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This week I would like to tell you a little bit more about the fabulous wooden toy brand: Tender Leaf Toys.
Tenderleaf Toys make some incredible wooden toys including an absolute Happy Cat Kids favourite - the Espresso Machine! One of the things I was drawn to with this brand is that their toys fun and imaginative with beautiful colourful designs:
"We create exciting worlds of imaginative wooden toys, that are made to last with a lifetime of love. We strive to continuously develop and grow our charmingly quirky products, that are engaging, tirelessly entertaining, and perfect for little hands. While we love to be educational through play, we encourage every child to be authentic so that they can grow with confidence, and have fun at the same time!"
Each of the Tender Leaf toys is lovingly designed by their designer Danielle and then the team spend a couple of months every year with their suppliers in Indonesia working side by side to ensure that every single Tender Leaf Toy fits their strict criteria for design and safety. The family-run factory in Indonesia operates with high standards of training, wellbeing and respect and provides dependable employment for hundreds of local villagers.
Tender Leaf Toys are deeply committed to protecting Indonesia’s natural resources and only work with reclaimed rubberwood, a by-product of the latex industry. In addition, for every reclaimed tree it uses, Mentari, the factory in Indonesia plants a new one, driving ahead the cycle of regeneration. Mentari & Tender Leaf Toys have been awarded the ICTI Ethical Toy Program seal of approval for their ethical and sustainable supply chain.
Tender Leaf also supports Eden Projects here in the UK, who are now recognised as one of the most effective re-forestation projects on the planet. For every order placed with them, they plant 10 trees.
Every single stage of production for these wooden toys happens in the same family-run factory. Once each toy has been hand-painted, assembled and checked, it is wrapped in paper and packaged in recycled cardboard.
"We care a lot about being as sustainable to our lovely planet as we can be, and we are close to eliminating single use plastic in all our packaging."
So as you can see, purchasing a beautiful wooden toy from Tender Leaf Toys is very much both a sustainable and ethical choice.
I hope you love the beautiful Tender Leaf range as much as I do!