Love HeartWood

Love HeartWood

Love HeartWood was founded by sustainable wood turner Liz Pearson in 2017. "Love HeartWood grew from my appreciation of wood and my desire to share the enjoyment of the handmade item. I combine my experiences as a mother, an early years teacher, a product designer and turner to make healthy toys with lasting playability." Love HeartWood toys are: • personalized and customized as much or as little as you want • handmade from local, sustainably sourced and recycled wood • finished using plant-based, non-toxic sustainable paints and finishes • in the minimum plastic free, recyclable packaging

Business addresses

  • 9 CLAYHILL ROAD RG7 3HB READING

Take a look at what this business is doing to cut carbon, reduce waste and help the environment.  It's not an exact science but we hope you will find it useful. 
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  • Yes
  • We're working on it

Energy

We’d love our businesses to run on 100% renewable energy.

  • 100% renewable supply

Transport

Check out the greenest way to get to this business and how they're working to get their products to you in the greenest possible way.

  • Carbon offset deliveries

Ingredients and materials

We ask our businesses to adhere to the Blue Patch criteria which outlines traceability and ethical sourcing. Please contact the business concerned if you have any specific enquiries.

  • Product traceability
  • Restored, repaired, recycled, upcycled
  • Organic
  • Fair trade
  • Locally grown
  • Palm oil free
  • Community based sourcing
  • Sustainable timber
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian

Packaging

Help reduce landfill and reduce dependance on virgin packaging materials.

  • 100% Recycled packaging
  • 100% Biodegradable packaging
  • Packaging sized appropriately to minimise waste

The work environment

Here are some initiatives taken by Blue Patch businesses to reduce the amount of energy consumed.

  • Workplace energy procedures (eg switching off PCs and lights)
  • LED lighting
  • Controlled heating and ventilation
  • Insulated workspace

Be The Change Awards - Love HeartWood

This video was Love HeartWood's entry for the Be The Change Awards 2019. The entry details stated: “we are looking for brands, organisations and individuals with a powerful impact story to tell. They should have a big vision for the world and a clear plan of action to create the change they wish to see. We want to hear your story and see you tell it, so we’re asking all entrants to make a short video (max. 3 minutes) which tells their impact story.” I entered the Babies & Children category and was thrilled to be selected as a Finalist.

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Making the Rings on a Love HeartWood Rattle

Love HeartWood rattles are turned from one solid cylinder of Beech wood. The very sharp, ring cutting tool creates what's known as captive rings. Once the rings are loose sandpaper is attached to the rattle’s body to sand the insides smooth.

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The Big Orange Adventure : A Love HeartWood Stop Motion Story

This video is one of a series made by Liz from Love HeartWood in collaboration with her son Dexter. The film stars her sons' Pipkind peg dolls. It was filmed using a free stop motion app on her phone. Our aim is to encourage children (and adults) to think more creatively. If you make your own mini film starring your Pipkind we'd LOVE to see it. Please tag it #pipkindadventures

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How to Spin a Whipping Top

Spinning a Whipping Top takes a little practice but it’s a fun toy to master. Learn how to wrap your cord and get your peerie spinning like a pro.

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Products

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Love HeartWood are launching a brand new wooden tableware collection during the second weekend of the Artist's Open House Event,16-17th May, which is part of Dulwich Festival. The collection was designed as an alternative to the plastic tableware often adopted by families with babies and young children. The new collection which features sustainably made wooden plates, bowls and cups will be shown with other Blue Patch member's offerings in the home of sustainable architect Natalie Black from Enbee.
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