Wednesday, February 6, 2008

WFMW: Eco-friendly Kid Sites

In my effort to make better choices for our family, I've been researching eco-friendly products for our children. I've found a handful of sites I feel are doing a great job offering safe products. Most of these companies are family operated businesses, primarily started by moms.

At this point I'm just window-shopping. With a baby on the way and two little ones at home, my Wish List is definitely growing! Like this castle for my imaginative big boy. Any of these interactive cards for my creative little girl. And organic basics for our new arrival in March.

Apricot & Ivy's eco-friendly, predominantly wood and fabric products are chemical free, avoid harmful additives or colorings, and exceed European and US safety standards. Their wood toy products are of heirloom quality. The plush toys are washable and durable.

Kee-Ka strives to deliver expressive, eco-chic apparel and gifts for the littlest and most significant people in your life. They craft fashionable products in socially and ecologically responsible ways: using 100% certified organic cotton and low-impact dyes, as well as working with Fair Trade and Fair Wage suppliers around the world. Their products are packaged in award-winning, ready-to-mail gift boxes made from recycled paper.

Zoe B
was started by a mom who was concerned about the amount of pesticides in the cotton (50 million pounds of pesticides annually in the US alone) used to make our clothing.

Stubby Pencil Studio was launched in 2006 by Kate Rosenthal. Stubby Pencil Studio offers two lines of eco-friendly cards, printed on 100% post consumer waste recycled stock. In addition to stationery, Stubby Pencil Studio also offers unique and earth-friendly art supplies, as well as small gifts made from forest friendly and non-toxic materials. *Right now at Green Mom Finds you can enter for a chance to win a “Green to the Letter” Gift Basket worth $60.

Sage Baby's mission is simple: to help new and expectant parents take the next step --beyond organic food-- in creating a healthier environment for their babies and children.

I included Zwaggle in my list because I love the concept. Zwaggle is an online community for parents to share with other parents. Using our points based sharing system, parents spend less money, time and resources providing for their children.

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Megan@SortaCrunchy said...

Wow! What a great list! Thanks for compiling all of this.

The Not Quite Crunchy Parent said...

Great List!

I also did a similar list- I'll check out your recommendations too!

Peggie said...

Thanks for sharing this list. New places to check out!

Chrissy said...

Thanks for offering these great suggestions. I can't wait to check them out!

Teachin' this mommy new tricks! said...

I had no idea there were so many eco-friendly toys and such! Wow!

Mommy Cracked said...

These are some great stores! I appreciate you stopping in my blog yesterday. I've bookmarked you and will visit often!