Apple Park

Organic toys made with love

Who They Are

Angie Ting, mother and founder of Apple Park, wanted to provide healthy and sustainable toys for her children and the environment. Her experience growing up in a family of talented toy designers helped drive her passion of starting a brand of sustainable childrens’ toys! Apple Park’s classic children’s toys are made with organic, eco-friendly materials that are safe for children.

The name “Apple Park” was chosen for the warm vibes each word stands for. “Apple” represents a new beginning, love, and curiosity, and “Park” refers to a place where man and nature comes together for playful enjoyment. Apple Park ultimately aims to provide unique lovable children toys that are crafted from sustainable and recycled materials, with products that are healthy for both your little one and the environment.


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Why We Like Them

There are many reasons why we love Apple Park products. To start, Apple Park products are made with both your child and the environment top of mind. In order to achieve that goal, they use organic cotton certified by GOTS or Organic Content Claim Standard in their adorable products, so your little one is free to love on their soft plush toys as much as possible!

On top of that, none of their toys touch harmful chemicals or carcinogenic materials, and they’re hypoallergenic, too! Apple Park specifically uses azo free dye. Azo dyes are a harmful class of dyes that are not only made with carcinogenic chemicals, but they can easily rub off on the skin. Apple Park understands the importance of understanding everything that goes into their products, so they turn instead to GOTS Low Impact Dye to create their beautiful pastel colors.

They don’t stop at their products, however. Apple Park focuses on well-rounded sustainability, including the packaging their products arrive in! They use recycled paper for their products’ packaging, and print on them using soy ink (staying true to the no-harmful-chemicals theme!)

So, if you’re a conscious parent and care about the materials that your child handles, then Apple Park is the sustainable choice for your eco-friendly baby! Their soft, cozy, sweet toys will quickly become well-loved members of the family.

  • OEKO-TEX
    OEKO-TEX
  • GOTS Certified
    GOTS Certified
  • Recycled Packaging
    Recycled Packaging
  • Low Impact Dyes
    Low Impact Dyes
  • Organic Cotton
    Organic Cotton
  • Recycled Plastic
    Recycled Plastic

The OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 is a global independent certification system that regulates the use of harmful chemicals for yarns, fabrics, and finished textiles. Products with this certification meet rigorous environmentally friendly standards, as well as human-ecological health standards. OEKO-TEX® also creates standards based on the item’s proximity and sensitivity of the skin. For example, OEKO-TEX® holds baby clothing to a higher standard than an outer coat. For a product to earn this certification, all parts of the product must meet the criteria, including parts of clothing such as buttons, linings, threads, etc.

 

The Global Organic Textile Standard is an international processing standard for organic fibers that covers everything from processing, packaging, and distributing organic fibers. GOTS certified products are labeled organic if they contain 95% or more certified organic fibers, and are labeled as “made with organic” if they contain at least 70% organic fibers. GOTS assures that textiles are produced with socially responsible labor and environmentally conscious manufacturing. Certified textiles must follow guidelines on chemical use, energy and water consumption, safety and living standards for employees, waste produced throughout the manufacture process, and more.

This product is packaged or shipped in materials that contain recycled content.

Companies can adopt multiple practices to dye their textiles and products in a more environmentally safe way. Low impact dyes usually do not contain toxins such as heavy metals, plasticizers, fluorocarbons, and formaldehyde. Sustainable dyes can also be water or plant based, or use less water than conventional dyeing methods.

Organic cotton production uses zero chemical pesticides and fertilizers, promoting a healthier use of land and decreasing harmful agricultural runoff. By steering clear of toxic chemicals, workers experience less exposure to hazardous conditions, promoting social responsibility as well as environmental stewardship. Plus, farming methods for organic cotton have been shown to use up to 20% less water than nonorganic production methods. Choosing organic cotton eliminates the use of insecticides and other harmful chemicals, promotes efficient resource use, and results in a safer products and a cleaner planet!

Recycled plastic utilizes salvaged post-industrial plastic scraps and post-consumer products such as water bottles and other plastic containers, and transforms them into new products. The containers are sorted, crushed, and then heated to form resins, which are liquid plastics that can harden into new shapes. These resins can be molded and used to create anything from carpet to outdoor furniture. Recycling plastic lowers the amount of petroleum extracted and the production of greenhouse gasses associated with first-time plastic production. Plus, by using these existing materials, we’re benefiting from the original energy and resources spent to create them in the first place, while diverting waste from the landfill.

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