Friday, October 21, 2011

eco toy stuffing

"I'm full of corn!" shouts puppy.

I did a little research recently on eco toy stuffing and thought I'd pass on a couple of posts I found. I'm using corn stuffing at the moment which if you check out this excellent post you'll find out that it's 100% corn derived, has very low flammability and is non-allergenic (yay!! screams my inner hayfever/asthma/eczema self - although since I gave up dairy that's no longer an issue but it sure is nice to use a product that I know won't aggravate allergies in little ones).

Here's two excellent posts to ponder if you're thinking of giving up that petroleum-based plastic polyfil:

Oh My Green :: Eco-friendly toy stuffing
Funky Friends Factory :: Toy stuffing

And if you're using an eco toy stuffing or have some stuffing tips leave a comment, would love to know your thoughts!


Baban Cat said...

Great post. I've been using organic cotton wadding to stuff toys. It's probably not ideal but it's soooo soft. I love it!

Kylie said...

This is wonderful - thank you so much for posting about this Rebecca! I've just ordered inserts from them for my cushions. Thank you :) Kx

Jane said...

Thanks so much for posting about this. I make a few toys for friends and family and have wanted a better form of filling. Just ordered some corn fibre from one of those sources!

Jetta's Nest said...

If we're not careful, corn will take over the world ;)...I think somewhere in the deep recesses of my brain I remember someone using raw wool offcut bits as well which is eco but no good for you (although, there's no meat in it).

Martta said...

I've thinking about eco stuffing, but have never gotten around to researching the subject. Thanks for doing all the hard work for me! Much appreciated.