Wee Gallery designs a gorgeous array of eco-friendly, high-contrast newborn and baby toys. Their products and toys are made from sustainable materials and follow ethical standards of manufacturing.
As a graphic designer with a background in Chemistry, Botany and Zoology, Surya along with Dave, who was a teacher, was fascinated by the idea of helping their baby’s brain develop by, literally, playing with visuals. They created a planet of animals, which were designed to entertain and educate, taking into account each stage of development. As their son used the Wee Gallery Art Cards for Baby, they discovered:
Wee Gallery's scope expanded as they learned along with their kids, and they now have a product line that reaches up to 5 years of age. From organic cotton play mats, to baby crinkle toys, to snuggle blankets, cuddle bunny comforters, activity pads, sensory balls, swaddles, growth charts, and more, Wee Gallery creates toys that are simple, clever, and help you discover the beauty of connection with the little people that are most important to us.
Wee Gallery collections are both educational and artful; they go hand-in-hand in the eyes of Wee Gallery. Over the years, they have informally worked with a mix of child development. They recently created a more formalized group of advisors to ensure they stay informed about advances in the area of infant development, so their products can maintain high standards as educational tools. Similarly, each of their collections’ designs must pass the test of, “Will this equally enchant both children and design obsessed parents?”
Wee products engage children for years. Though their products are designed with infant development in mind, they have found that they have a much longer lifespan in children’s lives. So, while infants are mesmerized by the high-contrast patterns used in the Wee Gallery Art Cards’ whimsical hand-painted images, the six-month-old loves to focus on a card’s single figure, and the two-year-old is able to call them by name. Similarly, the stroller toys have bold, high-contrast images that engage babies and toddlers, while the back of each card has a related question about the image as a way to engage toddlers and a-bit-older kids in a game of “wee spy” while out and about.
Wee Gallery strives to use eco-friendly materials. That means they minimize use of plastics and avoid materials that may have dangerous effluents involved in their production, such as PVC. Their printed paper products, made in China, are made from FSC-certified paper and soy-based inks. The cotton products are produced with GOTS-certified organic cotton, which means no chemical softeners (that’s why it takes a few washes for our swaddles to become super soft).
Wee Gallery partners only with manufacturers that will abide by a code of conduct that includes ecologically and socially sustainable practices. They must agree to pay their workers a fair wage and provide good working conditions. Among their global partners are China’s Leo Paper group, which is ISO 9000 certified and consistently earn industry awards for good overall practices, as well as their Indian factory which is a GOTS-certified manufacturer of organic cotton textiles.
Wee Gallery products are made with babies and their parents in mind. As a result, they are committed to the safety of their products, for babies, for parents and for the environment.
All Wee Gallery products are manufactured in small runs by trusted partners. There is no lead or Pthalates in any Wee Gallery products.
At Naked Baby Eco Boutique, we absolutely adore the Wee Gallery range of products, especially the Wee Gallery Organic Cotton Crinkle Toy, the organic cotton play mat, the Wee Gallery Organic Cotton Flippy Friend, and the organic cotton baby rattles, which are all personal faves and well-loved in our household by the littles.