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Eco-friendly toy brand launches in Stockport

A new eco-friendly toy brand has launched in Stockport, selling fun and vibrant jigsaws for children.

Play Shed Puzzles, operated from Heaton Mersey, specialises in vector artwork designs, produced with bright colours and kind-to-planet materials.

Three puzzles feature in the launch; a unicorn, a mermaid and a space explorer, all with 48 pieces, perfect for 4-6 year olds.

Handmade

Each jigsaw is handmade in Britain using vegan inks, chlorine-free paper and 100% recycled millboard, as well as carrying the official Made in Britain stamp.

Founded by mum-of-two, Jacqueline Buckland, Play Shed Puzzles aims to provide children with fun, sustainable games that are free from chemicals and can be pieced together time and time again.

The launch comes as The United Nations Environment Programme found toys to be the most plastic intensive industry in the world, with millions sent to landfill every year without even being used.

As well as landfill issues, there have been recent warnings over the levels of chemicals in toy production, shown to affect fertility and child development.

Sustainable toys

Jacqueline said: “I really wanted to do something to contribute to the sustainability issues the world is currently facing.

“In recent years, I’ve asked friends and family to stop buying plastic toys for my children and instead, buy books, wooden toys or board games.

“It seemed like a nice opportunity to take things a step further and launch a toy brand that ticks all of the sustainability boxes but is also fun and lets me be creative.”

Discount for first purchases

Play Shed Puzzles designs are available for £15 each and come with free delivery in certain parts of south Manchester. A 10% discount can be enjoyed on first website purchases with code WELCOME10.

As well as selling her jigsaw puzzles online, Jacqueline will also be joining the Heaton Moor Producers Market and The Makers Market from Autumn.

 

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