Tag Archives: Sustainability

White Paper: Climate Reality and how to start making the changes to your business – Trudi Bishop

For many years, Trudi Bishop, has been concerned about the impact that humans are having upon the planet Earth. Over the course of those years, ToyNews has been an avid and vocal supporter of those views and concerns and has made it its own determined mission to give the topic …

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Hasbro and sustainability: “Changes in the toy sector may appear tiny, but there’s a big shift in mentality in the background”

It was four weeks ago that Toy Industries of Europe named Hasbro among the Gold award winners of its inaugural Play for Change Awards, championing the company’s efforts in propelling the momentum of the sustainability movement across the toy industry with its own Toy Recycling Programme. Having launched with great …

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Allingham Games eyes UK and international distributor for award-winning The Good Life board game

Allingham Games, the independent design and publishing outfit behind the Play for Change Bronze award-winning tabletop gaming title, The Good Life, is eyeing partnerships for international distribution for the game championed for promoting the message of sustainable living and the ‘grow your own’ culture. The Good Life taps into the …

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Eco-friendly plush finds spot alongside LEGO Mario in Selfridges’ top toy picks for Christmas 2020

Keel Toys’ sustainable range of eco-friendly plush animals has found itself rubbing shoulders with the familiar Top Toys for Christmas picks such as LEGO Mario, VTech’s Kidizoom and Spin Master’s Present Pets this year, as Selfridges puts its own spin the predicted top sellers for the 202 festive season. Earlier …

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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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