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February 2010 | Vol. IX - No. 2


TDmonthly Goes Inside ... Sparrow, Los Angeles

Eco-Friendly Toys and Clothes Comfort Parents and Kids

By Alison Marek
February 2010

When Terrie Owen became pregnant with her daughter and couldn't find the kinds of eco-friendly, organic toys and products she wanted, she realized she'd stumbled onto a business. She opened Sparrow to provide other concerned parents safe, well-crafted and environmentally sound toys and clothes. In the video below, hear Terrie talk about her experiences opening the Los Angeles store, then scroll down to see some of her best sellers.

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Wooden Tree House by TREE BLOCKS

Wooden Tree House by TREE BLOCKSKids can release their inner Robinson Crusoe with this building set. The natural wood pieces can fit together in a number of ways to build the perfect island getaway. (Watch the Wooden Tree House Video Watch Video) 1/27/2010


Banjo by PLANTOYS

Banjo by PLANTOYSLittle kids can Pollywolly doodle all day on this wooden banjo (Watch the Banjo Video Watch Video) 1/27/2010 (Age: 3 to 6)


CALAFANT Dollhouse by CREATIVE TOYSHOP

CALAFANT Dollhouse by CREATIVE TOYSHOPThis CALAFANT Dollhouse comes complete with balcony and two big rooms on the backside. All doors open. Made from recycled material and is 100% biodegradable. Decorate inside and outside, create wallpaper and pictures. Ideal in size for play with 3" dolls and animals. Assembled product is approx. 15" x 7" x 16" (Watch the CALAFANT Dollhouse Video Watch Video) 6/5/2009 (MSRP: $24.99; Age: 3 to 10)


Kitty Egg Crayon Set by KITTY BABY LOVE

Kitty Egg Crayon Set by KITTY BABY LOVEThese little cuties have been individually custom-molded from nontoxic wax crayons. Their faces are then hand-carved into their egg-shaped bodies, one egg at a time. They are ergonomically shaped for little hands, although they are great for all ages. They stand on their own and come in a half-dozen egg crate. Also sold individually. They measure 1.25" wide x 1.6" high. (Watch the Kitty Egg Crayon Set Video Watch Video) 1/27/2010 (MSRP: $18.00; Age: 0 and Up)


The Nesting Cube by PUZZLED, INC.

The Nesting Cube by PUZZLED, INC.Kids can learn about colors, numbers, stacking and nesting with this set of wooden nesting boxes. (Watch the The Nesting Cube Video Watch Video) 1/27/2010 (Age: 0 to 3)


Hand-Knit Plushies by DESIGN AFRICA

Hand-Knit Plushies by DESIGN AFRICAThese soft hand-knit toys encourage open-ended play. (Watch the Hand-Knit Plushies Video Watch Video) 1/27/2010 (Age: All Ages)






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