7 Eco-Friendly & Sustainable Kids Brands You'll Love
Happy Earth Week, Friends! I hope you are able to get a little fresh air today and enjoy this beautiful earth we live on.
Little actions add up to make big differences when it comes to restoring our earth. One change you can make that will have positive effects on the planet AND your kiddo's health is to shop sustainably and eliminate harmful plastics from your child's closet and playroom.
Many plastic toys, as well as micro-fibre clothing, contain toxins like BPA and phthalates and ultimately end up in landfills where it takes hundreds of years for them to break down. However, there are so many amazing health & earth-conscious brands to choose from today!
In honor of our wonderful planet, I've pulled 7 of my favorite baby and children's brands that are not only safe, sustainable and thoughtfully made, but also adorable and fun for your little ones!
I encourage you to check these trail-blazing brands out and would love to hear other recommendations you have.
1. PLAN TOYS
Through their green business model made up of 3 pillars: Sustainable Materials, Sustainable Manufacturing and Sustainable Mind, Plan Toys works to nurture creative minds and show children that nature gives back. They've coined the term "sustainable play"and are committed to creating toys that are not only good for the planet, but are also fun and educational. On a mission to teach children to value, respect and preserve natural resources and make the world a better place, Plan Toys is an inspiration across the globe.
This brand is for all the little artists out there! Eco-Kids creates art and crafting supplies that is made using all-natural ingredients, so that they are completely safe for kids and the earth. Some of their most popular products include a Beeswax candle making kit, Beeswax crayons, Eco-dough, and natural finger paints.
3. GREEN SPROUTS
Green Sprouts is a women-owned children's brand that believes in nurturing a child's connection to nature at an early age. They are on a mission to "provide healthy and practical products for the well-being and whole development of babies and children, along with resources for parenting naturally." Head over to their Blog for more resources on living a holistic, greener life.
4. APPLE PARK
Apple Park has a wide variety of classic baby & kids toys that are all created using only recycled, sustainable. and non-toxic materials. These soft, organic toys make such a sweet baby gift!
5. PEARL STREET SWIM
The warmer weather is quickly approaching, and that calls for some sustainable swimwear! Dreamt up by the sea, and created in Brooklyn, NY, Pearl Street offers classic, hand-illustrated printed swimwear using sustainable and recycled fabrics. Beautiful and durable, these suits are sure to last through all the beach and pool fun.
One of my personal favorites when it comes to NYC brands, Estella creates luxury knit baby rattles and clothing. All of their products are ethically made by a small community or knitters in Peru using all organic materials.
7. TENDER LEAF TOYS
This eco-friendly company creates beautiful wooden toys, games and puzzles for toddlers and kids. All of their toys arw made from sustainable rubber wood with non-toxic paints and glue. If your child loves imagination playing, this is the brand for them!