Sunday, March 30, 2008


World Changing has an interesting post on the efforts of the Toy industry to stop laws that keep toxic materials out of toys. They also talk about fair trade, non toxic alternative toys.

Now consider a different toy, with a different kind of story to tell. ImagiPlay's AniMates Giraffe Pair game, made only from "Preservative-Free Rubberwood, Non-Toxic Water-Based Paint and/or Lacquer" and crafted in Sri Lanka under fair-trade conditions. All the savannah fun, with a fraction of the apocalypse and childhood illness.
Worth a read.

And make sure to click on the link to the descriptions of how some have perverted the birthday party. Little relevance to nature, but sure to give you a taste of how bad things have gotten in our culture.