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Twoodie Public Benefit Report (part 3 of 6 for 2017) October 02 2017, 0 Comments

3 - Preserve the environment

In addition to making non-toxic and safe wooden (biodegradable) toys at Twoodie we have used sustainably sourced wood from Japan and the USA. The woods were chosen to be suitable for the products end use but also sustainable and readily available because of ample supply.  We could have used cheaper woods but we chose to use special ones!

We have not used synthetic materials, except for the cloth bag.  All other components are natural, biodegrade and ALL components are tested for safety and purity.

Currently we have a new supplier able to more accurately detail the wood source. We hope to be 100% transparent about this from our next order of stock.

Twoodies as industrial design product fulfil many functions as they are long lasting and multifunctional as well as being cross generational. Their price point, packaging design and style emphasise that this is a special product and not something consumable or disposable after quick and careless use. They have been created under the Montessori umbrella with consideration of the broader context of their lifecycle and use.

We are moving towards end-to-end supply chain visibility with our new Japanese supplier.  We will be establishing environmental metrics in partnership with them and identifying any constraints they may have.

We ship directly from source to clients.  We work with DHL and postage services and hope to be able to take advantage of their innovations as the business scales. 

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Non-Toxic Toys April 08 2017, 0 Comments

The short list of what you won't find in Twoodies:

  • No Carcinogens 
  • No Endocrine Disruptors
  • No Fire Retardants
  • No GMOs or Synthetic Biology 
  • No Heavy Metals 
  • No Nanoparticles 
  • No Herbicides, Insecticides or Pesticides 
  • No Harmful Chemical Solvents or VOCs
  • No Behavioral, Developmental or Neurotoxins
  • No know allergens
  • No BPA or other plastics
  • No lead tainted paint
  • No metals or magnets 
  • No toxic glues or adhesives

"The reality of life today is that we live in a toxic world surrounded by thousands of invisible chemicals and toxicants which infiltrate the air we breathe, the food we eat, the water we drink and the products we use every day. These silent encounters with chemicals have been linked to nearly every disease raging in America from ADD, Allergies, Alzheimer’s, Asthma, Autism and Autoimmune diseases to Infertility, Cancer, Diabetes, Chronic Inflammation, Obesity, and Parkinson’s disease."

nontoxiccertified.org

Twoodie wooden gem in walnut from America and safe wood for baby toys  Twoodie wooden gem baby toys in gem shape and oak wood from America  Twoodie wooden gem baby toys in gem shape and cherry wood  Twoodie wooden stacking gem in Japanese Zelkova wood with visible woodgrain

Twoodie wooden gems arranged in crown formation on wooden surface


Picking our woods September 28 2015, 0 Comments

So apparently the diff colours on the sides of the wood depend not on the type but rather the company that is supplying them.  It helps keep the wood from drying or seeping at the edges.

We tried to go for natural looking woods that don't have pink tinges.  The grain on the Oak here looks amazing!

With our man: a 30 yr veteran of wood and font of knowledge.  6 grandkids.

Hard to believe those wood planks will turn into this...:)