Welcome to The 100-Mile Child - Local, Ethical & Safe Products for Kids.
We are a Toronto based Canadian company that believes that as consumers we have the power to bring about positive change through conscientious purchasing.
We do much research to find you products that are locally, ethically, and sustainably made, and are safe for your children. As you browse our products you will see icons highlighting some of the virtues that are important to us. Here is what they mean:
This is a homegrown product. Created within our borders this product is truly Canadian. From B.C. to Newfoundland we have a wealth of talented artisans and craftspeople and we are proud to carry the fruits of their labours.
This product was manufactured south of the border. In order to be carried in our store it has met all of our requirements for ethical manufacture and sustainable materials and offers something unique that sets it apart from other products out there.
In order to source the most environmentally friendly, ethically produced and safe products for kids we have sought out a few select items from Europe. With their high quality, stringent labour laws and unique items the European craftspeople and artisans we work with provide an outstanding range of products.
This product satisfies at least three of our four green criteria:
Materials used in this item have been certified as organic by an external third party. Generally this means they were produced without the use of artificial chemicals.
The materials in this item are part of a cycle that will allow continued production without depleting or using up the natural resources involved.
This has been created in part or in whole using post-consumer recycled materials. Reusing materials to create new products is a great way to redirect materials away from the waste stream.
Everything that has gone into this product is completely natural. It has been made without the use of synthesised or artificial materials and chemicals.
All of our products have been manufactured using materials that are free of toxic chemicals such as BPA, PVC, phthalates, lead and cadmium that can be harmful to human health. This symbol appears only to highlight items that can generally contain toxic materials and emphasize that this is not the case.
This product was created within 100 miles of our Toronto storefront location. Locally manufactured products reduce greenhouse gas emissions generated by transporting goods across large distances. Supporting local small business, craftspeople and entrepreneurs also helps ensure a stronger economy.
This product has become a hit with many of our customers and keeps them coming back time and again. Look for this icon to indicate items that are popular online and in our store.
This item has been lovingly crafted by the hands of a true artisan. Made in small quantities and with real attention to detail you can see the difference between this and something that has been mass-produced.
Select materials and individual craftsmanship have gone into making this item truly unique. There is nothing quite like it anywhere else on the planet and you can rest assured that though there may be others, none of them are ever the same.
All of our products are categorized by age appropriateness. You can search for products based on the age of the person you are shopping for, making it easy to find exactly what you want.