Natural Rubber Bathtub Pals: Shark
Organic - Fair Trade - Natural
Wild Dill an independent online retailer of organic, eco-friendly and fair trade baby products. Wild Dill has established itself as a premier source for natural baby products and gifts. It’s the one-stop shop for anyone looking for natural baby toys, organic baby clothing, or any other natural alternatives to traditional children's products. Materials used to make the clothing, bedding, or toys include soy fiber, bamboo fabric, and organic cotton.
Organic Clothes Made in USA
Wild Dill, a fair trade clothing store, was created by Jennifer in 2008 and was inspired by her son Dylan, hence the name Wild Dill. After the original Wild Dill grew up, Jennifer was ready to move on to a new project. In 2014, the store changed hands and is now owned by Tina Bar a mom of 2 little boys. The store name stayed the same but the mission to support ethical children's fashion, green products and made in USA brands hasn't changed.
"I came across Wild Dill eco friendly fashion store and loved the design, products and mission that Jennifer started. Once I found out the store was for sale I realized this was the business I was meant to own. The final sign was when I found out she lived a few towns over from me in the San Francisco Bay Area, after an in-person meeting I purchased the site in October and became the proud new owner of Wilddill.com. Since becoming the new owner I have been building up new inventory to bring new organic, fair trade and heirloom style clothing and toys styles our loyal customers. We hope you enjoy our selection and customer service focused shopping experience."
Eco Clothing For Kids and Babies
At Wild Dill you will find eco clothing for babies and kids that are natural and unique. We source our brands from designers who care about quality, design and sustainability. At Wild Dill you will find products that celebrate the curiosity of childhood, joy of motherhood and comfort of home. All of our products aim to 'spark joy' and be part of future happy memories.
Handmade Organic Home decor
Our selection celebrates color, pattern and a global perspective. Clothing is chosen from indie designers who choose soft, comfortable fabrics with a focus on organic and pima cottons. Handmade and heirloom quality toys from top quality sustainable wood, cotton or other natural materials. Organic bedding and nursery decor that is whimsical and inspired by the natural world and invoke wonder and curiosity. Jewelry and home decor that celebrate mom and create a bohemian, worldly comfortable home.
Brands are chosen for their unique point of view and quality products and include indie designers, fair trade artisans and USA based family businesses. Transparency is very important that is why on each product page you will find details on the production; you can also search by various materials and see the country of origin. Brands with inherent social missions such as our large range of Fair Trade partners details their craftspeople and organizational mission.
Giving back and continuing our work of creating a safe and natural world for the next generation is very important to me personally. That is why a portion of each Wild Dill sale supports the Tree Planting Foundation, a wonderful non-profit that brings fruit trees to a range of communities worldwide.
BeginAgain's Bathtub Pals are natural rubber sea creatures that want to share your child's bathtub, pool or beach playtime! They bubble when submerged and then drain easily and completely. No more yucky mold build-up in the bath toys!
Grey Shark, see all the other animals here
Dishwasher safe - top rack preferably.
Fairly made in China from natural rubber.
We realize toy manufacturing in China can be concerning we believe that BeginAgain toys have taken extensive steps to make sure their products are safe for children, the environment and factory workers. Below is a list of FAQs provided to us by the brand.
BeginAgain is an environmentally friendly company producing and distributing toys made in the USA and China. We offer plant-based products for today's families.
Products & Materials
What are your toys made from?
BeginAgain toys are made from plant-based materials whenever possible—our goal is to move kids from oil to soil! We use rubberwood, natural rubber, maple wood and beech wood. When necessary, we also use eco-friendly plastics made with corn starch, wheat starch, reclaimed wood and recycled plastic.
Where are your toys made?
BeginAgain toys are made in factories located near the native sources of our plant-based materials. Manufacturing near the source of our materials allows for smarter, more efficient use of energy and natural resources.
- The natural rubber and rubberwood used to make our toys is natively grown and produced in China.
Why do you use rubberwood?
Rubberwood (hevea brasiliensis) grows very quickly—much like bamboo—and provides vegetable sap that we use to make our durable rubber toys. Grown on farms and plantations (not in forests), the rubberwood trees produce sap for many years. When they are fully mature and stop producing sap, the trees are harvested for their hardwood. Rubberwood trees provide a natural alternative to PVC, vinyl and other pliable, oil-based plastics. It also is a strong, sustainably grown hardwood that is perfect for making heirloom quality toys.
How well do you know your manufacturing partners?
Our rubberwood factory was inherited with the BeginAgain acquisition of ImagiPLAY, a Boulder, Colorado, company that led the toy industry in rubberwood manufacturing for toys. Our factory is female owned and family run. Built in partnership with ImagiPLAY, this factory was founded on the principles of fair living wages and sustainable practices. ImagiPLAY founder Barbera Aimes pioneered sustainable wood toys and we are proud to carry her torch today.
We regularly conduct independent audits of our all of partner manufacturers to ensure social, employment standards are met, and our product meets safety and quality control standards.
Are your toys safety tested?
Yes, all of our toys are tested by independent laboratories. We design our toys to meet or exceed standards set by the USA, Canada, Europe, Australia and New Zealand.
Why aren’t all of your toys made in the USA?
The plant-based materials we choose dictate where we make our toys. Rather than shipping raw materials around the globe, we make our toys near the native source of the material.
Are your rubber toys dishwasher safe?
Yes. Please place in the top rack of the dishwasher only using a regular wash cycle (sanitize is too hot).
Are your rubber toys synthetic?
No, we use natural rubber for our bathtub toys, not synthetic rubber.
Natural rubber is a plant-based alternative to PVC, vinyl, and other pliable, oil-based plastics. It is NOT latex and has been processed to remove the proteins that cause allergens, but people with latex sensitivities should exercise caution with these toys. All of our natural rubber is nitrosamine free and does not contain any plasticizers like BPA, Phthalates or heavy metals.
Is your rubber nitrosamine free?
Yes, the natural rubber we select for our toys is nitrosamine free.
Are your rubber toys made entirely of natural rubber or is the material a blend of something?
Our bathtub toys are primarily made from natural rubber, but there is 4-5% organic pigment for color and calcium carbonate (chalk) used as filler/binder. The natural rubber content of these toys is in the 93% range depending on color.
Natural rubber is a plant-based alternative to PVC, vinyl, and other pliable, oil-based plastics. It is NOT latex and has been processed to remove most proteins that cause allergens, but people with latex sensitivities should exercise caution with these toys. All of our natural rubber is nitrosamine free and does not contain any plasticizers like BPA, Phthalates or heavy metals.