Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Made In The USA – Uncle Goose Wooden Blocks
They labor over their products with the work ethic and artistry of midwestern elves from the 1800’s. Other than Santa, very few people you know personally still hand manufacture wood toys. They seem to be pressing against an invisible boundary that lies between what is possible and what is practical.
As modern business people, they realize that hand-manufacturing toy blocks is seen as an unlikely and maybe even unfashionable thing to do. It’s passé. It’s outmoded. It’s out of step with our fast-paced, high-tech world. But as artists, not creating blocks seems completely unreasonable... and maybe even dangerous.
They can’t even imagine living in a world without alphabet blocks. If Uncle Goose didn’t bother to craft them, this iconic toy might very well become extinct.
They simply couldn’t stand to live in that world. Blocks inspire. In particular, their blocks are fascinating to those who long to feel inspired by sensual participation in the physical realm.
They are really in love with learning, design, and creativity. And they love blocks. So this is what they do, and how they approach their craft. It’s simple, creative, old-fashioned, and maybe a little quirky; but that’s the essence of Uncle Goose Toys.
Uncle Goose Blocks are a timeless classic. Generations have thrived by playing with wood blocks. So, yeah, of course they’re safe. If you’re concerned about the paint, don’t be. They buy their inks from an American manufacturer that doesn’t use lead or heavy metals. To keep them honest, they test every gallon of ink before they put it on their blocks. They are fanatic about quality and safety.
And if you don’t trust them, you can trust the government, right? Check out CPSIA (Consumer Protection Safety Improvement Act) Certificates online. They have earned government safety certificates for every last one of their products.
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