Eco-friendly toy range Junko lands ‘dream deal’ with the Eden Project Shop

The eco-friendly construction toy, Junko has landed ‘its dream retailer,’ having been picked up by the Eden Project Shop in time for the school Easter Holidays this year.

The Eden Project Shop is known for showcasing a range of products that support the message of sustainability, and are made from recycled material; both of which are criteria that Junko fits.

Junko is a line of construction kits that turn household junk into toys. The components are made from recycled plastic in the UK by designer Pete Rope. There are a number of kits that come with instruction on how to turn rubbish into toys or offer kids the freedom to create from their own imagination.

The Junko range was first launched at Toy Fair 2019, where Hannah Simpson from the Eden Project first caught sight of it.

“It was nearly the end of the day at the Toy Fair when I came across the Junko stand and I was so excited to find something which immediately struck a chord,” said Simpson.

“Recycled materials, made in the UK and encouraging children to re-purpose waste materials in a creative way – ideal. We are very much looking forward to adding it to our range.”

Junko creator, Pete Rope, added: “We couldn’t be happier with this match, it’s like the planets have aligned.

“We have nothing but awe for everything the Eden Project does to educate and champion life on our planet and the environment.”

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