One mama's Perspective on Living Lightly on our Earth

Sharing information, products and experiences to help keep our children safe, green and happy!

Monday, October 25, 2010

New Piggy Paint Colours on the Way!

Twinkle Toes 
Love the name of this one! 

Glass Slippers

And since everyone loves the polish so much we have no added the Piggy Paint Nail Polish Remover

Nail Polish Remover

Low odor, hypoallergenic nail polish remover.
  • Biodegradable
  • No acetone
  • Contains aloe vera and vitamin E
4 FL. OZ. (120 ml)
Ingredients: Corn alcohol, butyl diglycol, Aloe Vera, Vitamin E, embittering agent.
Warning: Because Piggy Paint™ Nail Polish Remover is flammable when heated, do not use or store near heat or an ignition source. Do not ingest.  Keep out of reach of children, and always have an adult supervising while using this product.

Have a special request  for colours? Leave a comment letting us know and we'll get it in!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

For the love of Green Toys..

Green Toys are one of my fave products in the store. I love the quality, durability, fun, and that they are ethical made from safe and 100% recycled materials in the USA. 

Canada recently declared BPA toxic and the chemical commonly found in many plastic childrens items, toys, etc has never been present in Green Toys. 

From Green Toys:
Start Simple: Recycled Plastic Milk Jugs
We use recycled milk containers as the main ingredient in creating our toys. Yes, the exact plastic milk jugs that you and your family drink from every day. When you finish your milk and toss the container in the recycling bin, these milk containers are collected at your curb by a local recycling company, who then sorts them from all the other types of plastic. Next, the milk containers are reprocessed into super clean fresh plastic. For you plastic geeks, the plastic material we use is called high-density polyethylene (or HDPE). This material is considered one of the safest, cleanest plastics around. 
 Playing is the fun part!
What is so great about recycling and USA made..
Lets talk about safety too:
From Green Toys: 
Toy Safety and Testing
Green Toys products are tested by nationally recognized, independent, third-party labs (located, yes, in the USA.) They contain no traceable amounts of Phthalates or BPA. They are also designed without any external coatings, eliminating the fear of lead paint.
Our products pass a plethora of tests, including:
  • Consumer Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA)
  • Consumer Products Safety Standard Specification, ASTM F963
  • California Prop. 65 restrictions on lead & cadmium
  • FDA regulations for food contact
  • Voluntary testing for no BPA (Bisphenol-A)
  • International standards EN71 and ISO 8124 

 The newest in the line of Green Toys is the Classic Red Fire Truck with ladders and all!

Or the fabulous Stacker

Environmental Packaging
Green Toys environmental mission even extends to our packaging. We strive to minimize packaging, and all of our boxes use as little material as possible. All Green Toys products are packaged in recycled corrugated boxes with no plastics, cellophane or twist-ties, and are 100% recyclable. So, not only are they earth-friendly and ready for your recycling bin, they are really easy to open for those little fingers just itching to get at the toys!!

I cannot talk about Green Toys without mentioning their Recycling Truck that has received rave reviews and is a great tool for teaching recycling too!
Kids love them, Parents love them and they are a durable, safe, affordable toy to enjoy. We love Green Toys!

Tell us your favourite..