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Natural and sustainable gifts for babies and toddlers...

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Our favourites this Christmas.

As we all become more conscious of the use of plastic in our homes, this Christmas is the perfect opportunity to swap out a plastic toy for an eco-friendly gift for your little one. Yes, they can be more expensive, but a beautifully made toys from natural and sustainable materials, it’s most definitely a case of quality over quantity.

We’ve put together a few of our favourite brands currently making extra special toys that will keep your little one entertained and make you feel good for choosing them too.

Pebblechild

These lovely handmade toys for babies and toddlers are made from 100% cotton, are machine washable (phew!) and there’s a huge range of characters to choose from. Your little one will love their handknitted asparagus or banana and you’ll love the story behind Pebblechild. Providing dignified employment in rural parts of Bangladesh, the local women who handknit the toys are paid fairly and given flexible hours that help them continue a rural life. This employment means women can support their families which in turn stems the tide of economic migration and keeps families together. And if you need even more convincing, their eco packaging means your beautiful toy will arrive in a compostable mailing bag. 

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Sarah & Bendrix

Based on the belief that wooden toys encourage imagination & creativity, Sarah & Bendrix toys are made using traditional methods and hand painted in a small factory in Europe using natural, untreated wood. Using sustainably sourced beech and no plastic in their packaging, we’re sure these gorgeous wooden toys will be much loved, much played with and handed down to future generations. There’s just something extra special about buying a beautiful wooden toy and these captured our hearts for their beauty simplicity and sustainability. Our favourite? How could you choose?

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Sew Heart Felt

We can’t get enough of the felt creations from UK award winning designer Sonia Spencer. Made from pure natural lambswool, each SewHeartFelt item is handmade and provides sustainable, traditional work for women in rural Nepal. These beautiful felt creations Even the hand sewn label is gorgeous and that’s before your gift is given with ribbons and packaged in an organic cotton, pull string bag.

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Cuddle+Kind

With the simple purpose of improving the lives of children, Cuddle+Kind hand knitted dolls are not just loved by children, but feed children around the world too. Made by women in Peru and Nepal, the brand has provided over 16 million meals to children and provides a sustainable, fair-trade income for women. We love how beautifully simple it is to know how many meals your purchase will provide. When you buy one doll, 10 meals are donated to children. With a wide range of animals made from the finest cotton yarns, you’ll be spoilt for choice.

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Pure Earth Collection

This multi-award winning eco children’s brand, Pure Earth Collection are committed to bringing natural back with non-toxic, and biodegradable children’s products. For every purchase made the brand pledge to remove plastic from our shoes and oceans. So far they have removed over 38 million straws, 3 million plastic bags and over 300,000 water bottles.  We love the organic cotton baby comforter which is polyester-free, silky soft and machine washable.

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Over to you

Whilst the vast majority of the toys in our shops are made from plastic, more and more choice is now available to parents. The rise of eco-friendly toys from these and other brands means quality, consciously made, eco-friendly toys are perfect for our little ones and may well become the most loved toys in their Christmas stocking this year.