Beautiful Trike

I'm still obsessing with all things bentwood.

This is made by Plan Toys. Plan is the only Eco-friendly toy manufacturer to pass and receive the E0 Standard certification (E-Zero is the highest safety standard of exposure to formaldehyde in wooden products or toys). Based in Thailand, Plan Toys supports safe working environments, emphasizes sustainable development, guarantees fair wages, offers no discrimination and no use of child labor. As well, their toys are made of replenished sustainable Rubberwood* in their own factory so they can control the entire process from wood selection, to manufacturing, to shipping. A natural kiln-dry process is used in place of chemical treatment to preserve and stabilize the wood thus making the products preservative-free. Only natural, non-toxic water-based dyes are used. The paints have been tested by independent labs and found to be safe for children and for the surrounding environment.

* After the economic life of the rubber tree (30 years) the latex that it yields becomes extremely low and the planters then fall the tree to plant new ones. So, unlike other woods that are cut down for the sole purposed of producing furniture, Rubberwood is used only after it completes its latex producing cycle and dies.