Posts Tagged ‘children’
We’ve just updated our home page to show off some of the lovely toys we stock here at Green Tulip. No huge pieces of overpackaged plastic for us! All our toys are sold with minimal packaging and are either made from sustainable materials or are made by fair trade producer groups around the world.
One of our newest ranges is Carddies – little hand-drawn card people who live in a box! We think these are great – hours of fun for children aged 3+ (and colouring mad adults too!) and the handy packaging means they are perfect to take out and about. You can see the whole range here…
Back to school is now fast approaching and we’ve got everything you need to make the next year’s packed lunches as sustainable as possible. From insulated lunch bags to reusable stainless steel containers, and reusable food wraps to stainless steel drinks bottles – all designed to avoid using all those prepacked foods available and instead send the kids in with homemade sandwiches or delicious leftovers.
If you are looking for recipe inspiration then take a peek at Kids Konserve’s Back to School recipe board on Pinterest www.pinterest.com/kidskonserve/back-to-school-recipes/ – lots of yummy ideas!
We’ve been stocking the lovely Organics for Kids range in our shop ever since we opened 5 years ago and it is one of our best selling ranges. Our customers love the quality of the organic cotton, the mix of classic design with funky colours and also the fact that they are made in the UK.
We’ve finally added some of the range to the website including these lovely striped rompers. More designs coming soon.
I must admit I’m counting down the days until the children go back to school – it has been a long 6 weeks of juggling everything! Uniform is ordered, school shoes need doing this week (gulp!) but one thing I have sorted is lunch boxes. That has been made easier by the fact that we have some great products designed to reduce all that horrible packaging that tends to come with school packed lunches. First a stylish EarthLust water (or squash) bottle so they don’t need expensive juice cartons. Then a selection of our funky Keep Leaf baggies – ideal for keeping sandwiches and snacks fresh without using plastic bags. And finally a cool bambu spork – half fork and half spoon so perfect for whatever happens to be in the lunch box that day. So a practical (and stylish) lunch kit that just needs a wash at the end of the day and doesn’t end up in the bin. Now I just need to make sure it is all named and comes back home every night!
Following on from my post about the wonderful Leakey Collection a few weeks ago I have now added the funky Zulusport range to the Green Tulip website. The Zulusport necklaces and bracelets are made from the same mix of vibrantly died grass and glass beads as the versatile single strands, but this time they are made into simple bracelet and necklace lengths.
The great thing about the Zulusport range is that it appeals to such a wide range of ages. I like to layer a few bracelets up, mixing colours that coordinate with what i am wearing, but if I’m honest i find the necklaces a bit short for someone of my age! However they are perfect for teenagers who tend to layer them up over a t-shirt – no doubt in colours that don’t co-ordinate at all with what they are wearing… And my 7 year old daughter loves them too – she chooses a matching necklace and bracelet, preferably in pink, with a heart or a ladybird charm (not that she’s particular or anything!).
Do take a look at the range on the Green Tulip – it’s perfect for sending as a gift because it is so light, and you may also spot something you want to treat yourself to too!
As mentioned a few weeks ago Green Tulip is proud to be a member business of the alliance 1% for the Planet. The first of the charities that we have just made our donation to is Young People’s Trust for the Environment (YPTE).
YPTE is a charity which aims to encourage young people’s understanding of the environment and the need for sustainability. They want to give young people a real awareness of environmental problems, such as disappearing wildlife, the pollution of soil, air and water, the destruction of rainforests and wetlands, the spread of desert regions and the misuse of the oceans. And by raising their awareness they will hopefully encourage the leaders (and consumers) of the future to live in a more sustainable way.
My donation will pay for 200 children to receive a free talk (in their own school) from one of their Education Officers about the issues surrounding sustainable development. The Education Office will work with the school to fit their talk around the topics that the children are studying – making it relevant and interesting to the discerning audience!
More information on YPTE can be found on their website and there is also a comprehensive database of information that can be downloaded for free (over 3.3 million pages were downloaded in the last year so it is obviously a resource that is being well used).