3.29.2012

Three Eco-Friendly Kids Toys

 
This figural box represents a "power" animal - a totem for our individual ambitions. Its simple and gestural depiction is intentional - allowing the symbolism of the animal to be maintained. With the addition of hinges, it has the ability to guard important small objects. On the shelf, it is sculpture. On the side table, it's a totem. On the counter, it offers a hiding spot. Animal boxes available: Bull, Walrus, Polar Bear, Llama, Rhino and Whale. Manufactured from sustainable harvested new growth beech wood. Designed by Karl Zahn for Areaware
 
Hectapus - that's a six legged Octapus - and Roobit - a kangaroo crossed with a rabbit - by Ceiba Tree are manufactured in a Mayan village using hand woven and naturally dyed material which is hand printed and sewn by a Guatemalan womens organization, adhering to the principles of fair trade. Ceiba Tree is a small and dedicated eco concious label for little people. Predominatly soft toys, all the creations are designed by young Melbourne artist and designer Antonia Green. The materials and processes are are all researched and carried out in ethical and sustainable ways with lots of hand made elements in the process. The Ceiba Tree is the Mayan Tree of Life and all Ceiba Tree creatures are eco-friendly with a heart for a better world.
Designed by David Weeks for Areaware - Hanno has elastic band muscles that allow for posing. These wooden creatures are made from sustainably harvested beech wood. Their powerful hardwood frame can hold many poses, and the elastic-band muscles and durable wood limbs make them almost impervious to breakage. an enduring classic that will withstand generations of play. From the deepest jungles comes Hanno the Gorilla! Hanno is made from sustainably harvested new-growth beech wood.


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