It all started with a dream to start my very own business and an increasing interest to be more environmentally friendly. My husband and I noticed that our toddler had no problem differentiating between what goes in the trash and what gets recycled or composted while sometimes we as adults referred to the recycling guide... we realized that it was important to provide our children with more of an eco-friendly environment so that being green would hopefully be second nature for them.
Then our son's third birthday came along, we wanted to get him an eco-friendly toy. As a mother shopping with an infant and a soon to be preschooler, getting out of the house in cold weather and finding very little options per store was surprising and frustrating.
So came the birth of Eko Bear! All eco-friendly and playful too! An online store with affordable, greener options for you, your children and our planet. All the research is done for you; every product is eco-friendly. From biodegradable toys, toys made from recycled materials, toys made with sustainability in mind and just as importantly made with colours that are safe for our little ones as well as our planet.
Although its getting easier to find eco friendly toys and products in Canada is still not an "easy" task! Most companies are in the US and shipping to Canada can be high, especially when you add on the duty and taxes! Eko Bear makes a very simple solution for you! They sell ONLY eco friendly products and are located in Canada so shipping is so much cheaper! There are no duty surprises and you get what you ordered so much faster!!
Brandon got the Sprig Toys dolphin explorer boat and the moto racer! Brandon has been playing with them non stop every since, and because he saw me smelling them, they smell like wood, he keeps smelling them too! Its pretty cute! We are huge fans of Sprig Toys and Eko Bear carries the whole line!
Eko Bear also carries a few other lines, well many actually, but a few are already favorites of mine! Clementine Art, Plan Toys, Piggy Paint, and Green Toys!
Eko Bear shipped to us super fast and with minimal packaging which I also love! They were a dream to work with, very helpful and full of information! They have very generously offered one of you a $30 gift certificate with free shipping! There is also a great discount code for all of you to use! Just use code FunkyMommy for 15% off until the end of March 2011!
Go to Eko Bear and tell me what you would choose with your gift certificate if you won
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