Tag Archives: Sustainability

Recycled plastic plush toys Shore Buddies eye global distribution with Kids International Marketing

Shore Buddies, the first plush animal range to be made from 100 per cent recycles plastic bottles, has named Kids International Marketing as its exclusive sales partner as the Californian business looks to grow its international sales portfolio. Based in San Diego, Shore Buddies has made it its mission to …

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Pride over profit: How Wow! Stuff is leading the exciting new wave of toy innovators (and revolutionising sustainable toys)

Separated by the miles between us, yet sitting face to face Zoom-style with the Wow! Stuff CEO Richard North, sustainability within the toy industry has become the major topic of conversation.  The toy and gadget entrepreneur is deep into another one of his mantras; having us picture him on his …

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Inaugural Sustainability in Licensing Conference will be a two-day digital event this November

The inaugural Sustainability in Licensing Conference is to be staged as a virtual two-day event taking place this November 24th to 25th, with a line up featuring never-seen-before research and findings from across the manufacturing and retailing landscape. SILC 2020 will be the first event of its kind and promises …

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Licensing Special: Products of Change and the sustainability of toys

From a staple of the licensing and merchandising industry to becoming the face for the sweeping change rumbling through it and the minds of consumers across the UK, Helena Mansell Stopher is the director of Products of Change, a platform on a mission to bring sustainability into the heart of …

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TOMY takes sustainable approach to unboxing trend with Britains’ Farm in a Box

TOMY is taking a sustainable approach to the current trend for toy unboxing through the latest launch from its Britains brand, Farm in a Box, marking the arrival of a new line the sees the packaging become part of the total play experience. Toys in the Farm in a Box …

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Paper scissors, rock! Paper Engine talks its Build Your Own toy range success and the ongoing eco-movement

For 20 years, Keith Finch has been somewhat of a hero of the pop-up book scene. An origami entrepreneur, Finch has headed up his Paper Engine business since 2012, over which time he has designed and developed some of the most intricately striking imagery across the marketing and book publishing …

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Amazon launches Climate Pledge Friendly label to encourage sellers to create sustainable products

The online giant, Amazon, has launched a new Climate Pledge Friendly label in a move that aims to encourage its sellers to create sustainable products. The initiative has been dubbed as a major step forward in the campaign for better sustainability steps at retail. According to a report from Charged, …

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We’re back, now to the future: Read the new Sept/Oct issue of ToyNews online now

Eyes right – yep, if you’re reading this on your desktop device then that moving image right there in the corner, that’s the digital September/October edition of ToyNews all ready for you to read online, on your desktop or mobile device by clicking here. (If you’re currently on you’re mobile, …

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LEGO to invest $400m over next three years in its sustainability and social responsibility drive

The LEGO Group is to invest up to $400 million over the next three years in its sustainability and social responsibility initiatives, covering both long-term investments and ongoing costs that includes its ambition to make all of its packaging sustainable by the end of 2025. The company has made a …

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Zimpli Kids details international distribution plans for its eco-friendly and educational ranges

Zimpli Kids has detailed its plans for the international distribution of its full eco-friendly and educational ranges of products. Over the past couple of years, the firm has been developing ranges specifically for the educational sector, to encourage the use of their products for multi-sensory play in educational environments. Due …

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