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Melissa & Doug partners with the Sustainable Packaging Coalition

Melissa & Doug, the global toy company known for its wooden toy portfolio, has joined the Sustainable Packaging Coalition (SPC) and How2Recycle to advance its commitment to Project Restore. To celebrate Global Recycling Day, the announcement elevates awareness for Melissa & Doug’s sustainability efforts and its goal for 95% of its …

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Inclusive toy brand Little Omo unveils new food puzzles

Inclusive educational toy brand Little Omo has added to its offering with a fun new puzzle range. The WholeFood Puzzle collection aims to introduce kids to a variety of exotic fruits, vegetables, plants and legumes, while developing their fine motor skills. Hand-made in the UK from FSC wood sourced in …

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Bigjigs Toys concession launches at baby store Newbie and Me

Newbie and Me, an independent family-run baby store in the North of England, has added an exclusive Bigjigs Toys toy shop to its offering. Newbie and Me, which has shops in Telford, Leeds and Crewe, is exclusively stocking Bigjigs Toys’ wooden toys, as well as some of Bigjigs’ distribution brands such …

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Spielwarenmesse podcast: an interview with Hape founder Peter Handstein

With the Nuremberg Toy Fair just weeks away, the Spielwarenmesse team have released their latest podcast. This time the subject is Hape (aka Toynamics), leading manufacturer of wooden toys sold in over 60 countries. Owner Peter Handstein has been committed to the issue of sustainability since he founded the business …

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DKB Toys lands UK distribution for global toy brand Melissa & Doug

DKB Distribution & Toys has been appointed as the UK distribution partner for toy brand Melissa & Doug, encompassing over 2,000 UK customers from summer 2021 onwards. Melissa & Doug will continue to service key customers directly with DKB picking up the extended customer base. Under the new deal, DKB will have full domestic stock of all Melissa & Doug SKUs which will …

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Melissa & Doug launches major new sustainability drive under Project Restore

The international toy company, Melissa & Doug has detailed a major new sustainability initiative focused on environmental and social measures under the campaign title, Project Restore. The initiative will guide the company in its existing work on environmental responsibility, social equity, and inclusion, as well as its ambitious new plan …

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Melissa & Doug details global launch of PAW Patrol and Blue’s Clues & You toy ranges

The global toy brand Melissa & Doug has detailed a new range of co-branded PAW Patrol and Blue’s Clues & You toys, developed in partnership with Nickelodeon, to be made available at retailers across the globe. The multi-year partnership launches with 50 items in the line-up for 2021, including the …

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Sawdust and Rainbows picks up multiple awards at Loved by Parents 2021

Sawdust and Rainbows has scooped multiple awards for its best-selling wooden indoor climbing frame, the Wee’UN in this year’s Loved by Awards Awards, including Best Wooden Toy and Best Activity Toy. The Northern Ireland-based start-up proved to be a favourite among judges, picking up three platinum awards for its Pikler …

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Rainbow Designs unveils new We’re Going on a Bear Hunt toys in Walker Books partnership

Rainbow Designs is encouraging children to undertake their own Bear Hunt adventures this year as it launches its new We’re Going on a Bear Hunt collection of soft and wooden toys to the market. Based on Walker Books’ classic storybook of the same title, the toys take inspiration from the …

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Rainbow Designs to host virtual showcase of new Paddington, Peter Rabbit, Spirit and Bear Hunt collections

The New Year marks a major milestone for Rainbow Designs as the pre-school and plush toy specialist celebrates half a century with a virtual showcase to launch its 2021 product line-up and collections for the nursery, toy, and gift sectors. Retailers will have to opportunity to engage on one-to-one virtual …

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