We love CANDY LAB! Here's what they've got to say about the way they work: Mass-produced plastic as a material is barely older than a century, yet humanity managed to drown an entire planet with it in a geological blink of an eye. And we have centuries left to live with the amounts we produced so far, with no sign of slowing down. The only possible response to that is to make LESS PLASTIC. We at Candylab have built our business model around products that do not harm our environment and we have long ago decided to use biodegradable and renewable materials whenever possible and as much as possible, until truly biodegradable polymers are widely available for consumer goods. Even if you've known us for a short while, you know that woodworking is part of our DNA, from a general appreciation and respect of the medium, all the way to inventing new ways to carve it into unexpected shapes. While avoiding plastic should be an end in itself, we simply love woodworking and wouldn't work in any other material. And to perfect our toys, we've been pushing since day one to turn our craft into ever more unexpected, novel and sophisticated designs that can compete on merit and affordability with larger brands and their mass-produced plastic output. Products that are made from stuff that grows, matures, spends some time as a toy, and returns back to mother Earth, without sickening anyone during its life cycle. Wood, soy inks, water-based paints, degradable rubber, and metal parts are all part of our old school way pf making toys, with a modern design twist. We avoid plastic packaging like the plague that it is and continuously look for ways to make our supply chain more efficient. Lastly, the beech we use in making our toys comes from North American, well-managed forests where we can trace its path to our woodworking shop.