Selecting toys, clothing, bedding and food for your family which are non-toxic, biodegradable and naturally-derived- this protects your family and the environment
Purchase Fair Trade or Fair Labor products so that workers making the products have a better chance to support their families.
Make romance green by choosing gifts of love which are organic and non-toxic.
Loving your family includes understanding how the conditions you create to ensure a cozy, happy life impact every member. Children and pets are particularly dependant on their parents and are often the focus of the household. There is a tendency to want to keep them safe from harm, clean and well dressed or groomed. It is important to consider how children and pets have a different experience then adults do with the food they eat, the toys they play with and the clothes they wear. Materials used to make toys, clothes and food for our most vulnerable family members can contain toxins. Wood varnishes, plastics, preservatives and fillers can all pose risks. Selecting products which are designed with non-toxic, biodegradable (decompose or break down naturally when discarded) and naturally-derived (coming from the earth, not created in a laboratory) substances means that even if the toy or blanket ends up getting chewed up or snuggled with, your child or pet remains unexposed to chemicals. (See the Home and Garden section to learn about safe household cleaners.)
Additionally, by supporting manufacturers of non-toxic, biodegradable, naturally-derived toys, clothes, bedding and food, it is likely that you are choosing not to contribute to the pollution of another person's family. Materials which have all non-toxic ingredients also benefit the workers who make the products and the communities near the factories or plants that produce them. That means, less air and water pollution and likely less solid waste.