Anyone can make your typical rubber duckie but it takes imagination, thought, and a real want for awareness to make King Eiders and endangered animals. It's also very rare these days that you can find a bathtoy that floats upright instead of falling over on its side in the tub and staying that way. Most companies could honestly care less but Perennial Toys takes that extra care and time.
A few months ago, we were lucky enough to receive a King Eider Arctic Habitat Gift Set to review from Holly at Perennial Toys. With this set for children ages three and above, you receive a king eider and floating iceberg made of phthalate-free plastic with recycled content, a bar of 100% pure soap shaped like a baby duck, the My Arctic 1-2-3 children's book, an education coloring book on the King Eider, and it all comes in a 100% cotton mesh bag with their business card as a magnet attached.
The point of the set being packaged this way is to reduce waste and all that tossable packaging you usually get when you buy something. Perennial Toys really does care about the environment and they try to show that through their products and business practices. I guess you could say that not only do they talk the talk but they walk the walk as well.
I love their "mission statement" which reads "Perennial Toys is dedicated to creating toys and gifts that enhance a child’s understanding of Earth’s habitats. We focus on aquatic habitats and the endangered animals that depend on these sensitive environments. Each Perennial product also reflects our mission to manufacture and promote eco-friendly toys and gifts. A percent of your purchase supports wildlife conservation efforts".
Fun new friends that have recently been added to their line are the Arctic Polar Bear and the Narwhal Whale. Both are adorable and come in gift sets of their own (habitat set, pail set, etc).
Knowing that this company truly cares and also considering the fact that they are local (based out of Albuquerque, NM) means I will definitely be buying from them in the future. What greater gift can we give to our children than the gift of awareness and responsibility?