Spotlight Feature – Bright LifeToys
It all started with a bolt of fabric, a sewing machine, and a dream. I started Bright Life Toys due to the absolute need for a creative outlet when I left the workforce to stay home with my son.
I began researching Waldorf and Montessori education and natural living, and knew that was something I wanted to embrace for my children. The philosophies of open ended and educational toys led me to create the types of toys I currently offer.
I believe in color, and that in color, there is happiness. I draw inspiration from nature, and rainbows are my favorite things to dye. I love bold,bright splashes of color.
Using natural and ethically sourced materials is very important to me. I create my plushies out of organic bamboo velour that I hand dye. The wool I use in my Waldorf line of toys comes from Touchstone Farms, the first certified humane sheep farm in America. I assist with shearing the sheep in the spring (wool skirter at your service!). I then clean and card the wool in my home studio.