By Reyne Rice, Toy Trend Analyst and Trend-Spotter, New York, New York, USA
First posted on the YourToyCom.com blog forum and community website serving the toys, games and childrens’ technology industries, on behalf of the Spielwarenmesse. Spielwarenmesse is the leading and largest International ToyFair in the world, held annually in Nuremberg, Germany in early February.
So many incredibly innovative and wonderful Eco-Friendly toys are being launched and presented here at the Spielwarenmesse 2013.
This ongoing sustainability trend continues to play an understated role in the toy industry. Consumers are more vocal about wanting to have toys that are safe, non-toxic and made from natural materials, and from factories and manufacturers that support using sustainable practices.
Many retailers and consumers are carving out budgets for these types of products that promote eco-consciousness and concern for our natural resources. These include wooden and fabric toys, products and games made from recycled materials and those that educate children about what they can do, to take small steps toward protecting and preserving our environment.