Moving towards a more sustainable future is something we are hugely passionate about here at Le Toy Van HQ.
We’re on a mission to reduce the environmental impact of our products through a series of positive changes that touch every element of our process; from packaging and raw materials, through to production and beyond.
Our most recent move towards planet friendly production and our plastic-free ambition is the introduction of a new eco friendly sachet to replace the existing silica gel that we use to protect our toys from the threat of damage caused by mould and moisture.
This plastic free desiccant is called Micro-Pak Dri Clay® Kraft and is made using natural clay sourced from sustainable mines and packaged in biodegradable Kraft paper.
Since 2020, we have managed to replace over 50% of our product lines with this amazing eco-free alternative, and our goal is to move to 100% in the next few years.
It may seem like a small change, but it’s one that has already had a hugely positive environmental impact, in terms of eliminating both plastic and chemicals as well as reducing water consumption in production.
This revolutionary product is both environmentally responsible and non-toxic, with no risk of leakage—unlike other desiccants, and we are thrilled to be working on this initiative, which marks another step in reaching our long term goal to protect our planet as much as possible.
We’ve also been busy reducing the plastic in all of our packaging and have pledged to remove 100% by 2023. All of our cardboard boxes are recyclable and compostable too and we are continually striving to become a brand that’s truly synonymous with nature, at every single touch point.
Read more about our ethical practices and how we are working tirelessly towards a better, more sustainable future.
You can shop our beautiful collection of sustainable wooden toys and treasures at our online store. From early learning, traditional dolls houses, classic toys, roleplay and play foods, children’s furniture and more. Our beloved curation is waiting to be discovered, with unique pieces that inspire the magic of childhood, through a lifetime of play.
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A little bit about us
We’re Le Toy Van. A big hearted, honest talking family business with a lifelong passion for creating traditional wooden toys.
Georges Le Van, our founder, created the first ever Le Toy Van toy, our beloved wooden Dolls House, over 25 years ago.
Our team of talented toy makers design right here in the UK. And, we only partner with ethical manufacturers where every piece is mindfully made, crafted from solid, repurposed wood. Read the full story.