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organic toolbox

by Janice Masoud and the Sekem organic cotton farm $34.00

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Handy Kid

The quietest tools you'll ever own, this darling set is made and stuffed with 100% organic Egyptian cotton and comes in a wooden tool box. Super-soft, easy to grip and washable, babies can chew on these while teething, while older children can use them for imaginative play. Tool box includes a hammer, saw and paintbrush with room for more toys! Made in Egypt.

Uses low impact dyes and hand picked 100% organic Egyptian cotton.

Click here to read about creator Janice Masoud and the Sekem organic cotton farm.

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Item ID
18098
Made from
100% organic cotton
Measurements
Box: 9.25" L x 7" H x 6" D, Paintbrush: 6.25" L x 2.25 W, Saw: 9.25" L x 3.25" W, Hammer: 8.5" L x 5" W
Notes
All ages. Toolbox for storage purposes only. Tools: machine wash in cold water and machine dry.
  • the maker

Janice Masoud and the Sekem organic cotton farm

Prior to founding her company in 1997, president Janice Masoud worked as an apparel designer for 14 years. When searching for organic products for her young children, who were experiencing allergic reactions to conventionally manufactured products, she discovered organic Egyptian cotton at the Sekem Initiative Farms in Egypt, and immediately started working with the farm on a line for the U.S. market.

Back then, organic cotton was not readily available, so Janice thought about starting a company to make organic baby clothes that could benefit her own children as well as others.

The Sekem Farm provides a worldwide model community for biodynamic agriculture and a workplace that is fully supportive of its workers, from educational programs to health care. From the cottonseed to the spinning and weaving of yarn to the sewing process, every manufacturing step is completely toxin free.

All Sekem farms are "Demeter" and COAE (Center of Organic Agric. in Egypt) Certified.

Demeter certification is the highest certification in the world, ensuring that the entire process, from growing the cotton, spinning, weaving, dying all the way to sewing the garment is certified. All Under the Nile hangtags feature the Demeter logo.

Sekem's group of biodynamic engineers assists all its organic cotton farms with any issues that may arise. A farm that has transitioned into organic farming can be certified after three years, which means absolutely no pesticides, insecticides, defoliants, or harmful chemicals can be used on the land for three consecutive years prior to certification. During this transitional period, Sekem helps the farmers trade their cotton on the local market for a fair price. After that period, Sekem purchases the certified organic cotton at above market price.

Sekem employs 700 people in its production facility, with 2,000 farm workers, and a co-op of 50 farmers who grow organic cotton on approximately 12,000 acres. collection

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ORGANIC TOOLBOX
 
4.5

(based on 11 reviews)

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91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun (7)

Cons

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Best Uses

  • Young children (5)
  • Imaginative play (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
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5.0

Great gift

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from long island, new york

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Comments about ORGANIC TOOLBOX:

The little one year old loved this gift.

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4.0

Well liked!

By 

from Pittsburgh, PA

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        Comments about ORGANIC TOOLBOX:

        Our nephew loved it and banged away with the tools all day!

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        • Yes

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        5.0

        Perfect center piece for women's retreat

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        from Gainesville, FL

        About Me Grandparent

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        Pros

        • Fun

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          Best Uses

          • Imaginative Play

          Comments about ORGANIC TOOLBOX:

          Center piece decoration

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          4.0

          Great idea for specific babies!

          By 

          from wisconsin

          About Me Parent Of Two Or More Children, Stay At Home Parent

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          Pros

          • Fun

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Imaginative Play

            Comments about ORGANIC TOOLBOX:

            I did not see this gift in person but the parents said it is great. I bought this for my brother-in-law's first baby... brother in law is a craftsman so I thought this was perfect. They seemed to appreciate the humor.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

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            5.0

            Go ahead - saw the coffee table

            By 

            from Los Angeles

            About Me Godmother

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            Pros

            • Fun
            • Non-toxic
            • Soft

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Accident-prone Children
              • Imaginative Play
              • Young Children

              Comments about ORGANIC TOOLBOX:

              Great toy for any young child who likes to pretend he/she's fixing things (without accidentally sawing your table in two in the process). Tools are super soft and remind me of Charlie Brown cartoons for some reason. Great gift for young (accident-prone) kids!

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              • Yes

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              2.0

              Toybox has oily finish

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              from Central Illinois

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                    Comments about ORGANIC TOOLBOX:

                    I purchased this as a gift for a friend's first birthday. It is very cute and the tools seem well made. The toolbox edges were rounded for safety. However, the toolbox has an oily finish that stains paper and probably would stain fabric as well.

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                    • Yes

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                    4.0

                    Perfect Baby Toy Gift

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                    from New York, NY

                    About Me Aunt

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                    Pros

                    • Fun

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Imaginative Play
                      • Motor Skills Development
                      • Young Children

                      Comments about ORGANIC TOOLBOX:

                      Gave this to mother to be at baby shower. It was the perfect present to come from her brother the carpenter for her baby boy.

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                      • Yes

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                      5.0

                      Chew toy with a chuckle

                      By 

                      from Southern Shores, NC

                      About Me Parent Of Two Or More Children

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                      • Fun

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                        • Young Children

                        Comments about ORGANIC TOOLBOX:

                        Our young nephew chews away and the adults get a laugh because we know that his daddy loves tools.

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                        • Yes

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                        5.0

                        Too cute!

                        By 

                        from Texas

                        About Me Grandparent

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                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Fun

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Young Children

                          Comments about ORGANIC TOOLBOX:

                          My 5-month old grandson loves the tool box.
                          His favorite to chew on is the hammer!
                          Very cute and just the right texture for a baby to teethe on.

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                          • Yes

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                          5.0

                          I would buy this product again and again

                          By 

                          from Oklahoma City

                          About Me First time AUNT

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                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Fun

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Young Children

                            Comments about ORGANIC TOOLBOX:

                            My 8 month old nephew loves this. The tools are soft enough that he won't hurt himself or someone else and since they are fabric, he can also chew on them.

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                            • No

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