Smiling tree toys have been kind enough to participate in a giveaway! How great is that?! I found their business last year when I was looking for some natural toys for our baby to give to Al on his birthday. I loved them so much we used them in my pregnancy shoot too :)
There is so much I want to tell you about this company but lets start with the toys!
The toys are so special, each one is handcrafted with love and care in the family workshop.
"The woodshop hums all day long with the happy sounds of toy making, reggae music, and a laughing little girl."
Their family own an organic farm and they use the camelina oil they produce to finish the toys, they use all local materials and keep the environmental impact of their business as low as possible.
"From sustainably harvested American hardwoods, to our homegrown organic camelina oil/beeswax finish, to natural cotton drawstring bags made-in-the-USA, we ensure every aspect of Smiling Tree Toys is respectful of and gentle on mother earth. We wouldn’t have it any other way."
That means the toys are safe for your babies too, let them suck and chew away with no need to worry about what chemicals they have been in contact with. The finish is 100% organic, food grade and homegrown.
Now about the people behind the business, Justin and Kathleen are an inspiration, they spent two years volunteering in the peace corps in Niger (wow) and they donate money from each toy sold to Peace corps youth projects. Just when I was wondering if this couple could get any cooler I saw this -
so yes, they can! This is their gorgeous daughter Amana, she helps out with the mail run and I'm sure she's a great muse and toy tester! Lucky girl :)
So now that you're in love with the companies ethos, the products, the process and the whole family head on over and support a small business!
Now for my giveaway, you could win a natural wooden teether of your choice! Plus have it personalised! And delivered anywhere in the world! If you don't have a teething babe of your own I'm sure you know of someone who would love it as a gift for theirs.
Here's how you can enter -
Check out this link and tell me in the comments section below which shape teether you'd like to win. Easy!
For additional entries you can also -