Junior Edition is now 5 years old and, with the passage of time, we have become increasingly aware of the impact the fashion industry is having on both the planet and the people producing the clothing itself. Whilst we have always tried to make carefully considered choices, how we might be able to positively influence the future based on our decision making now has become increasingly important.
In more recent times we have started to adapt our buying practices, shifting focus to support, and bring, small volume artisan produced brands to our customers who have expressed a growing desire for 'Slow Fashion'.
PlanToys - Sustainable Play
Environmentally responsible PlanToys is notable for making its toys from rubber wood, a sustainable by-product of the latex industry's harvesting of trees used for natural rubber production.
From first baby toys for tiny hands still mastering grip and coordination to puzzles, games and construction for more able, older children - the PlanToys collection is a pre-schooler's dream.
The stand-out item from the collection for us is the stunning rocking pegasus, this item could not be any more beautiful if it tried!
Other favourites for the tinies are these adorable animal racers in a duck, hen and bunny design. With their numbered frontage they make perfect first, second and third birthday gifts or buy all three to race at the same time - 1,2,3 and they're off!
Beautiful bath time toys are surprisingly hard to find but PlanToys have excelled themselves with their arctic adventurers. Of the walrus, penguin, polar bear and seal it has to be the new walrus that floats our boat!
For the budding builder in your life PlanToys have an awesome pounding bench which is suitable from just 12 months. Once all the pegs are pounded children can simply turn the panel over to start the fun all over again! And for those age 3+ this toolbox is pretty awesome - not only can you build amazing things but you can also have your own robot play buddy! The set consists of 16 pieces and includes a hammer, wrench with screwdriver, nuts and bolts and the toolbox itself that can flip upside down and be transformed into a robot.
Of the games we have here which include a balancing cactus and feed a frog, it's the beehive game for the little one that's won our hearts - it helps to develop fine motor skills by matching the bee to its hive using the pincer grasp on the forceps and also reinforces colour recognition and counting, super cute!
Indulge yourself further with a look at our complete collection here or come visit our beautiful store in the heart of Brighton's North Laine area.