We really love Plan Toys here at Soren’s House, they tick all the right boxes for us; beautiful designs, high-quality, built-to-last and made from natural materials in a sustainable and eco-friendly way – what’s not to like!?
The Plan Toys brand mission is to ‘produce beautiful, quality wooden toys from sustainable materials for sustainable play’.
For over 30 years, Plan Toys have been making iconic wooden toys that bring children closer to nature and inspire creative imaginations and learning through play.
Little hands love getting to grips with Plan Toys, which are just about as eco, sustainable and high quality as toys can be;
Everything is ethically & sustainably made in Trang in the south of Thailand from rubber trees that no longer produce latex. To keep the wood pure, no fertilizer is added to the soil three years prior to cutting the trees down.
Plan Toys are assembled using a certified E-Zero formaldehyde-free glue (which Plan Toys make themselves) in place of traditional toxic wood glue.
Organic colour pigments/Soy ink and recycled papers are used for their printed materials. Soy ink is more readily biodegradable and can be recycled more efficiently than standard chemical ink. The whole process is carbon-neutral too.
As well as making FSC solid wood toys, many products are also made from Planwood – an ingenious eco material made by compressing sawdust produced in the Plan Toys factory so that nothing goes to waste. All toys come packaged in recycled, non-toxic packaging which can go straight into your recycling bin.
You can watch the short video below for more information on Plan Toys from their inspirational founder Vitool Viraponsavan: