Wooly Organic toys, teethers and towels are made in Latvia from organic and natural materials. All textiles are certified by The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS). Certified organic cotton is grown without the use of toxic fertilizers or pesticides. The organic toys are filled with Oeko-Tex 100 certified Corn fibre filling that has passed tests and is free from the top 100 pesticides or harmful chemicals. Polylactic acid (PLA) corn filling is a type of polyester, made by extracting the starch and turning it into sugar which is then fermented in a similar way to making yoghurt. It is an annually renewable resource which is biodegradable, naturally hypoallergenic, antibacterial and machine washable. All wooden parts used for toys are manufactured in Germany from natural maple wood and treated with organic beeswax.
Waldorf teachers believe that toys should be simple and open-ended. By giving children objects that are not highly formed and detailed, they can easily become more than one thing and give children’s imaginations free reign. Inspired by Waldorf education system, Wooly Organic toys have minimal facial features in order to encourage the imagination of the young child and to cultivate her “inner picturing” abilities. Children smile and laugh, but they also look sad or cry when they are hungry or need changing. If a toy has just two eyes the child is able to imagine the toy expressing her own emotions, living in her replete imaginative life. The toys are manufactured using natural cotton cream colour mixing it with natural brown colour. Toys with bright colours and smiling faces are more impulse dolls. When the child is feeling sad their toy-friend would seem not to understand them, but Wooly Organic soft toy can become a real friend and express the same emotion child is having.
All Wooly Organic packaging is FSC certified. FSC stands for 'Forest Stewardship Council', an international non-profit organisation that works to promote the practice of sustainable forestry and certifies forests worldwide to ensure they meet the highest environmental and social standards. Therefore, products like FSC paper and wood have been sourced in an environmentally-friendly, socially responsible and economically viable manner.