But when it comes to catering for the little ones in our lives, it can be difficult to make eco-friendly choices – especially when it comes to toys and home accessories. Until recently kids accessories have often been made from plastic which can be sterilised and cleaned regularly, and it’s widely cited across the internet that 90% of children’s toys are made from plastics – which isn’t great for families looking to cut down their reliance on plastic.
Given the focus on finding greener options for children toys and home accessories, we’ve compiled a list of 5 great eco-friendly brands that we stock, and some great products we’re loving at the minute!
Great for eco-friendly gifting: Little Dutch
A brand whose mission is to create products which are a real treasure, Little Dutch are constantly reviewing their sustainability efforts and have an ongoing focus on product improvement.
A collection we particularly love from Little Dutch is their range of sustainable wooden toys. These toys are made from sustainable wood and finished using water-based paints in a range of adorable colours, so not only do they look fantastic, they are super-safe and durable making them great options for giving gifts to little ones.
Little Dutch good gift picks:
Great for gifting, this wooden Rainbow Abacus set is a great option for smaller budgets and smaller people. Suitable for ages 12 months+ and made from FSC® certified wood, this set inspires learning but is also a lovely décor item too.
The Little Dutch Activity cube provides plenty of fun for the little ones. Made from wood, each side offers a different educational activity to keep those little minds busy. Suitable for 18 months + mid-range budgets.
Great for stylish silicone accessories: Mushie
Mushie was founded on the premise of creating aesthetically-pleasing, practical and safe baby products, and our range is no exception. Mushie’s silicone products are made from non-toxic, non-plastic materials – meaning you don’t have to worry about any hidden nasties or chemicals.
Super-stylish picks from Mushie:
Mushie’s Pacifier Clips are not only super handy but they look great too. With beads made from food-grade silicone and wood, these clips are great way to prevent lost pacifiers – and they’re non-toxic and plastic free too.
Perfect for messy meal times, Mushie’s range of silicone bibs handily catch any fallen food and come in a wide range of designs. They are also really easy to clean and are made from 100% food-grade silicone.
Great for a wide-range of wooden toys: Le Toy Van
Known for producing a wide range of toys, Le Toy Van was founded on a vision to make beautiful and unique toys which are made to stand the test of time.
From childhood staples like ABC blocks to an adorable biscuit set – all made from sustainable materials! Plus, Le Toy Van only partners with ethical manufacturers, which means you can shop with a clear conscience too.
The Le Toy Van Pull Along Wagon Cart is a timeless piece complete with stunning craftsmanship. Made from sustainable wood, this cart is great for storing other toys and can be pulled along flooring surfaces easily.
Great for encouraging interactive play, the Honeybake Tea Set is a great option for 3 years +. Made from sustainable and durable rubberwood, and painted with non-toxic paints, this is a great alternative to the plastic equivalents!
Great for quirk-ish charm: Tenderleaf Toys
If you’re looking for something different, try our range from Tenderleaf Toys. Made to last and inherently quirky and full of character, the range is also made from reclaimed rubberwood.
Quirky classic picks from Tenderleaf Toys:
Another sustainable alternative to a plastic equivalent, the Wooden Toy Till contains everything you expect but looks completely unique. Suitable for 3+ years this toy encourages imaginative play and counting skills.
We said the range was full of character and the Sea Creature Animal Bundle is no exception. Including 10 sea creature toys painted in vivid colours to spark and encourage imaginative play.
Great for eco-friendly meal times: Eco Rascals
Inspiring little foodies, Eco Rascals are a British brand who produce kid-friendly tableware which are stylish but also eco-friendly too. One of our favourite collections, is their range sustainable bamboo tableware products which are produced especially for tots – making mealtimes a sustainable haven!Top tableware picks from Eco Rascals:
The Eco Rascals Bamboo Sippy Cup is great for those who are learning to transition from a bottle towards independent drinking. Once your little ones have mastered the art of drinking, the sippy-attachment can be removed, leaving a bamboo cup.
A great all-rounder and suitable from 4 months old, the Eco Rascals Bamboo Suction Bowl and Spoon provides a great meal-time solution. The suction bowl help prevents spills complete with matching spoon to complete the super-stylish set.
Our range of eco-conscious products, along with our sustainable picks are available to order on site today.