Peaches&Eaches Receive 'Good Practice' Toymark Award

Peaches&Eaches Receive 'Good Practice' Toymark Award

We are very excited to share the news that Peaches&Eaches have been awarded the Let Toys Be Toys Toymark Award for Good Practice!
March 11, 2018 by Catherine Stowell
Canadian national anthem to go gender-neutral

Canadian national anthem to go gender-neutral

Canada has been in the news for its steps towards gender equality a lot since the election of Justin Trudeau. Today, the country hit the news again, as the Senate have passed a proposal which was rejected back in 2016: that the words of the national anthem be amended to be gender-neutral.
February 02, 2018 by Catherine Stowell
Do we teach workplace gender segregation with toys?

Do we teach workplace gender segregation with toys?

Britain's largest corporations are beginning to publish their gender pay gap data, ahead of the April deadline. Those with the largest disparities have taken great pains to stress that men and women are paid equally for the same work within their organisations, and the only reason for the gender pay gap is that men simply occupy the higher paid roles. So why would women "choose" lower paid roles within the same organisations as their male counterparts, and how early on in a person's life do these choices begin to be made?
January 06, 2018 by Catherine Stowell
What is Kwanzaa?

What is Kwanzaa?

Kwanzaa is a week-long celebration that runs from the 26th of December. Statistics on its pervasiveness are contradictory, but the sentiments behind its creation have a lot to tell us about the repressiveness of culture, labels and language, and the power of gift giving this Christmas.
December 09, 2017 by Catherine Stowell
Ethical Baby Toys: it's not all or nothing

Ethical Baby Toys: it's not all or nothing

When it comes to toys, we are big consumers. Our purchasing power matters. Even if you can't afford every gift you buy this year to be handmade, Fair Trade or sustainably sourced, even if you will be shopping in high street stores, don't lose heart. You can still make simple yet important choices that will make a difference to your little recipient and to the message you are sending to the world about what we as a society want for our children.
November 07, 2017 by Catherine Stowell
Should I let my child watch Disney classics?

Should I let my child watch Disney classics?

There are now campaigns to write or rewrite children's books with stronger female characters. Do we confine fairy stories and films of the past to history?
September 26, 2017 by Catherine Stowell
A Ramble on Speech and Language

A Ramble on Speech and Language

Peaches&Eaches specialise in gender-neutral toys for babies and toddlers, but this is only one part of the jigsaw puzzle. Children are exposed to a huge range of stimuli, the majority of which will come from outside of the playroom.
September 26, 2017 by Catherine Stowell
Le Toy Van comes to Peaches&Eaches

Le Toy Van comes to Peaches&Eaches

It's been a good month for progress, with John Lewis' recent statement catalysing a lot of positive discussion on the gendering of products for children. Another company recently made the commitment to making its advertising gender neutral, and we look more closely at them here.
September 19, 2017 by Catherine Stowell
Peaches&Eaches - The Story So Far...

Peaches&Eaches - The Story So Far...

We're one day away from official launch, and it's been an exciting few months already. Here's an update on our story so far!
July 30, 2017 by Rebecca Sellars-Meadmore
Why ethically sourced toys matter, now more than ever

Why ethically sourced toys matter, now more than ever

Political systems in Britain and the USA are becoming increasingly unrepresentative of the will of the people. This week saw the British Prime Minister welcome creationist nutcases into mainstream politics - a party of hatred and division, at the very moment the people are calling for the opposite. Right before that, Donald Trump pulled the United States out of the Paris climate accord, resulting in a call for a grassroots environmental movement in the country.
But petitions, hastags and viral videos only go so far. We need to live our beliefs every day. We need to support the businesses that are aligned with our vision, buy the products that are sourced in a way that fits with the future we want for our planet and its people. In this article, we look at the grassroots movement, and the natural role baby toys has to play within it.
July 30, 2017 by Catherine Stowell