Pure Play Kids :: Toys Made in USA!

Toys Made in USA!

Toys Made in USA!

Made in USA toys comprise over 90% of Pure Play Kids sales! Made in USA matters in toys!

Pure Play Kids makes the world's greatest wooden toys in our Tennessee Toyworks facility in Centerville, TN, USA! Additionally, we proudly support other American-made toy companies as they are allied with us in trying to bring back American jobs, American quality and American creativity.

Because we sell so many American-made toys (one of the largest selections available anywhere), a made-in-USA section would be too large to navigate. Instead, we have chosen to note whether a toy is Made in USA or Made in Europe (the only two options we carry) through a circular “flag” icon on each product page.

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Jobs: The adage “Buy American and America Works” is true. A dollar spent on an American-made toy goes further than a dollar spent on an imported toy. That dollar you spend pays wages to American workers. That dollar pays domestic suppliers of wood or other materials. Those dollars, in turn, are spent by workers in their communities. Those dollars pay taxes that support our infrastructure, schools and institutions.

Quality and Safety: While millions of toys made in China were recalled for lead paint, exactly ZERO toys made in America were recalled for lead paint. Why? Lead paint is illegal here (and has been for decades), and American manufacturers care about their products and reputations.

Environment: Chinese manufacturing is cheaper for many reasons beyond labor, and one of them is significantly lower environmental standards in manufacturing facilities, power generation and resource procurement. Wood for Chinese-made wood toys is generally imported to China from such places as Indonesia, South America or Europe and then the finished product is shipped to the United States – nothing “green” or sustainable about that!

What’s really cheaper? What are we leaving our children? Products made in China may be cheaper at the cash register, but are they really cheaper than toys made in the USA in the long term? As cheap disposable products clog our landfills, as jobs and opportunities wither, as demands on government services skyrocket, we need to ask ourselves, is China cheaper?

Europe: Why sell products made in Europe? A smaller percentage of toys sold at Pure Play Kids are Made in Europe. Our European toys come from a strong tradition of beautiful craftsmanship and clever design. We feel comfortable selling European toys because the product quality is excellent, safety standards are high, environmental protections are important, and materials and wage standards are generally similar or even higher than those of the US.

Suppliers: Pure Play Kids attempts to use domestic suppliers (materials, packaging and even services) wherever feasible because that maximizes our ability to create and maintain American jobs and it reduces our carbon footprint. That said, the domestic supply chain has limitations in such areas as cloth and toweling, and we are too small of a company to change that. Most importantly, we are proud that all direct labor in manufacturing our items is located here in the United States.