9/7/2011 - For Immediate Release

Maple Landmark Products Selected for SustainAbility Display

New York International Gift Fair to Showcase Eco-Friendly, Socially Responsible Company

Middlebury, VT—Each year the organizers of the New York International Gift Fair work with Shaw+Co! Productions to select products and companies that are operating in a sustainable way. This year, for the August 2011 New York International Gift Fair, Shaw+Co! Productions have chosen Maple Landmark and the new Wild Animal Shapes from the Schoolhouse Naturals product line.

The SustainAbility: design for a better world exhibit for August 2011 features four criteria: "green"—products that are manufactured from recycled, recyclable or sustainable materials, "environmentally-friendly production process"—processes that use alternative energy sources for their production, and "socially-responsible business practices"—products made by indigenous peoples creating a sustainable living situation, and/or manufacturers that donate a percentage of profits to charitable organizations, and newly added "zero tolerance" category that speaks to coatings and product additives—VOC, lead, PVC and chemicals like formaldehyde and chlorine.

The Schoolhouse Naturals Wild Animal Shapes were chosen in the "green" products category. The Wild Animal Shapes like all of the Schoolhouse Naturals products are designed for children 3 and under. Each product is crafted from sustainably harvested hardwood maple, sanded smooth with engraved details, and has no finish or an option for some products is to have an earth origin finish. Other items in the Schoolhouse Naturals line includes baby rattles, building blocks, shape sorters, ABC Blocks, a variety of vehicles.

An image of the Wild Animals can be found following this link http://dealers.maplelandmark.com/images/lo-res_images/70000-MontgomerySchoolhouse/72000-RattlesTeethersShapes/72306-WildAnimals.jpg

To learn more about the Schoolhouse Naturals products please visit www.maplelandmark.com

Contact: Barbara Rainville • 800-421-4223
Images available for download, please contact us.

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