When I was a teenager, my mother bought a bumper sticker for our car adorned with a cartoon Earth; across from it was the phrase LOVE YOUR MOTHER in big green letters. I loved that sticker â€“ I thought it was such a clever play on words; a neat way to get such an important message across. I havenâ€™t thought about it in years, but I was reminded of it while poring over the Smiling Planetâ€™s web site earlier this week.
The Smiling Planet is a new green company that makes, among other things, the cutest earth-aware plates and placemats for kids Iâ€™ve ever seen. Not only are their plates are made from 100% recycled material, theyâ€™re completely recyclable, too. Theyâ€™re toxin-free, dishwasher safe, stackable and scratch-free, and did I mention theyâ€™re really cute? Because they totally are. (Theyâ€™re also priced right, which, as far as Iâ€™m concerned, is a real bonus these days.)
Itâ€™s not just plates and placemats that are available â€“ the Smiling Planet boasts posters, books, t-shirts and onesies for children that send earth-friendly messages and are printed with water-based inks. All of the Smiling Planetâ€™s merchandise is compliant with the Consumer Product Safety Information Act (CPSIA), and itâ€™s all made in sunny California. The Smiling Planet is dedicated to reducing their carbon footprint while celebrating the world and her diversity, and that certainly shows in their (blissfully licensed character-free) designs.
Find It Here: Smiling Planet