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Portland Press Herald
Portland company eco-kids on verge of welcome expansion
Portland Press Herald
December 5, 2013

"Eco-kids, which makes all-natural children’s art supplies for retailers ranging from Pottery Barn Kids to Nordstrom to Williams-Sonoma, is bursting at the seams of its home-based business."
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New England's Finest – Child's Play
Yankee Magazine
November, 2013

"Put a little New England charm under the tree with these locally made treasures...." [eco-dough]
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Natural Child World
Second Thoughts
Natural Child World
March, 2013

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Kiwi Magazine
Subject Matters
Kiwi Magazine
August/September, 2012

"Gear up for reading, math, art—and more..." [eco-glue]
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Fun Finds: Toys
Scholastic Parent & Child
May, 2012

"Five 4-ounce containers of colorful, all-natural play dough. Made with plant and vegetable extracts..." [eco-dough]
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My Eco Picks for Earth Month
InStyle Magazine
Ask A Designer/Rachel Roy

April, 2012

"You run through crayons pretty quickly when you have kids. Replacing them with a plant-based alternative is one of those feel-good things..." [eco-crayons]
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Just Add Water
Whole Living magazine
Greater Goods / On Our Wish-List

April, 2012

"Create vibrant hues (without vinegar) with these food-based powders." [eco-easter eggs]
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All the Must-Haves Your Kids
Will Love

California Magazine
home | kids

April, 2012

"Back to Cool" segment features eco-kids [eco-easter eggs]
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Spring Fever - Color It!
Baby Talk Magazine
Cravings/Stuff We Love

April, 2012

"Plant-based dyes make this kit perfect for baby. Prep dyes in deep bowls, cover baby's hands with latex gloves secured at the wrist with rubber-bands and let her dunk away..." [eco-easter eggs]
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Greenie Awards! The best all-natural stuff for your fam
Parenting Magazine
To Jav or Jav Not? [eco-dough]
Now in Technicolor [eco-dough]
Hand Up, Baby! [eco-crayons]

April, 2012

"I like the way these smell. You could build stuff with this, you know. Like an airplane." [eco-dough, product tested by Jav]

"Inspire your child's next burst of creativity with these eco-crayons made from natural and organic fruit, plant, and vegetable extracts..." [eco-crayons]
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Healthy Toys
Downeast Magazine December 14, 2010

This holiday season, buy the kids in your life something local — and healthy. In 2008, Cammie and Kip Weeks started Eco-Kids (207-899-2752, www.eco-kidsusa.com) a Portland-based company that makes natural play dough, paints, and other safe, creative products. more...
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EcoMom Star: Cammie Weeks
EcoMom November 26, 2010

An EcoMom Star is someone who looks at the world and says not, "Something must be done" but asks rather, "What can I do?" An EcoMom Star is someone who, day after day, shows up in the best way she (or he) can, to support more healthy, happy, and sustainable living on this planet we all share. more...
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Eco Dough & Paint available in Pottery Barn Kids
Pottery Barn Kids 2010

Hand made from natural ingredients, our colorful dough and paint sets are a safe, eco-friendly way for kids to enjoy creative play. more...
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Eco-Friendly Eco-Kids Art Supplies
Safe Mama March 26, 2010

We did a round up of eco-friendly play dough a while back, which was great fun. But we never really touched on other art supplies that are lurking in our cabinets. I'll admit I have my fair share of the good old traditional stuff like Crayola crayons, and markers. But when it comes to paint I was a little more leery of what was in them and whether rinsing that stuff down the sink was bad for the environment. more...
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True Colors: Natural Art Supplies
Playful Learning March 22, 2010

I recently discovered a wonderful company called eco-kids, which specializes in making safe and natural art supplies. Cammie, the founder, and her husband work together and exude a wonderfully positive energy that makes you feel good about supporting their company and using their products. more...
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eco-kids Sustainable Art Products
Cool Hunting March 10, 2010

All-natural, environmentally-friendly and, most importantly, edible play dough, paints and other craft supplies.

Founded in 2008, Eco-Kids is the brainchild of mother and former nanny Cammie Weeks, who used her mother's recipe to make eco-dough for her son and his friends. more...
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Toy Fair 2010: Best of the Rest
Media Macaroni February 23, 2010

In the Eco-kids booth, I started playing with their Eco-Dough and never wanted to give it up. And I left the booth smelling of rosemary. I love Play-Doh, but this was a hugely appealing substitute in gorgeous vegetable-dyed colors. more...
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A Guide to Greener Art Supplies
Red Tricycle January 12, 2010

Get Crafty, without the Chemicals Ready to roll up your sleeves and help the kids get their creative juices flowing? The first stop is the art supplies store. If you want to conserve resources and make art that's good for the imagination and the environment, here are some pointers for the shopping spree. more...
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Eco-Kids USA's play dough makes us willing to pay for stuff you can make for free
Z Recommends January 6, 2010

Eco Kids USA's "Eco Dough" play dough is handmade by a very passionate and intense guy I met at the ABC Kids Expo and would have talked to all day if either of us had had the time. His company, which he runs with his wife, has the financial and moral support of Burt's-Bees-founder-turned-organic-clothing-company-Happy-Green-Bee-founder Roxanne Quimby. more...
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Review: eco-kids usa
RecycleYourDay.com April 17, 2009

My son has been playing with eco dough these last couple of weeks from eco-kids usa. Remember the vlog I did at the Go Green Expo with the owner of eco-kids usa? If not, watch it here!

Eco dough is the most requested activity of the day! We've also been fingerpainting and enjoying his bright orange creations. Both the eco fingerpaint and eco dough keep him occupied for at least a half hour or more! more...
watch a video interview here...
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Eco-Friendly Toys Under $45!
People.com April 10, 2009

You don't have to break the (piggy) bank to find eco-friendly versions of classic toys. We found 12 affordable updates of our favorites!

If you want an alternative to commercial doughs, check out Eco-Kids' Eco-Dough which is made with plant, fruit and veggie extracts and packaged in compostable cornstarch containers. Plus, it doesn't dry out like other doughs and can be softened with olive oil. If your child is allergic to gluten, soy or dairy, you can order special versions for them.
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Eco-Dough for Eco Kids
The Green Mom Review August 27, 2008

Looking for a play dough that is all-natural and made without chemicals or artificial dyes? Want to support a mom of three with a passion for making safer products? Then look no further than Eco-Kids non-toxic, non-staining eco-dough. The vibrant colors of this play dough come from plant and vegetable extracts and for those with allergies, Eco-Kids comes in a gluten/soy/dairy-free variety, which we LOVE, especially since conventional play dough often contains wheat.
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What a Mouthful: Eco-Dough
The Green Mom Review July 14, 2008

At this stage in the game, you're more concerned with what goes into your toddler's mouth than what comes out of it.

Eco-Kids's Eco-Dough is the perfect playmate for inquisitive model makers. Made from plant, fruit, and vegetable extracts, the colorful playstuff contains no chemicals, artificial dyes, or metals. Soy-, dairy-, and gluten-free versions cater to those with food allergies, while compostable cornstarch containers are toxin free.
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BostonMamas.com June, 2008

Looking for a natural craft dough, but don't have the time to make it from scratch? Then check out the fabulous eco-dough by green art supplier Eco-Kids. This sculpting dough differs from the commercial stuff in several ways. It's hand crafted using all natural ingredients, resistant to drying out, richly colored using plant, fruit, and vegetable extracts, packaged in 100% compostable containers, and softer in texture, making it easier for little hands to handle. We also dig that Eco-Kids makes gluten, soy, or dairy free eco-dough to order depending on your child's dietary needs.

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