Inside out toys Ltd
IOT – Home of Sustainable Toys
Inside Out Toys Ltd was established 10 years ago by Julian Garner; an entrepreneur looking to provide for his family, and to keep him and his wife busy. The company was originally established in a small industrial unit just outside Derby – Julian’s hometown – and has recently moved from its premises in Milton Keynes to a beautiful eco-farm in Northamptonshire. The new warehouse is a converted grain store, and the office was extended from the original drying room – repurposing at its finest!
Our new home boasts spectacular countryside views, whilst the solar panels adorning the warehouse roof and maize being digested on the farm to create electricity are constant reminders of the site’s environmental credentials.
“2020 brought a raft of challenges as we adjusted how we do things in response to COVID-19. During this period, we decided to use the ‘quiet’ time to plan the next chapter of our business. This has led to IOT taking on the role of UK Distributor for some amazing brands over the last 18 months. We recognise the desire for sustainable toys, produced by ethically and socially responsible manufacturers and the brands we offer reflect those values. Ten years after the very first toy was despatched from our premises, we are now proud to be one of the only toy companies in the UK to offer a ‘one stop shop’ for all your sustainable toy needs!”
Understanding is key; the understanding that sustainability is not just about reducing plastic packaging, but also about the choices being made by consumers today, on behalf the children who will inherit this planet. ‘Don’t gift a toy that will cost the earth’ … your customers should feel safe in the knowledge that they are buying a great quality, reasonably priced toy, that will also have minimal impact on the environment – and we can help with that! Our point-of-sale materials are designed to share key brand messages so that you don’t have to.
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Supported charities: Barnardos, Northamptonshire Health Charity, Giving World
This collection of toys uniquely combines texture, touch and personality, to help introduce babies and toddlers to the wonders of the world around them. Handcrafted from eco-friendly and sustainable ...
This new collaboration between Viking Toys and Flexi Toys has created these beautiful, eco-friendly versions of classic and retro Flexi vehicles. New gender-neutral pastel colours, matt finish, with ...
New for 2022 are a beautiful set of jigsaw puzzles suitable for children aged 3 years+, featuring cute farm animals and sea creatures and made from FSC certified card. These will look great alongside ...
You asked ... we delivered! New for 2022 is this beautiful, brightly coloured stacking rainbow - the perfect open-ended toy. Looks great on the shelf as well to brighten up any nursery.
If you go down to the woods today … you are in for a wonderful surprise! We are delighted to announce the arrival of our brand new, world exclusive Jumini Woodland Collection. To celebrate IOT’s 10th ...
Sustainability Role in overall company's strategic plansAs a wholesaler of sustainable toys, we are committed to providing sustainable products meeting all environmental requirements.Sustainability initiativesWe use paper packaging instead of bubble wrap. All new production of our wooden toys (both jumini and Studio Circus) is fully FSC certified.Pledges for the yearWe are working with suppliers to reduce plastic in packaging. All of our toys will be fully FSC certified over the next 12 months.Sustainable Productsjumini wooden toysAll our toys are made from wood, encouraging customers to avoid plastic alternative. Any new production of jumini toys will be fully FSC certified.Studio Circus wooden toysThe entire Studio Circus collection is fully FSC certified.Viking EcolineThe Ecoline combines Viking Toys’ timeless design of durable non-toxic toys with an oil-free, plant-based material made from sugar cane – taking sustainability to a new level! Also 100% recyclable and with packaging made from recycled material, this range is the perfect choice for an eco-friendly purchase!AT THE FAIRSocial equity at your companyOur factory is CITI certifiedCertified sustainable products by third partyCERTIFIEDCertified byOur wooden toys are fully FSC certified.PackagingOur packaging is made with recycled contentWe are in the process of making our packaging plastic freeMaterialsWe have created products that provide an alternative to single use plasticWe have products made from sustainability sourced raw materialsEthical ConsiderationsFair wages are paid to the people who make our productsOur products are made by people employed in good working conditionsWe have an ethical policyEnviromental ImpactWe have a sustainability policyWe consider the environmental impact when creating our products