Mar 2, 2015
miYim ® toys
Deciding what toys we feel comfortable giving our children can be hard. It brings to mind questions like “What is this made from? Is it safe? What was the impact on the environment during the manufacturing process?” We want our kids to have safe toys that also preserve the planet for our children’s future.
John Chae is the CEO of the Hosung NY Company. In 2002, he and his wife received devastating news - his wife was diagnosed…
Apr 6, 2014
Have you ever watched a young child learn to sort the recycling from the trash? Linda Peters did when her son was young, and she was struck by how quickly he understood the difference between the two. When he was a bit older, she set out to find him some Eco-friendly toys to play with, and was frustrated by how difficult it was to find green kid’s toys at her local shops. Already interested in having her own…
Sep 9, 2013
Disney Friends For Change
Kids are sometimes the best and most enthusiastic ambassadors for change. Whether it’s taking on a cause, starting a club, or encouraging others to do good in the world, kids can make a big difference in improving their lives and the lives of everyone around them. In recognition of this special quality possessed by many children, Disney created the Friends For Change program, a way for kids to get involved in helping people, their community or the whole…
Apr 16, 2013
Artterro Eco Art Kits
Kids are a naturally creative bunch, and it seems parents are always searching for new ways to help encourage that creativity. Who among parents hasn't bought that new flashy, colorful box that claims to be filled with hours of creative fun, only to have a box full of plastic packaging and a "cookie-cutter" project that was done in an instant, or left in the dust by an uninterested child? Creative kids love interesting, fun, eye-catching materials that inspire…
Feb 24, 2013
Do you love the idea of healthy, organic items for your baby but are disappointed by the lack of color and style in the organic items you have found? Robbie Adrian was and decided to do something about it. That idea led to the formation of Robbie Adrian Luxury Organics, where Robbie, together with Susan Doris, designs and produces luxurious blankets in beautiful colors that are safe and healthy for your precious little one. Using 100% certified organic…
Nov 9, 2012
Estella’s Designer Infant and Children’s Clothing
There’s nothing more frustrating than pulling clothing out of the closet that your children won’t wear. They complain that it’s too itchy, or too tight, or too drab, and while they fling it to the floor, you lament over the money wasted and wish that you could find beautiful, simple clothes and end the clothing battle. Estella Children’s Clothing understands. Their New York-based store has both the sophisticated fashions from around the world that you are looking for,…
Sep 2, 2012
The Honest Company
What does an A-list Hollywood mom do when she can’t find the all-natural, eco-friendly baby and home supplies she is looking for? If the star in question is Jessica Alba, then the answer was to start her own business, The Honest Company, together with co-founder and product officer Christopher Gavigan. As parents, they both felt frustrated with the lack of safe, eco-friendly product options available, and decided that the old adage was true: if you want it done…
Jun 2, 2012
For children, play is the gateway to the world. Through developmentally appropriate play, children learn social and academic concepts in a fun, imaginative way. Parents are often on the lookout for toys that will engage and inspire their children. The abundance of choices available today sometimes makes this an overwhelming task. Many parents are equally concerned about the safety of toys, both for their children and for the environment. Reports in recent years of lead in toys and recalls…
Jan 21, 2012
In school, many children learn the three R’s early: reduce, reuse, and recycle. Now Kids Konserve products are helping them put their knowledge to use. The line of reusable lunch tote kits and other individual items such as drink containers, cloth napkins and drinking straws give kids a concrete way to combat the issue of excessive waste during school lunch. And the best part is, these kid-friendly items make reusing and doing good for the planet fun!
Why is school…
Oct 26, 2011
In the post-Halloween candy check, most kids will groan with disappointment at the appearance of “healthy” candy treats in their trick-or-treat bag. YummyEarth is changing those groans to shouts of delight, one sweet treat at a time. As the nation’s number one organic candy company, YummyEarth is redefining healthy candy. No longer do parents have to worry about candy loaded with high fructose corn syrup, or feel sad because they have to deny their allergy-prone, gluten-free or nut intolerant…
Aug 21, 2011
When artist Jennie Argie and architect Andrew Thornton had their first child, an idea was also born. In order to provide other parents with beautiful, safe, environmentally-minded children’s furniture, the couple launched Argington Furniture. With a designer’s eye for high-end modern design and a parent’s care for the health of babies and children, Argington bridges the gap between eco-consciousness and aesthetically pleasing modern design. Yes, you really can have both.
At Argington, Jenny and Andrew create each…
May 28, 2010
Organic Fashion for Kids
Kimonos have a long history in Japan and at one time, represented the dominant style of clothing worn in the country. Nowadays, the concept of the kimono has entered mainstream cultures – appearing in silk wrap dresses and seductive organic cotton blouses. From bamboo onesies to colorful summer dresses, the kimono style has also made a profound impact in the designs of eco-friendly clothing for children.
In Japan, the kimono is an attractive piece of clothing…
Jan 12, 2010
Miss Brittany’s Organic Fun Dough
Play dough is a timeless play date companion that has provided young children with hours of creative, educational fun. Both homemade and store bought varieties have been available for many years and are typically non-toxic and kid-friendly. Traditional play dough, however, contains preservatives, binders, and other not-so-friendly ingredients – not to mention the petroleum based plastic and wasted paper contained in the packaging.
Miss Brittany, a New York City preschool teacher with a Master’s Degree…
Jan 5, 2010
Give Them A Green Nursery
You want to bring your baby home to a nursery full of soft and comforting things that will continue to be functional as your baby grows. Finding eco-friendly baby furniture and accessories that fit the bill can seem like a daunting task. However, with this handy guide, you’ll be choosing great green baby furniture in no time.
You’ll probably start thinking about the basics first – the crib, changing table, etc. Once you have these…
Dec 9, 2008
Little YOLO: The Sprout Collection
Like many of the best things in life, the Sprout Collection came about organically. “Pregnant women and women with small children naturally gravitate to our product because of what is not in it,” says YOLO Colorhouse representative Valerie Fishman. “Creating a color palette specifically designed for children was a natural progression.”
YOLO is a sustainable paint manufacturer, so the question of what’s not in the product is certainly a pressing one for consumers. The answer is volatile organic compounds (VOCs),…
Nov 1, 2008
If you saw them on a kid at the playground, you might not realize that Hanna Andersson’s children’s clothes are particularly green. After all, they’re made out of soft knit cotton, not nubby hemp, and the bright colors are a far cry from the muted earth-tone spectrum that some eco-consumers have come to expect.
For children and parents, these features may be an important part of Hanna Andersson’s charm, especially once you realize that the clothes really are green…
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