The French, sustainably designed Meiya & Alvin infant toy collection strives to promote healthy baby development. This Canadian company combines natural, quality materials based on two charming characters from the storybook, “A Day at the Park with Meiya & Alvin, though now the company has also expanded their range to include some fresh faces for tots such as Wallace the bear. Keep reading to see this adorable collection.
The Meiya & Alvin story
The concept of this toy company came to Mano Sheriff, a Sri Lankan woman, who “envisioned a world of innocence where children can just be who they are – a world where the air, and water are clean, and the purity of childhood remains uncompromised.” After that Sheriff wrote her first picture book, A Day at the Park with Meiya & Alvin, and soon after the entire eco-friendly toy collection was born.
Safe, baby-friendly materials
Meiya & Alvin uses all natural, safe and sustainable materials for their toys. Including soft cotton fabrics, plant-based, non-toxic dyes, and fiber filling made from recycled plastic (PET) bottles. Plus, these toys combine natural rubber, sustainably harvested from the Hevea tree, that’s ideal for teethers, with soft textiles for a whole new baby toy experience. All toys are certified non-toxic, BPA-free, phthalate-free, and PVC-free.
The Meiya & Alvin collection is quickly growing and includes lots of cool baby and toddler goodies. Some items include board books in French, rubber toy squeakers, soft and cuddly knit toys, puppets, gift sets, safe rubber teethers, rattles and more. Each character, such as a friendly elephant and mouse, and their corresponding products coordinate nicely with other items in the range.
Eco-friendly packaging and care
All product packaging is fully recyclable, comprised of recycled board and printed with soy based inks. Toys are machine washable and rubber elements can also be wiped clean with a wet cloth.
Pricing of Meiya & Alvin toys are very reasonably priced for an eco-friendly toy collection. With books starting at $6 to $13 teethers to cuddly $20 puppets, to some bling gift sets priced at $34, there’s a Meiya & Alvin toy for every budget.
Some of the Meiya & Alvin collection can be found on Amazon but Great Pretenders carries the entire line of products (when in stock), so visit to see the range and snag a cute new toy for your little one or a friend.