I first discovered DwellStudio at Kidsteals and purchased the Chocolate Dot backpack for Naima. At that time Naima just turned 2 and had been in playschool for 1 month. In choosing products for Naima, I make sure that they are safe and non-toxic. Which means much as I want to get those Cath Kidston bags, I've held off as most of them are PVC-coated (read HERE about the dangers of PVC).
From DwellStudio's FAQ, the products are "made of the highest quality cotton and linen available. DwellStudio prints are all low-impact fiber-reactive dyes. They contain no heavy metals or other known toxic substances, are AZO free and formaldehyde free, and meet all criteria for eco-friendly pigments." Although not all DwellStudio products are organic, the products are free from toxicity from chemical finishes. If you're not too concerned about the toxics/chemicals in our homes, read this CNN Special Feature.
What I love about DwellStudio are their fun prints and the fact that the items are really well-made. I would think that Naima (or I) will tire of the items first before they get broken or torn.
DwellStudio is locally available through Quirks Marketing Philippines. I've been wanting to complete Naima's Chocolate Dots collection for sometime now but find DwellStudio quite expensive. Happily, I was able to take advantage of the DwellStudio Sale early this year and purchased several pieces in preparation for our long-haul vacation this summer! I also got her a Scribble Kit in Paper Dolls (not pictured) for plane and car use.
There are still several pieces that I'd like to purchase but I'm still waiting for the next big sale! I do believe that Quirks Marketing Philippines initially started with DwellBaby and has now expanded their line to include kitchen and beddings from DwellStudio.
|KidzBox - one of the products I'd like to buy from DwellStudio. Placemats made from silky food grade, hand silk-screened silicone that's free from BPA, lead, latex, phthalates and other harsh chemicals|
*DwellStudio is available locally through Rustan's, Gymboree (Cebu), Toys @ Work (Banilad Town Center and Ayala Center Cebu) and Baby & Beyond (San Juan).
*This is not a paid post and I purchased all products listed either through online shopping or through the DwellStudio sale. I'm not employed or compensated by Quirks Marketing Philippines or DwellStudio.
*All photos taken by Stanley S. Ong.