Today at Modern Kids Design, we want to share the story of a toy company with a great social mission. Here goes…. While children’s toys may have changed over the years from simple to complex, building blocks remain a child’s favorite. Discover Tegu blocks – beautiful ecologically constructed building blocks manufactured in Honduras – a magnetic building system that has taken the simplicity of building blocks and transformed their potential to ignite every child’s imagination to its fullest.
Build a giraffe, a crane, a bridge or a skyline – the possibilities are endless. The natural dyed shades of green, blue, yellow and pink coupled with the smooth textured Honduran hardwood invite every child to explore the unexplored. The embedded magnetic system challenges a child to construct complex designs inspired by the mere innovativeness of the blocks.
Produced with 100 percent non-toxic, water-based dyes and rigorously tested to meet the strict CPSIA and EN standards, Tegu leaves no footprint behind in their effort to preserve the environment for the children of today and tomorrow.
An independent toy factory located just outside its namesake town of Honduras, Tegucigalpa, Tegu brings prosperity and hope to a country stricken by poverty. Tegu pays their employees a living wage and pushes long-term career growth and development for their workers. Tegu works alongside a Honduran cooperative that individually handpicks each mature tree for production, facilitating the Honduras forest’s natural regeneration cycle.
An added plus, with each toy set sold, Tegu donates a portion of revenue for replanting efforts to support reforestation. And for children, Tegu partners with a local school to help send children to back to the classroom.
What better way to inspire creativity than through the thoughtfully manufactured Tegu tools of play? Through promoting innovative play, Tegu reaches far beyond the imagination of a child – At Modern Kids Design, we find them very inspiring and can’t help but think about the possibilities that we too can embark upon to promote eco-friendly practices and initiatives. Feel free to let us know what you think at firstname.lastname@example.org. We love hearing from you! And, as always, thanks for reading!