DOING GOOD TOGETHER
Browse the A - Z of Eco Brands
Here at Blue Brontide we're passionate about beautiful children's items. But we also think children's products should be built to last, plastic-free & environmentally-friendly, which is why we only stock children's products designed & made by small independent 'Green brands'. Made in small batches from sustainable materials with respect to our planet & the people on it.
We're so proud to be supporting & highlighting theses brands beautiful products...
- Foraging With Kids -
Adele Nozedar - one of the UK's bestselling foraging authors, writes informative & practical books on foraging in the wild, hedgerow, or even the garden! Encouraging families to interact with their environment and gain knowledge and practical understanding of the natural world through exploration and play together.
In a world of increasingly sedentary lifestyles and a growing detachment from the food that we eat, it has never been more important to encourage children to put down their screens, get outside and engage with nature.
''Spending time in wide-open spaces is something that children tend not to do as much as they used to; however, nature is the best teacher on the planet and foraging is the perfect way to meet that teacher!'' - Adele Nozedar
- Play is essential -
Aleta kids believe play is essential to learn, to grow & to be happy, with this ethos in mind Aleta kids make beautiful wooden toys for little hands to provide our children with the same quality toys they had in their childhood; simple and timeless, made with locally sourced natural materials, sustainably manufactured that endure gracefully the passing of time. With a big no to plastic, Aleta kids believe simple is better!
''We do what we love, and we do it slowly. We believe that change is possible.'' Alexandra Pana & Belén Olmedo - Aleta KidsView collection
Babai Toys - are a small family run business based in the Ukraine that make traditional high-quality wooden toys entirely from locally sourced sustainable FSC timber, incorporating generations of woodworking & craftsmanship skills that have been passed down the family to create timeless toys that encourage open-ended play & capture little ones' imaginations.
Find unique wooden lacing toys, magical dollhouses, classic puzzles to play and balancing games for environmentally friendly toys loved by both children, and parents who appreciate real minimalism and aesthetics!
We hope you love Babai beautiful range of toys as much as we do!View collection
- Built to last, made for keeps -
Our handcrafted wooden toys & children's tableware made are made with love and care in Yorkshire, UK. Made in sustainable oak wood for heirloom quality wooden toys & Eco children's tableware thats built to last made for keeps & designed to be passed down the family gathering memories & character along the way!
Bookspeed - is a small family run book supplier based in Edinburgh who pride themselves on being one of the first 'green' book suppliers in the U.K, with offices run entirely on solar power, their own fleet of electric cars, carbon neutral deliveries and a commitment to using only 100% FSC certified paper you can be happy knowing the children's book your purchasing is from a company that truly cares about the planet.View collection
- Magical designed lighting thoughtfully made -
Bright Corner - creates simple, sophisticated & safe night lights in locally sourced sustainable materials all designed and manufactured from start to finish here in the U.K. for a truly beautiful range of magical children's lights here to create emotional cosiness. Not only are bright corner's lights nursery friendly but they will sit happily in any bedroom or living space! Making you and your home happy!
''I believe that to create positive well-being it is important to focus on the simple and inspirational things in life - for me a big part of that is the home.'' Chloe Harrison - Bright CornerView collection
Fanny and Alexander
Welcome to the world of Gemma Koomen an illustrator making art in her tiny studio in the beautiful wild of Northumberland.
Inspired by the simple things in life: a love of nature, every-day magic and childhood joys, Gemma Koomen makes paintings and illustrations of real and imaginary wildflowers and plants, small people in big places, animals that you could maybe have a conversation with, thoughtful objects and tiny homes.
Find a magical selection of books, cards and prints on sustainably sourced paper, packaged and printed using environmentally friendly practices.
- Scandinavian Simplicity -
Hagelens is a Danish brand that believes less is more, and if you fill your rooms with only the things you truly love then there will never be too much clutter, freeing up time to spend with what's truly important, your kids, which is why Hagelens create simple Scandinavian wooden decor and toys for little ones you'll want to cherish & keep forever.
''We believe that all children deserve a magical place, where they can develop and imagine.'' Camilla - HagelensView collection
- Inspiring design with nature in mind -
Kablooms seedboms are not only fun & innovative but also happen to be super environmentally friendly. Designed to help children (and kids at heart) interact and build a relationship with nature as they 'throw and grow' their fully biodegradable seedboms into the environment leaving only plants behind to transform spaces with a blast of life and colour and help sustain bees, butterflies and other important insect populations by growing nectar-rich wildflowers.
Easy gardening fun & a great gift for green-fingered kids.View collection
KMR Childwood - is a French brand that handcraft the most adorable wooden rattles and teething toys with locally sourced renewable wood from the North of France. Find pure & simple wooden toys in beautiful animal shapes slow made to encourage creativity, imagination and to help little ones learn and grow with simplicity and without the use of plastic.
We work by hand in the north of France, with local wood. We make simple and pure objects & toys, reducing the ecological impact for our children future. - KMR ChildwoodView collection
- Good quality lasts a lifetime -
KOLEKTO's STORIES IN STRUCTURES series, architectural-designed wooden toys that focus on aesthetics, imagination & good craftsmanship. Only working with sustainable materials Kolekto creates timeless & durable toys that evolve with a child’s imagination. The high level of craftsmanship is apparent in each piece which is handmade at their Copenhagen workshop, creating products that can survive for generations & accompany a child into their adult journey as an eternal childhood memory.
''We want to create designs that have a long life for the benefit of both the owner & the environment.'' - Eva Wandel & Rikke Nogel - KOLEKTOView collection
- Nurturing an unforgettable childhood -
Moon Picnic creates carefully designed eco-friendly wooden toys with a focus on engagement – how the toys can connect to children's daily lives, how they can interact intelligently and emotionally with the toy…
Every toy by Moon Picnic is lovingly made to the highest standard with sustainably sourced natural materials to create completely unique & original educational and pretend play toys to help explore your little ones vast imagination.View collection
- Toys created with children and their development in mind -
Natruba - is a small family-owned Danish company that hand makes toys & natural teething toys for babies made from rubber from the hevea tree. Each natural rubber toy is hand-sculpted, hand-cast & hand-painted in food graded dyes for completely unique Eco-friendly teething & sensory toys for babies that are natural, non-toxic & fully biodegradable.
Designed & developed to stimulate all senses with different surfaces to encourage sensory play and the soft natural rubber to satisfy all stages of sore gums and a bell in the bottom to stimulate the sense of hearing, making them a perfect and safe choice for children to play with and babies to soothe and chew on.
-Eco-friendly crafting -
Pom Maker - make the cutest Eco-friendly children's wooden pom-pom makers in pretty pastel colours in adorable doughnut & bow designs to not only make you happy but to make children's craft time even more fun. All the Pom Maker craft toy range is made from FSC certified solid beechwood from sustainable, certified forests for happy crafting & a happy planet. Here to help you unleash your pomtential & make the best poms of your life.
Plastic-free crafting at its best.
Soch & Co
- Luxury Paper Goods -
Soch & Co - make magical letterpress stationery & gifts all printed the pure old fashion way, with elbow grease & no electricity! Send a letter, note or a hug in a card with one of these beautiful printed gifts that are sure to ignite your desire to put pen to paper again.
''The art of letter-pressing might be a dying art but its one we adore… the beautiful impression is something that must be felt to be appreciated.'' -View collection
The Tartan Blanket Co.
The Tartan Blanket Co. is an ethically responsible, family-owned business from Scotland with a commitment to protecting the environment. They provide high-quality, handmade lambswool baby blankets for a warm and snuggly addition to any cot or pram, as well as donating 1% of all profits to local and international causes, meaning for every super soft lambswool blanket you buy you are choosing to give to others.
''We wanted to design something to be loved & used for many years to come, potentially being passed on to future generations'' Emma & Fergus - The Tartan Blanket CompanyView collection
- Educational and artful -
Wee Gallery - offers a range of eco-friendly wooden toys that are not only designed to last, but also to help children learn through play. Made from natural and organic materials, Wee Gallery's toys are simple yet clever, allowing little ones to develop their brains by playing with visuals and exploring a world full of animals. With a focus on ethical manufacturing, these eco toys are sure to become a beloved addition to any family's toy collection.
''We hope to continue to create toys that are simple, clever, and help you discover the beauty of connecting with the little people that are most important to us.'' Surya + Dave - Wee Gallery
- Inspired by nature, created by us -
Wooden Story - is a proud 3 generations-old family-run business, hand-crafting heirloom wooden toys in the beautiful Beskidy Mountains, Poland.
Where they create an eco-certified collection of some of the most beautiful heirloom wooden toys you will ever own. Find beautiful wooden blocks, heirloom dolls, little wooden cars and lots more.
Each 'green' toy is made in FSC certified wood & coloured with all-natural eco-certified paints, free of any harmful chemicals all packaged in eco-friendly canvas bags and boxes designed to be reused or easily recycled, all ready to be handed over as a cherished heirloom gift.
''There is one more thing that makes our toys so special - they can be passed from generation to generation. We hope, that your grandchildren will discover their own Wooden Story in the toys of your children'' - Wooden StoryView collection