We are going to try this again! I apologize for the first draft, I was having technical difficulty with the site!
As I look around our playroom, I see so many toys that are broken and destined for a landfill someday. I decided that this year, for the twins, we are going to ask for Eco-friendly toys for Christmas. They are better quality, safe, and much better for the earth. Before I started researching, I had no idea how many sustainable toy companies there are! And the best part is that almost all of these brands are sold on Amazonwhich makes things much easier when giving Christmas lists to our families. Most of these companies are unfortunately not based in the USA, it seems that Europe has a head start in the area of sustainability.
Hape- Hape specializes in developmental, Eco-friendly toys. They are based in Germany, and provide high-quality toys made from sustainable materials.
This rocket ship is a little pricey but Santa may have to bring it for Will!
This clock is one that we will be adding to our preschool supplies!
Plan Toys- Plan Toys is based in Thailand and has been offering sustainable toys for forty years. They use rubber wood, which is used after its latex producing cycle. Previous to using it in toys and furniture, plantations would burn them down and replant them, which is why this wood is considered highly sustainable.
How cool are these water blocks!
Haba- Haba is another company that is based in Germany, and all of its wooden toys are made from reforested timbers. They also use water-based lacquers instead of paint.
I really like these blocks because they are wooden and actually fit together!
Melissa and Doug- Melissa and Doug are the most recognized sustainable toy manufacturer based in the USA. They have shipped their manufacturing to China as they have grown though. They still have the widest variety of toys in this group that you can feel good about.
This band set is on our wish list!
KidKraft- KidKraft has been around for a long time, and although all of their products are manufactured overseas, they are still a decent choice for sustainable kids’ furniture.
We bought this train table for Luke about four years ago and it’s still going strong!
What are your favorite Eco-friendly toys? I’d love to hear your opinions!!
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Until our next adventure,