Since many of us at Inhabitots are Etsy-addicts, we love getting the scoop behind all those crafty family businesses: Smiling Tree Toys has an especially heart-warming background. The couple founded their business last year shortly after returning from a stint with the Peace Corps in Niger, and they have committed to donating to the organization with each toy sold. Currently in the process of making the switch to all FSC-certified wood products, Smiling Tree Toys is already trying to make their wood as green as possible, including sourcing their rich-looking black walnut from local reclaimed trees. Keep reading to hear about some of our favorite Smiling Tree Toys.
We love the smooth, clean design of their cars and trucks including the safari jeep, and also this clever guitar-shaped rattle teether, finished with local beeswax and organic flaxseed oil. But our current favorite is their line of stacking and balancing toys, especially the one in the shape of swiss cheese. Perfect for giving your most experienced stacker a little challenge, the balancing toys looks like fun for moms and dads too.