7 toys that won't hurt the earth
Wishbone Bike, Recycled Edition 3 in1, US$229, wishbonedesign.com
We can’t rave enough about this reinvention of a modern classic. Wishbone take shredded, pre-loved residential carpet and glass fibre to make millions of little resin pellets which are moulded into the bike frame. Let us say it again… it’s a bike made of carpet! How cool is that?
Sophie the Giraffe cubes, $25.50 from Smith and Caughey’s
Made of 100% recycled rubber these bright little cubes are also great for developing your baby’s fine motor skills.
Green Toys stacking cups, $25, nakedbaby.co.nz
You’ll score big ‘greenie’ points with this bath toy from US company Green Toys. On average, every half a kilogram of recycled plastic milk bottles used to make Green Toys products saves enough energy to run a laptop computer for a month.
Plan Toys solid drum, $44.95, naturebaby.co.nz
Made in Thailand from recycled rubberwood this tympanic drum helps develop children’s spatial perception, auditory nerves and of course, arm muscles.
A world of good
Snuggle Doll, $69, snugbags.co.nz
These adorable 100% natural Snuggle Dolls are handmade in India by Tibetan refugee women. Best of all, for every five Snuggle Dolls sold, one gets donated to a Tibetan refugee child.
The Great New Zealand Memory Game, $45, felt.co.nz/shop/nzmemorygame
A gorgeous set of 30 matching pairs featuring illustrations of historical and contemporary Kiwi icons. The cards are printed with soy-based inks and glued with solvent-free water-based adhesive and come packed in a NZ plantation-grown pinewood box.
Good enough to eat
Wee Can Too’s veggie baby crayons, $18, nakedbaby.co.nz
No worries about baby chewing on any nasties when that crayon inevitably goes in the mouth. These are made from food-grade soy wax, organic fruit and vegetable powders.
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