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Best Eco Nursery Items from 2018

Below is a list of winners from the 2018 Eco Excellence Awards in the Nursery category. They have all showcased excellence in a form of sustainability, safety, social responsibility, and health and wellness. For the full list of our 2018 Eco Excellence Winners please refer to this page.

Decor & Accessories - Hevea Rubberwood Stool

HEVEA is a Danish brand designing, developing, producing and selling the most beautiful, safe and eco-friendly natural rubber and Rubberwood products. They have the rubber tree, Hevea Brasiliensis, at the core of our business and thus we are actively fighting for a better world and against climate changes. The Rubberwood Stool (shown above) is a fantastic combination of beautiful design, high safety and great usability. It’s a combination of 100% natural Rubberwood and natural rubber, so it’s solid, beautiful and completely safe. The non-slippery, natural rubber fingerprint and socks ensure increased stability and makes the Rubberwood Stool stunning. Check it out here

Why we love it: Rubberwood is not only a beautiful type of wood. It’s safe and absolutely non-toxic and an extremely environmentally friendly product. The tree absorbs CO2 during its growth period which ensures that it fits perfectly into the HEVEA product range. Another glowing piece to add to Hevea's timeless designs.

Crib Mattress - Colgate zenBaby Hybrid 2-in1 Crib Mattress with KulKote

The zenBaby™ Hybrid 2-in-1 is a versatile, dual-firmness, infant-to-toddler transition crib mattress. The infant side features an extra-firm eco foam made with plant oils and coated with KulKote® for optimal temperature regulation and comfort. The toddler side features durable and supportive microcoils for added pressure relief, breathability and posture support. In keeping safety first, the zenBaby™ Collection is engineered to provide the ideal firmness for baby’s sleep environment and promote the most peaceful rest possible. All Colgate products are hypoallergenic, odorless and GREENGUARD® Gold & CertiPUR-US® certified safe for no harmful emissions. Check it out here

Why we love it: Choosing an organic/natural crib mattress can be overwhelming, as it is a big ticket item with a lot of tech terms that may be misleading. There is nothing misleading with this mattress and they have the certifications to back it up. At an attainable price point of $270, this mattress will give your baby comfort, support, and safety.


This Netherlands based company doesn't necessarily think we need to change the toys available for our children to play with, but we certainly need to change the way they are made. The material BiOBUDDi has developed a complete building block line. The blocks are made from residues from the sugar cane plant. Normal existing plastics are made on the basis of oil. The production of the toy blocks saves 8 times the CO2 emissions in the atmosphere and it is of course a much better option for children. The play set The Arctic play set offers building blocks with an ice blue and snow white touch. Build the big whale or the cheerful seal, the choice is up to the child. Check them out here

Why we love it: It's evident the BIOBUDDI is pushing for a better and more sustainable future for our planet, but they are also for more life-excitement and creativity for our children. With the playset ,there is a playing book in the set and you can find even more creation possibilities on the website. Not to mention, all of the playset themes are compatible with each other, birthing a whole world of entertainment for your child.

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