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Why you should stick to organic cotton when buying soft toys, baby blankets, towels, bed linen and muslins.

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Why you should stick to organic cotton when buying soft toys, baby blankets, towels, bed linen and muslins.

Comparison of ordinary soft toys versus organic soft toys:

 

Ordinary soft toys

Organic soft toys/organic baby toys

Material

Polyester = plastic

Organic cotton and/or wool and sometimes small amounts of recycled safe PET plastic

Made in

Most likely China or India

Germany or other European countries or fair-trade certified factories in other countries

Manufacturing practices

Could involve unfair working conditions, child labour and workers are exposed to chemicals dangerous to their health (WHO).

Fair working practices and no child labour.

Chemicals

May contain many chemicals toxic to humans

Do not contain dangerous synthetic chemicals. Safe for babies.

 

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Why should I buy Organic Soft Toys?

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Why should I buy Organic Soft Toys?

Or we could change the question to: 'Why do we only sell Organic Soft Toys?' The answer is, because organic soft toys are plastic free. Normal soft toys are made from 100% Polyester which is essentially plastic! Many parents now seek to live a plastic free family life or at least try to reduce the amount of plastic in the house. Lots has been written recently about the dangers of plastic to wildlife, and in particular to our oceans and its’ inhabitants. However, the subject of plastic toys has widely been ignored. Most children's bedrooms are full of plastic toys,...

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The story of an Organic Teddy Bear

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The story of an Organic Teddy Bear

You might ask yourself: “What is an Organic Teddy Bear?” Well, we should probably begin with the question of what is a normal ‘non-organic teddy bear’. Ordinary soft toys are made from Polyester which is plastic. This plastic is normally new plastic, made especially for this Teddy, adding to the volume of plastic that our planet is drowning in.  Plastic generally contains many chemicals which have negative effects on children and can be cancerous. Even handed down toys which are considered an eco-friendly toy option should be considered with caution as specified in this article https://www.anatomystuff.co.uk/news/significant-amounts-of-toxic-chemicals-found-in-second-hand-plastic-toys/ But going back to...

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Organic stocking fillers for children

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Organic stocking fillers for children

Organic stocking fillers for a plastic free Eco Christmas It’s that time of year again and lots of people are starting to look for children’s stocking fillers. This year why not try and stick to plastic free eco-friendly stocking fillers? Our beautiful organic children’s wash mitts made by the lovely people at Fuernis are just the perfect plastic free and organic children’s stocking fillers! They can be used instead of baby wipes and are fantastic for teaching children how to wash themselves. A true Montessori parenting idea. So this year the little elves will be clean. Cheap plastic toys fill...

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We will be at the Wimborne Baby Show 2019!!

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We will be at the Wimborne Baby Show 2019!!

We are so excited to announce, that OnePureFox will be at the Wimborne Baby Show on the 22/09/2019 10am-4pm at the Allendale Centre in Wimborne, Dorset. Find out more here: The Wimborne Baby Show Please come and say hi, we would love to meet you!    Love Corinne X  

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