This beautiful, naturally colored teething ring aids in the development of purposeful grasping skills for newborns and gives infants the opportunity to explore a variety of textures. Made with 100% certified organic, color grown, fair trade Peruvian Pakucho cotton yarn. As well as, maple wood polished with an organic beeswax/olive oil polish. It is perfect for baby to hold and chew on. Get it wet and throw it in the freezer for added teething relief.
Includes: 1 Teething Ring (in the color of your choice) and an Instruction Card.
The ring measures 3 inches in diameter.
Care Instructions: Wash with warm soapy water and air dry. Re-polish with olive oil or beeswax finish as desired.
Made with Love by a certified Montessori teacher.
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Why Organic cotton?... According to the Organic Trade Association organic cotton is grown using methods and materials that have a low impact on the environment. Organic production systems replenish and maintain soil fertility, reduce the use of toxic and persistent pesticides and fertilizers, and build biologically diverse agriculture. And of course....it's going in your baby's mouth.
Why fair trade?....Fair Trade means that the native Peruvian artisans that grew the cotton and spun it into yarn, and everything in between, were treated fairly. They received fair monetary compensation well above Peru's minimum wage. The working conditions are good and there is never slave labor or child exploitation. Many artisans work on their plantations which also includes working at home.
Why Peru?...Pakucho cotton yarn is Organic and imported from Peru, meaning no genetically modified seed (GMOs), chemicals or pesticides were used to grow the cotton and there were no heavy chemical processes used from the raw picked cotton to the finished yarn product. The carbon footprint for the Peruvian organic cotton is better than if we had sourced organic cotton in the US, which is not an easy thing to do. Their entire production radius is relatively small and the miles it takes for the yarn to travel from Peru to California is more than comparable to an almost non-existent organic cotton source here, based on the fact that 90% of the US cotton crop is conventionally grown.