June the 5th saw the arrival of World Environment Day which aims to bring to the forefront the importance of sustainability in the environment. It reminds me, particularly as a retailer, of how important my role is to bring environmentally conscious products to the consumer. When I am buying products for my shop, it's my number one criteria. When I am buying for myself, It's my number one criteria. I am proud to say that we stock some of the most environmentally children's conscious brands and we are always working to find more.
Plan Toys, green credentials are second to none. Every stage of the production of their beautiful toys is done with the environment in mind. From their own rubber tree forest to the natural colour pigments, chemical free glues and kiln drying process. All the packaging is made from recycled paper and soy based inks.
Surplus wood pieces from production are also used in their Biomass generator to produce electricity for the whole factory and villages around the PlanToys® factory. Now Plan Toys is a Carbon Neutral company. Last year, they manufactured approximately 2.5 million toys that released 2,569,373 kg of CO2. Each year they also planted over 9,000 trees which helped absorb over 2,700,000 kg of CO2.
You can read more about this brilliant toy company here
and view our growing collection here.
Mini Rodini are fully aware that the clothing and textiles industry is one of the biggest polluters in the world. They have the vision to make clothes that children love to wear, without compromising social and environmental aspects of the production. This is the core of the Mini Rodini brand, and it affects every move they make.
They carry one of the most sustainable ranges on the market – their collections include over 99 % products made from sustainable materials yearly. By sustainable materials, they mean non-conventional materials that have a lower impact on both nature and human health, such as organic cotton, recycled polyester, and Modal®.
They use no chemical dyes or processes in their printing process and all their packaging is 100% biodegradable.
Read more about their environmental credentials here
and you can view our growing collection here
Wee Gallery is a small, family business that strives to make the world a better place by engaging with their community and the world around us. They use only sustainably sourced materials and partner with companies that operate on socially sustainable practices. They strive to use minimal packaging and keep everything biodegradable. They use Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) card stock in our cards and soy inks. Wee Gallery Wall Graphics are made with Polypropylene, instead of PVC and all the cotton in our soft goods is certified organic under the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) .
View our growing Wee Gallery collection here.
Here at eenymeeny we also strongly believe in quality not quanity. If something is well made and beautiful it is kept and passed around, not thrown away. The purchase price of our products may be a bit more but the environmental value is outstanding.