Sunday, June 27, 2010
Imagination Box Company
"An eco-friendly or "green" toy is both environmentally and socially responsible.
Our products are made from 45% post-consumer recycled materials and are 100% recyclable!
We care a great deal about contributing all we can to sustaining planet Earth for generations to come. So, when you buy, buy green! It's a gift that keeps on giving!"
-Owners of the Imagination Box, Co.
The owners of the Imagination Box Company’s mission are to create arts and craft toys that teach about recycling and the environment while they have fun. The creators of this toy created this for their young children who they home schooled. Their children are now adults. They live on a farm in Idaho and wanted to create a toy that was environmentally friendly. They wanted to make a change in the toy industry and started their business in April of 2007. Their toys are made from 45% post consumer materials, and since both the toys and packaging are 100% recyclable they consider themselves to have 95% zero waste products. The watercolors, which come with the box, are the only non-recyclable part of the toy. They are 100% made in the American in Idaho. The toys are assembled by the Panhandle Special Needs, Inc., who provides people with disabilities jobs and an important place in society. The dyes on the toys are earth friendly and water based. They are dedicated to being the change we wish to see in the world.
We believe - "There's an artist in every child and a child in every artist!"
This is what they're saying about our Country Cottage at IParenting Media:
"The positive characteristics of this product are: first, that it is a "green" product in the sense that it can be recycled; second, that it is easy to assemble and sturdy enough to stay together; third, that it is a wonderful idea to have a toy that children can paint and be creative without worrying they are ruining it; and fourth, that it ends up as a nice house that children can use to play with other toys like stuffed animals or dolls."