Saturday, July 25, 2009
Eco Friendly Play: Vegetable Dyed Wooden Toys
Green Party Goods has a really nice collection of vegetable dyed wooden toys.
These Fair Trade wooden toys are extraordinary. They are the handicrafts and skills of rural artisans from a village in Southern India.
The beautiful shining finish is obtained by using lac which is a natural resin and is considered one of the few naturally available organic finishes. The wooden toys are colored using organic dyes:
The toys are crafted out of Hale wood and the entire tree is not felled, instead the bigger branches are cut. Keeping with our eco-friendly philosophy.
All toys are tested and found to be compliant with ASTM standards. Safe for the environment and non-toxic for our children.