Those of you who follow us on Instagram and Facebook will have seen some sneaky previews of some new products in the past few days. We're so excited about our Peepul Calendar Cubes and Weather Cube we just couldn't wait to share them with you!
We have had the blocks cut especially for us by a local family timber business and they are made using sycamore grown in Britain. Sycamore is a wonderfully tactile and beautiful hardwood, making it perfect for children's toys. The cubes are hand finished right here in our back garden and then painted with the same natural clay paints we use for our peg dolls. Finally, they are finished with natural oils and waxes, giving a lovely matt finish that protects the wood and the paintwork.
These cubes are just about as eco-friendly as they can possibly be - without compromising on durability, playability and general gorgeousness!
We will be releasing the first small batches of these cubes as soon as we have them CE certified. The CE mark, which has already been given to all of our peg dolls, guarantees toys are totally safe for children to play with. Under European regulation EN71, all toys must comply with strict standards covering flammability, size and shape, safety of materials, small parts, chemical compounds and much more. Any business selling toys or items with play value must ensure their products comply with these requirements - from large multinational companies right down to small craft sellers. Selling a toy without this testing and without the CE mark is quite simply illegal - always look out for it on your children's toys and if you can't see it, ask the seller.
We can't wait to get these lovely new products on sale - more news very soon!