Gift Guide: For the Little Ones

Gift Guide week continues with some great natural picks for babies!

Our first pick the  Mezoome Organic Wabbit Blanket was featured in the fabulous Green Child Magazine!

mezoome press green child magazine

We also have some great alternatives to their choices - like this adorable Elephant plush & teether from Olive & Pickles!

And this little buddy cat from Hazel Village..

gracie cat doll

Stay warm during those cool winter nights with this rocket ship hoodie from the fabulous Maxomorra!

space hoodie

November 18, 2014 by Tina Bar-On

Holiday Gift Guide: For the Little Ballerina

If your little girl is a ballerina at heart, then you will love this gift guide with our Wild Dill picks of toys and clothing with a ballerina spin!

 

Gift Guide: For the Little Ballerina

 

Play dress-up and dance with these adorable ballet slippers, intended for girls who love to dance! Handmade in Morocco with top quality leather these little slippers from Zid Zid Kids are sure to get lots of wear! Available in a range of bright colors from Silver to Turquoise.

For everyday wear we love these organic cotton, ballerina inspired tees! From the top a pink cap sleeve tee with a tutu wearing bunny from French brand Ideo. On the bottom a modern interpretation of the ballet corps with pink ballerina sillouettes on a super soft black tee.

Last but not least, a gift guide wouldn't be complete without a ballerina doll! We love this little organic cotton ballet rabbit, complete with tutu and point shoes from Hazel Village.

 

Shop these plié-inspired picks now for your little ballerina! 

November 17, 2014 by Tina Bar-On

It's a Jungle Out There: Round-up of cute jungle animal outfits for baby!

Elephants, giraffes, zebras, monkeys–oh my! Who doesn't love the colors, shapes and exotic prints that only wild jungle animals provide us. Here is our collection of favorite animal themed baby clothing and toys to get your little one inspired by the wild!

We love these beautifully illustrations from Morado Designs that are printed on super soft organic cotton bodysuits! Each comes packaged for gift giving with a matching gift card. Lion, Elephant, Giraffe and Zebra.

 

Expand the zoo with these organic t-shirts and bodysuits from Biome5. Each letter of the alphabet is represented by a different animal from the expected to the truly unusual!   Frog, Koala, & Owl.

 

Beyond the onesies and tees, we also love these cute little friends from Fair Trade brand Dsenyo. Each little friend is made by hand in Malawi, Africa and has the most beautiful and colorful batik fabrics giving a fun pop of color to each lovable friend.

Owl, Fox, Elephant, Lion

 

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August 10, 2014 by Tina Bar-On

New at Wild Dill, animal doll friends from Hazel Village!

We are a little obsessed with the adorable new woodland doll animals from Hazel Village. Featuring a full range of fun animals from a Fox to Owl, Rabbit and even Bear Cub they've got your forest covered! Each little friend comes with removable clothes that can be swapped with other Hazel Village friends.
The mastermind behind these adorable organic dolls is the very talented Jane Van Cleef from Brooklyn, NY. Jane designs each animal and their fabulous outfits, creates a story and name for each one so they truly come alive before finding a good home with a sweet child.
 Founded in Brooklyn in 2010, each animal is hand stitched using 100% organic fleece cotton and hypoallergenic polyfill stuffing, so they are soft and safe for babies. And, because they are all the same size, the animal’s wardrobe choices are endless, too! Check out Hazel Village woodland heirloom dolls and adorable bird rattles, perfect for birthday or holiday gift giving here on Wild Dill.
 

Here is Jane with one of her adorable friends Gwendolyn the Raccoon. And below are some friends at play!

 

 

 

July 22, 2014 by Tina Bar-On

Brand Love: Ecoleeko, bringing sustainability, color and joy to children's toys

made in usarecommended baby shower gifts

Ecoleeko is a wonderful brand of organic and sustainable and colorfulsoft plush toys for babies and kids from NY state. Each piece is designed and handmade by Sue, a true artist and trained textile designer.

She is truly committed to keeping the toys eco-friendly and sustainable, only plant based fabrics and stuffing are used, NO petroleum based materials.Every plush toy is totally free of plastic materials and very child friendly. Materials include: (see below for detailed explanations); organic cotton fabric and threads, Bamboo fabrics, Kapok fibers, Buckwheat Hulls, Walnut Shells.

A few of my personal favorites as baby shower gifts are the unique little animal rattles. Especially the little seahorse, since it stands out from the usual Safari animals.

 

I also love the white stuffed animal bunny rabbit and polar bear teddy, they are such a classic design. They also seem to have such realistic faces, I imagine a little girl or boy giving them a name and personality.

 

Organic Cotton:  Organic Cotton is grown using NO pesticides or chemicals.The organic cotton materials I use are certified organic, including the corduroy, french terry cloth, brushed cotton, cotton tape used in the ecoleeko tags and the sewing thread I use for all items. The Organic Cotton Fabric is certified organic under the Global Organic Textile Standard, or GOTS.

 

Bamboo is one of the fastest growing sustainable plant grown without pesticides, herbicides or fertilizers. It is a high-yield renewable resource and one of the strongest building materials. When grown, it aids the soil quality and reduces greenhouse gases. It can absorb 5 times the amt. of Carbon Dioxide and produce 35% more oxygen than an equivalent stand of trees, pretty impressive.
The bamboo fiber is 60% more absorbent than cotton fiber. It naturally wicks moisture away from the skin and soft as silk but machine washable.
Kapok fiber is grown from the seed pods of the wild Kapok tree. It is a natural vegetable based fiber known as silk cotton. It is a very sustainable, natural pesticide free material grown in the South pacific. It is naturally like down fibers but hypoallergenic. It is also water and mold resistant, drying quickly and very buoyant.
There is NO comparison when considering the polyfil, petroleum based plastic fibers usually used in most children's dolls.

Buckwheat Hulls are a by product of the buckwheat milling industry. It is a natural, pest and water resistant product that is sustainable, hypoallergenic and pesticide free. They are naturally grown in North America and have been roasted for a more durable hull.

They create a great crunchy sound when touched and when shaken, create a rattle effect. They are a better natural choice to use, than using plastic pieces in baby products.

Walnut shells crushed are a nontoxic biodegradable material. They are naturally nonabsorbent, mold resistant and dust free. The shells are usually used for other applications but they work well as a beanbag filler natural alternative to the petroleum based plastic pellets usually used in children's toys.

I use walnut shells only in the Doll legs and arms. (Allergy notice)

 

Follow our Pinterest board for more organic and natural soft baby toys

May 10, 2014 by Tina Bar-On

Fair Trade February: Spotlight on Indigenous Designs & Dsenyo

Fair Trade February 

Introducing Indigenous Designs & Dsenyo

Support fair trade with beautiful kids clothing and toys from two of our favorite brands.


Indigenous Designs clothing uses fair trade practices while training and empowering local woman's co-ops in South America, allocating a large percentage of production costs to material and labor. The clothing is made from organic and natural fibers with dyes that are friendly to the environment. Dress up any little boy in this smart shirt, perfect for special occasions from Easter to weddings!



Dsenyo (dee-SEN-yo) is giving a hand UP to women and artisans working their way out of poverty. Contemporary products celebrating African Textile design. We love their little plush toys and carry them in our store. The little rabbit is bound to become my toddler's favorite!



Follow our Pinterest Board for more Fair Trade Finds in children's clothing and toys!
March 27, 2014 by Tina Bar-On