safety: All Tender Leaf Toys meet the European, American, Australian and New Zealand toy safety standards according to EN71, ASTM and AS/NZS ISO.
For every reclaimed tree used, they plant a new one.
Recycled cardboard packaging. Some boxes still have a clear plastic window for display purposes, but Tender Leaf is working towards eliminating single-use plastic in all their packaging.
Their entire manufacturing process - drying of the wood, cutting, and painting is all undertaken at a single family-run factory all at the same location, reducing the carbon footprint.
Their factory operates with high standards of training, wellbeing and respect and provides dependable employment for hundreds of local villagers.