e-side eco-shop

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I love when another cool spot comes along to get the ‘ole shopping palpitations going and wow me with goodies and the latest is eco friendly hotspot, e-side . Packed full of buys for the design conscious both big and small, there’s fashion, lighting and rugs, amazing seating, outdoor accessories, and a small but perfectly […]

Fairtrade Fortnight: Weaving Hope

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As we’re in the midst of Fairtrade Fortnight, I thought I’d share one of my favourite ethical children’s companies. Sri Lanka-based Weaving Hope is a community of women producing handwoven, hand-dyed cotton toys and accessories in an array of cheerful colours. Toys are largely animal-themed, and range from a baby turtle, £8.50, to this, frankly […]

More Cool Stocking Filler Inspiration for Babies, Toddlers, and Preschoolers

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Following our stocking fillers for under a fiver and stocking filler inspiration guide, here are nineteen more delights starting from £2.25. 1. Designed and sized for small hands, they can shake it shake it shake it with these wooden maracas by John Crane. £3.50 a pair at Nubie. Get 15% off with the code XMAS15 […]

Reggie the Cardboard Eco Rocker

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I’m always on the lookout for cardboard toys and furniture because aside from their eco credentials, they tend to have high play value and/or functionality and a lovely minimalist chic. Ticking all those boxes is the unbelievably cool Eco Rocker, made from recycled paper called Ultraboard. ‘Reggie’ the Eco Rocker takes the traditional rocking horse […]

Too Hot To Miss: Ecocentric 2-day Toys & Decor Clearance

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      I love a sale and I love bargains and eco friendly lifestyle store EcoCentric is having a two day clearance in their kids section which has pretty much 50% off almost all of the items, including Bold & Noble’s fantastic prints and height charts which are now £19.41 down from £38.82 and include […]

Bambino Goodies Christmas Gift Guide: Cool Tea Sets for Toddlers

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Tea sets make wonderful gifts that will inspire tea parties and teddy bear’s picnics whilst encouraging creative play and helping emotional and social development. I’ve tracked down nine stylish buys, from soft fabric, to wooden, ceramic, stoneware, crochet, and tin, and all starting from just £7.99. 1. Retro Polka Dot Tea Set These sweet ceramic […]

Hot Shop: Shak-Shuka

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It’s rare that I find a hotspot that has the perfect blend of eco meets style but Shak-Shuka, a Dutch e-boutique run by an American and Spanish-Argentinian couple, does it in spades! They’ve pulled together a collection of the most stylish, eco friendly products for babies, kids, and mums in an aesthetically pleasing environment. There’s […]

Billy Rocker

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We’re big fans of cardboard gear for toddlers because they’re eco friendly, durable, customisable, and very wallet friendly alternatives to other material intense products, so of course when I saw this Billy Rocker over on Babyccino, I knew I had to highlight it! Made from recycled cardboard, it’s suitable from around 3 to 7 years […]

Eco Friendly Quilted Play Blanket by Ubang

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Natalie writes I became an instant fan of Danish childrenswear brand Ubang when we checked them out a Bubble London in early July with their fab playful clothing which takes its inspiration from nature and technology. Founded by Ulla Bang Jo, she creates clothing that stimulates the imagination and creates play, so on for instance, […]