FILLING: 100% polyester. The smooth fibres of polyester generally tend to be dust mite deterrent and, in turn, hypoallergenic.
WHITENING/DYEING/FINISHING: No bleaches, harmful chemicals or dyes, or known allergenic or carcinogenic substances are used.
MANUFACTURE ETHICS: All Steiff organic toys are manufactured within the EU and workers' rights are therefore protected by strict EU employment laws. Steiff are committed to implementing ethical, lawful and socially responsible standards. They insist these standards are also adhered to by their suppliers, by setting out a Code of Conduct, based on numerous international regulations, to ensure these laws are applied and complied with fully, in all aspects of fair and ethical employment practices.
Additional information about Steiff’s toys:
Steiff show a fastidious commitment to using the purest and safest materials and practices in the manufacture of their toys. They even use metal detecting and other equipment to ensure nothing dangerous, like sewing pins or needles, has been accidentally left in their toys during production. Their safety standards are set out in their Steiff Purity Law and their toys carry LGA certification which confirms the consistently high quality of their toys which goes beyond standard legal requirements.