100% reassuring materials for your little angels
Children are particularly vulnerable to the harmful effects of toxic substances and pollution circulating in their environments.
… hence the importance of choosing toys with which they can explore safely. This is our promise!
No heavy metals (such as lead) in paints, no flame retardants in plush toys, blankies or other fabric objects, no glues with formaldehydes, no plastics with phthalates, BPA / BPS / BPF or PVC, no textiles with toxic dyes…
Wood from forests managed in an eco-responsible way
All the manufacturers of wooden toys that we rigorously select hold the certifications of sustainable forest management, which means that neither the health nor the survival of the exploited forests is threatened.
Wood is a renewable resource, but it is important to strike the right balance between the needs of the forests and their exploitation by humans.
The manufacturers that we choose therefore respect very strict rules in terms of cutting, maintenance and reforestation (e.g. cutting certain trees to allow the most beautiful and strongest to develop, limiting cuts so that the forest has the time to renew themselves, to ensure that the trees are in good health, to plant new trees when others reach the end of their life cycle or at maturity, to maintain a diversity of species…).
Wood is also a very strong material, which is a great asset in the field of toy making. In fact, wooden toys often last for several years and are passed from generation to generation in families. They may represent a larger initial investment, but advantageously, their quality limits the need for replenishment and waste.
How good it feels to care for the planet and the future of our little ones!
We are also committed to offering you a wide selection of plush toys and soft comfort objects in organic cotton, so that your little precious can play, explore, hug and chew, in complete freedom…
The majority of environmentalists agree that natural fibers are a greener choice than synthetic fibers, but one fact remains: cotton cultivation is one of the most polluting in the world!
In fact, around 25% of pesticides used internationally are used in cotton production. In addition, the dyeing of this fiber, far from being environmentally friendly, requires heavy metals, including chromium, which have very harmful effects on health and the environment.
As a solution, we now find organic cotton on the market. It is grown in a more harmonious way: without chemicals, consuming less water, promoting biodiversity and maintaining a healthy environment, while banning genetically modified seeds.
Natural rubber is obtained from the sap of the Hevea (rubber tree). It is a 100% natural and biodegradable material produced from a renewable resource. Natural rubber is thus completely non-toxic and can be put in mouth by babies and toddlers without any danger. This is why we choose this material for many of our teething, bath and activity toys.
This is a woody plant with a very impressive growth rate! Among its ecological advantages, it should be noted that bamboo can fix up to 30% more CO² than trees and therefore releases 30% more oxygen than trees. In addition, the plant’s root network has the advantage of limiting soil erosion and even restoring impoverished soils. Its narrow leaves allow more rain to pass through than trees, providing twice the water infiltration of deciduous forests. Particularly resistant, bamboo is distinguished by its ultra fast growth and the fact that it therefore requires little or no fertilizer and other phytosanitary products to develop.
However, be careful with invasive cultures and its processing, so that it is free from chemicals.
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