Giraffe Toy by Hape Toys
UK & USA

Wooden Giraffe Toy – £9.99/$9.99

Toddlers love pull along toys, and this giraffe is bound to excite them. Made to be loved and to last so that it can be handed down through the generations instead of being thrown away after a few years, this toy is bound to become a well-worn family heirloom. It is made from solid FSC certified maple wood and child-friendly wipe-clean water-based paint.

Hape Toys is a leading global maker of sustainable wood and bamboo toys. Their factory is based in China, and is an environmentally and socially innovative member of the manufacturing industry there.

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Green

Environmentally-Friendly-(large)This toy is made from FSC certified sustainably sourced wood, with non-toxic water-based paints.

Hape was founded as an eco conscious toy company in 1986, and strategically considers all elements of their surface treatment, energy consumption, and packaging options at their factory in China to minimise environmental impact and maximise efficiency. They have implemented various systems to make sure that the by-products of their manufacturing processes have a minimal impact on the environment, for example they use a water purification system that significantly reduces the amount of chemicals that go back into circulation during production.

Hape buys materials from 10 countries, and sells to over 50 worldwide. Their factory is located a mere 3 km from the Ningbo-Zhoushan Harbour in China, which is one of the largest ports in the world and enables them to streamline their transportation, which in turn benefits the environment.

Gives Back

Gives back - badgeHape work with local rural communities in China to create a sustainable economy and provide environmental education. They have built three schools in rural Guizhou, which provide over 3000 children and families with play and educational opportunities. They are currently also building a world-class Early Childhoos Education Centre and an Environmental Development facility in Gongtong, which will enable children to experience the beauty of nature, traditional Chinese culture, local resources, and universal play. The Campus will include facilities to host research and educational groups who are exploring the sustainable use of bamboo and other natural materials.