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Greener pastimes: ToyNews’ guide to the latest in sustainable toys

With greater consumer awareness surrounding the topic translating to fresh demand at retail, coupled with a retail landscape more conscious of the social and environmental impact of the products it lines its shelves with than ever before, the market for sustainable toys is an ever-increasing one – both in size …

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Homegrown | One man’s JUNKO and a transatlantic sales story

The next in a series of articles exploring and celebrating the homegrown British toy design and production scene across all stages of its development, this week, ToyNews catches up with the toy inventor, Peter Rope to learn about the international expansion of his flagship JUNKO brand – a popular attraction …

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JUNKO sees sell-out success on Amazon and online as demand ‘goes through the roof’ for eco-STEM range

JUNKO, the eco-conscious arts and crafts range that can turn waste into toys, has experienced a week of sell-out sales across Amazon and a surge in online orders across its own website; a direct impact, the company states, of its prime time appearance on ITV’s How to Spend it Well …

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Construction toy line JUNKO eyes European expansion and US distribution

JUNKO, the eco-friendly construction toy line that encourages children to make better use of household rubbish, has detailed its plans to expand into Europe this year. The move follows a success Christmas period for the firm that witnessed a spike in sales over the festive season thanks to its appearance …

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Eco-friendly toy line JUNKO to appear on Channel 4’s Buy It Now for Christmas

The eco-friendly toy brand, JUNKO, is to take a starring role in an upcoming new Channel 4 special that gives inventors and sellers the chance to showcase their wares in front of a live audience of shoppers and retail buyers. Called Buy It Now for Christmas, the show is hosted …

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Eco-friendly toy kit Junko wins two European Product Design Awards

It’s been a year of steady brand building for the new eco-friendly construction toy Junko so far, and one that has just landed the indie toy firm two European Product Design Awards in the Construction Toy and Educational Toy categories. Junko’s Zoomer Kit has been handed the two prestigious awards, …

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“The time to make toys responsibly is now,” says Junko’s Peter Rope

“It’s time to make toys more responsibly now, not in five or ten years’ time,” is the strong message to come from Peter Rope, the brains behind the eco-friendly arts and crafts construction toy brand, Junko. With the issues around the impact of single use plastics on the world around …

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