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La Queue du Chat

La Queue du Chat - Dada for kids

La Queue du Chat - Dada for kids

This is definitely one of our favorite brands! Apart from designing some of the cutest collections around, with that unique french touch, they are also a very eco-friendly and socially fair enterprise:  they work with organic fabric, they do fair trade, they have a project with a social organization in France that handles all their stock and shipping activities…

All of their cotton products are made from 100% certified organic cotton (GOTS Certificate – more later)!

Their collections are fun, chic, french! They are playful and stylish at the same time, plus: their clothes are super comfortable!

Find out more about the cat here: http://www.laqueueduchat.com and check our online shop for some of their lovely items:

www.lojadada.com

A short selection of thing you can find with us follows and we love each and every piece!

La Queue du Chat Outumn/winter 2011

Cardboard cradle by Green Lullaby

Wow!!!  If we have another baby, we will get one of those: a baby Cradle made of cardboard!Green lullaby cradle
Light, foldable, cheaper than conventional furniture, and complete eco-friendly: recyclable and made mostly of recycled material, and protected by a unique, ‘green’, non-toxic fire retardant. Complies with European safety standard certificates. By Green Lullaby.

You won’t be upstet if after a few months you don’t need it any more and you don’t know what to do with it… If you don’t know anyone who needs it, you can either give it away for free or recycle it!!!Green lullaby cradle

Cardboard kitchens for kids

While researching for our last post (cardboard houses) we came across these lovely kitchens, which we must share!

Check out all those interesting items, either buyable or makeable! Who knows, one of these days you will be making one of your own 🙂

Starting with Cocorico Cooker, again from Kidsonroof “Casa” collection (we think this will be our next aquisition, so stay tuned for the “tests”!). This cardboard cooker is lightweight and small….though big enough to start cooking with papa or mama in the kitchen. Made of recycled cardboard. Lovely!

If you want to make one of your own but you don’t know how, check out this Etsy shop: you can buy the instruction kit for this nice kitchen there.

Toy kichten by forty two roads

Find a collection of kitchens made with these instructions here!

This one is great, too, available at Pappdorf (where you can also finds lots of cardboard houses).

Pappdorf Cardboard Stove

Well, and at this blog we found this lovely little project: cardboard kitchen tutorial. Great!

Have fun cooking, kids!

Carboard houses

We are an “eco-bio” online store, meaning we have a special attention for the environment as well as for materials used. Extending this concept to toys, and moving away from the huge selection of plastic toys, we can only recommend this: cardboard playhouses!
All children love having a small space of their own, where they can emulate adults (and also hide from them), and this is an easy way to give them one. Plus: when they grow up and don’t want to play with this any more, you can dispose of it without too much damage for the environment. Of couse, if you can give it away to someone who will like it, even better!

Casa Cabana by dutch brand KIDSONROOF

Casa Cabana has a door, seven windows and many spy holes. Made of recycled paper and biodegradable.

Paperpod

Paperpod cardboard house

Paperpod have developed an innovative concept in creative toys & furniture for children. They produce a range of environmentally friendly, cost effective, sturdy, and practical designs made from recycled corrugated cardboard.

Kartonhuus by slowtoys

Kartonhuus Emma

The sturdy Kartonhuus is made in Switzerland, and consists of 100% recycled and recyclable material. Suitable for children starting at the age of three.

Ma Cacabane by Pirouette Cacahouette

Ma Cacabane Cardboard House

This delicious playhouse that comes in several colors or in plain brown, is full of small games & colorings inside. It is the ideal place for drawing, having fun, hiding & dreaming… Kids feel instantly at home!  Macacabane is 100% recyclable cardboard and manufactured in France.

Calafant Calacasa

Calafant Calacasa cardboard playhouse

The playhouse is particularly sturdy because of the special roof construction, the double-sided walls and the 4 corner pillars.
Kids can paint and decorate it and have their dolls, stuffed animals and friends move in with them! Made of white cardboard

If you want to make your own, there are plenty of instructions around, like here.

Carboard playhouse

Here is a “model” made at home some time ago:

Autumn in Portugal

We love those colors…  This is not outumn/winter with snow and rain and dark skies.

This is blue and yellow and silver and gold and feels soooo good!

New Boots

I’m not really the kind of shoe-loving person.

Usually, i don’t go beyond converse sneakers, timberland or ugg boots in winter… Yes, it’s true!

BUT… i got these boots yesterday and they are just great!

Made in Portugal by CUBANAS.

Unfortunately, their website is not so great, but check them out!

You can find them around Europe, and we strongly recommend them!

Make the world smaller!

dada for kids

We are an online boutique for children 0-6 (www.lojadada.com).

In fact, we are a mum, and an idea. And a cause, too.

What do we do here?

We want to write about things we like. Things we feel are important.

What is important?

Small things – like beautiful things – are important because they make the world a nicer place to be in. Let’s admit it: all us love to see our children look beautiful. BUT: not only the final product is important, it is very important that all beautiful things are made in a fair way. In a fair AND in a healthy way. It is important that all people have equal opportunities. Though that will never be fully possible, we can try to help: change minds! Help: help people: sponsor a child, buy fair-trade products, create small businesses for mothers so they can raise their children better. Etc.

We will come back often to talk about all those things.

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