Spring has finally come to Portland, Maine. Today, we should reach a high of 64 degrees. Trees are starting to show a true commitment to budding and soon the lilacs will be in full force. Kids are in shorts with no jackets! To say it was a long winter would be an understatement. We're so happy to have the windows open and the kids OUTSIDE!
It is time to climb trees, plant gardens and go to the beach. With this new season also comes a new breath of fresh air for eco-kids. We are at it developing four new products to introduce this August at NY NOW. Like life, this business is in a constant cycle. It is this time of year that we pick ourselves up and dust ourselves off from our busiest time of the year. Now we get to the art of bringing concepts to life and eco-kids products to shelves. We have always been blessed with the constant support of locally owned toy stores and boutiques. This past year we have started to find eco-kids products on shelves in larger chain stores. Growing is the goal. More USA made products, equals more USA jobs. The more support and shelf space eco-kids takes up means the less room for "other" products that are not made with our environment in mind. It is also important to remember that we are not all environmentally conscious. For some people, it was just a matter of growing up without the environment being an important subject. That being said, when a new customer picks up our products in a small store or a large chain, hopefully they read the box, see our ingredients, notice the responsible packaging and a change can start to happen for them on the way they view our planet.
One individual change of perception is not only a change for them, but its one more person who cares about the environment for all of us, regardless of what store they found us in.
earth day ~ every day