The world we live in is going through dramatic ecological and environmental changes. The toy industry is growing more aware of the issues and is becoming more responsive to the changes in a wide variety of ways. There are new operational safety standards, more eco-friendly practices being employed by companies and retail outlets, and more innovative green products being produced and sold. Those in the toy industry are also taking new green principles and practices back home, into schools, and reaching out to others. Some changes are small, but each change makes a contribution to reduce the carbon footprint and helps to make our homes, work sites, and products safer and less toxic.
Nino Manjavidze creates toys by hand, she needs a place to continue her work. mostly she does it for free. but if she has a place where she can work, it will become a business and help the world.
Parents want to feel good about the products they give their kids. Toys have always been judged by their play value, but now they are also being judged by the 'ingredients' they are made from. Parents want toys that are made from safer, greener materials that are both good for their kids and good for the earth.