At Little Ark, we pride ourselves on sourcing suppliers who have sustainability at their core. We currently work with the following suppliers:
The Jumini wooden product range includes baby and preschool age range. Many traditional items can be found in this range including the beautiful Noah's Ark Shape Sorter and Shape Sorter Box, to more innovative products such as the Ice Cream Stand.
View our Jumini Range here
The Studio Circus range is a fairly new brand however the people behind it are not and have extensive experience within the toy industry. This range is produced by a responsible manufacturer using FSC certified wood. The designs tend to be gender neutral pastels and often feature friendly safari animals.
View our Studio Circus range here
Tender Leaf create worlds of imaginative wooden toys which are made to last a lifetime. The factory where the items are created is based in Indonesia and is a family run factory which has high standards of training, wellbeing and respect, as well as providing employment for hundreds of local villagers.
Any rubberwood used in the products is reclaimed, and for each tree used in the creation of their beautiful toys, a new one is planted thereby protecting natural resources. Tender Leaf Toys have been awarded the ICTI Ethical Toy Program seal of approval for their ethical and sustainable supply chain. UK based projects are also supported in the form of Eden Projects who are recognised as one of the most effective re-forestation projects on the planet.
View our Tender Leaf range here
Tikiri was founded in Sri Lanka and all Tikiri products are still handmade in Sri Lanka today.
All Tikiri's teething toys were designed to be put in your little one's mouths which is why it is important that they use natural resources and are 100% safe. All Tikiri's baby toys meet the following standards:
- 100% pure natural rubber
- GOLS (Global Organic Latex Standard) Accreditation
- Certified plastic free baby toys - BPA free & Phthalate free
- Biodegradable, non-toxic and eco friendly baby toys
- Handmade & hand painted in Sri Lanka
- Socially responsible manufacturing
View our Tikiri range here
ReCycleMe is a Dutch brand which believes that children and adults should be more aware of the amount of rubbish they produce and where children help to reduce this by recycling or re-using. The idea behind the brand is to provide a 'kit' for creating art projects at home using everyday household rubbish such as toilet rolls, plastic bottles and egg boxes.
Each 'kit' allows children to spend quality time with loved ones whilst making something that can either then be played with or gifted to the loved one - we all know how proud grandparents are when handed a piece of artwork by their grandchild!
ReCycleMe aim to:
- Reduce the waste the create
- Reuse waste and give it a new life
- Recycle and have fun with loved ones at the same time
The kits are BSCI certified and all of the products comply with EN71 European Toy Safety Standards. All packaging is made from FSC material and the models made from the kits are recyclable.
Orange Tree Toys
Orange Tree Toys was founded in 2000, and all of their products are designed in the UK. Orange Tree Toys create traditional wooden toys, and are continuously looking to introduce new and exciting products to their range. They also produce licensed items such as Peter Rabbit, Winnie the Pooh and Disney products which often appeal to children due to the familiarity of the characters. Orange Tree Toys have recently introduced their FSC range which we are proud stockists of.
View our Orange Tree Toys range here