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 […]
Is it a cushion? Is it a toy? No, it’s a Kumo Friend, made from the softest organic cotton, bamboo and kapok in Miami by eco-friendly company Jaya Loves Tekeko. The cushion/toy hybrids come in six impossible-to-resist designs inspired by Japanese illustration, all as characterful as each other. With my love of all things wise […]
Finding stylish nursery storage can be a nightmare – it’s all too often twee, pastel-painted wood or cheap, coloured plastic, which in turn is bad for the enviroment. Which is why eco company Green Lullaby’sy MultiBox is such a brilliant discovery. Not only is the tough corrugated cardboard box recycled and recyclable, it’s covered in […]
Natalie writes… If you’re a fan of ethical clothing brand Little Green Radicals who make baby clothing and accessories with tongue in cheek eco slogans, Fill Your Pants have reduced all of their Little Green Radicals gear by 30% whilst stocks last. The ‘I Recycle My Tantrums’ Baby T-shirt’ is normally £10 and it’s now […]
Natalie writes… I absolutely love pretend play toys and the vast array of gear means that you could create a mini home for your toddler! If you’ve been on the lookout for fridge to go with your play kitchen, here are three hot buys… On the left is Pintoy’s Regrigerator which is made from replenishable […]
Natalie writes… If you’re on the lookout for high quality, design led, eco-friendly toys, you should definitely take a look at the pieces by Swiss designers Naef Spiele. Focusing on colour, form, and high quality crafting these are simple, chic toys made of wood from ecologically approved forests in Europe and coloured with non-toxic paints. […]
Caroline writes… Some of friends are so super green they have worm farms and no car (shock horror), so I always feel guilty when I get my disposable nappies out of the change bag. To feel less guilty I have tried more eco-friendly nappies (Nature Baby), but last time I used them they caused such […]
Natalie writes…In another installment from our Hot Toy List for Christmas 2008, I’ve put together cardboard toys, ride-ons, and trikes and bikes for the exciting age range of 1-2 where they are discovering a whole new world as they learn to walk, run, and pretend. Brands featured were Paperpod, Nume, Brio, Pintoy, Big Jigs, and […]
Natalie writes… The bambino is a dog lover both of our Magis Puppy which she strokes and can often be seen pushing him, clambering on him, and trying to get him to speak to her. She also loves real dogs and shows no fear at all even when they’re big! I think this Traidcraft Dog […]
Claire writes…. Pogglers sells a whole range of cute baby toys and gifts, but the most funky items are their adorable dolls and monsters, which are made from recycled clothes! Let’s face it, who here doesn’t have a pile of old baby or toddler clothes that they can’t bear to part with because of the […]
Each trial pack includes a ‘one size’ nappy which adjusts with a combination of poppers, an airflow cover 6-12lb (you’ll need to specify the size), and a 1 snap liner, all worth £16.50 per pack…. Competition includes two prizes of Motherease Trial Kits worth £16.50 each and you will be notified by email if you have won and can expect to receive your prize up to 7 days after that.
I’ve been checking out Globalkids, an organic, natural and fair trade specialist and they have some really adorable footwear for babies…. £10.99 The hand knitted spotty blue bootees on the right by Zaki-do-dah’s have been made in Bangladesh and are suitable for 0-3.
Designed by Chris Codrington, you can take any piece from the range – from a bed, toy box, bedside table, desk, wardrobe, truckable bed, to a chest of drawers – and then have them individually sprayed in any combination of over 20 colours from 6 colour palettes…. As more and more parents shy away from conforming to traditional ideas for baby nurseries and children’s bedrooms, it’s great to see company’s like The Children’s Furniture Company speaking to parents who have particular tastes with budgets to match.
They’re made from recycled corrugated cardboard and arrive flatpacked and are easy to set up and just as easy to dismantle and put away making them great, little space-savers. Like all cardboard toys and furniture you can stamp your own style on them with paints, pens, crayons, or covering them with funky wrapping paper or wallpaper.
In the meantime, you have to check out the fab site which features brands Babylegs, Bambinex, Blueberry Diapers, Cottons, Green People, Junior Joy, Little Ewe, Little Green Radicals, Mother-Ease, Thirsties, Tots Bots and Wonderoos plus a selection of organic clothing, skincare, mummy stuff, and slings…. Already I am enlightened because I had no idea that you could get one size versions of the modern “real” nappy – this goes from 8lbs to 35lbs and features two rows of snaps for getting the right size and fit.