Sprig toys will return to the market with a new eco-friendly, bioplastic toy line made from sugar cane and corncobs. A Kickstarter campaign was launched to help fund the production of its toys.
Originally created by toymakers David Bowen and Chris Clemmer, Sprig was bought out in 2010 by Wham-O. One year later, Bowen and Clemmer founded BeginAgain to continue to produce unplugged toys for seven years. Bowen and Clemmer bought back Sprig, and new manufacturing jobs will return to the U.S. from China. Each Sprig toy will be sustainable, moving away from oil-based plastics with the new bioplastic.
Two Farm Adventure trucks, a dump truck, and a loader tractor will be the first toys to launch, with Sprig Adventure Guides to accompany them. The Sprig Adventure Guides are designed with simple features to let a kid’s imagination fill in the blanks. Kids can draw on a face and choose the gender and emotions for the character.
The Kickstarter campaign will raise awareness of Sprig’s latest line of bioplastic toys, and will also donate toys to kids in need this holiday season. For more information on the Sprig, charity partners, and more, visit beginagaintoys.com.