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Cate & Levi Hand Puppets Review

By Fredrica Syren:

As an eco-friendly family, we take steps to reduce our carbon footprint by refusing plastic, especially when it comes to our children’s toys. It’s a huge step in the right direction, so if you want to make sure your children’s toys are as sustainable as possible, choose toys that are handcrafted and made with post-consumer recycled materials.

Cate and Levi is a family company in Toronto, Canada, that sells hand puppets, stuffed animals, clothing, kids’ decor and DIY kits. Their collections are made from premium reclaimed or recycled materials. What I like about this company is how the entire process, from production to shipping, focuses on delivering safe, eco-friendly products while reducing their carbon footprint. All material used in Cate & Levi’s toys are sourced as close to home as possible.

I love how no toy is the same — they are all a little unique. Each one is made from reclaimed wool that comes from reclaimed sweaters. Before the products are cut and sewn, the sweaters are industrially cleaned with an eco-friendly detergent and super-hot water — both for cleanliness and so that the material felts. The choice of reclaimed wool reduces demand for new materials that require both water and oil for production.

My 4- and 6-year-old boys each have hand puppets, and they absolutely love them. The puppets invite so much imaginary play. As a mom, I feel comfortable that these toys will bring only happiness to my kids, and that they are safe because Cate & Levi’s products are safety tested for ALL AGES, newborn and up.

Cate and Levi are offering 20% off their responsibly made products to Green-Mom.Com readers with the coupon code Insta20 

Check out my YouTube video about Cate and Levi sustainable puppets:

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Fredrica Syren, the author and founder of Green-Mom.com, was born in Sweden. Her mother was a classically trained chef who introduced her to many eclectic flavors and skills at a young age. Her mom’s passion for the outdoors and gardening planted the seed for her own love of nature and healthy eating. She received a degree in journalism and has worked as a print, Internet and broadcasting journalist for many years with big businesses within Europe and the United States. After her mom was diagnosed with terminal cancer and she with pre-cancer, Fredrica changed her career to become a full time yoga teacher and activist. A longtime world traveler, foodie and career woman, she was exposed to many facets of life, but nothing inspired her more than becoming a mom. After her first-born, Fredrica began a food blog focusing on local, seasonal, organic & vegetarian dishes. Years of food blogging developed into the cookbook Yummy in My Tummy, Healthy Cooking for the Whole Family. Upon the arrival of her second child, Fredrica founded Green-Mom.com. Her vision was to establish a site providing insight about gardening, home and personal care, baby & child, and of course food & nutrition. Green-Mom.com hosts many talented writers shedding light on ways to incorporate eco-friendly and nutritious practices for busy families. She is an advocate for organic, local and sustainable businesses. Fredrica hopes to inspire social change through her lifestyle, passion and business. Fredrica lives with her husband James Harker-Syren and their three children in San Diego, CA.

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