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EcoTruck: Made from Safe, Organic Materials in the USA

A project in Danbury, CT by Luke's Toy Factory

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We will make traditional kid's toys in the USA using innovative composite plastics which are recycled, safe and sustainable.
Backers: 175
Average Pledge Per Backer: $88

Funded: $15,473 of $15,000
Dates: May 4th -> Jun 8th (36 days)
Project By: Luke's Toy Factory
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How Kickstarter is encouraging designers to consider circularity and other environmental factors

November 30th - via:
Genusee, an eyeglasses maker that fashions its frames from water bottles sourced in Flint, Michigan. Huskee Cup, which brews up reusable mugs made out of coffee husk waste. EcoTruck, a toy made from a wood-hybrid material that is far tougher than competitive options. (Read More)

Over the Top!

June 3rd - via:
Hi Everyone-    We just hit our goal, thanks to all our great backers! We are ready to hit the ground running, and get those firetrucks in the works.  There are 3 days left, so plenty of time to tell your friends about us. Not too late to... (Read More)

New Award!!!

June 3rd - via:
Hi Everyone-    In the interests of clearing the decks and getting ready for production, we came across a one of a kind object. It's a 3D printed mockup of the fire truck in Kickstarter colors. We decided not to make this because the cost of... (Read More)

Final week!

June 2nd - via:
The Ecotruck project ends on June 8th. We are 2/3 of the way to our goal. Please tell your friends about us and help us get to the goal of making sustainable toys here in the US! Thanks,  The Ecotruck Team  (Read More)

Road Trip!

May 22nd - via:
    We've been invited to showcase the EcoTruck at the Mad Hackers Event in Danbury CT on June 7th.  We'll be there to show the prototypes of all our designs. It's a chance to get hands on with the fire truck, the dump truck and other designs that... (Read More)

100th backer!

May 20th - via:
Hi everyone-    Just a quick note to celebrate our 100th backer! It's really great to look over the list of backers and see all the people who are helping us make this toy. We won't let you down. We got a nice write-up in the local Danbury paper,... (Read More)

Newtown photographer seeks to start toy company

May 20th - via:
NEWTOWN, CT - When Jim Barber began clearing out his children's old toys from the basement a few years ago, he realized that most of the toys were made in China. (Read More)

A Huge Thank YOU!

May 15th - via:
Wow! A huge thank you to all our supporters for your support, encouragement and kind words.    As we write this, we just passed 75 backers. It's great to know you're out there! Recently, we've been featured in several outlets:  Sustainablog has a... (Read More)

kickstarter find: EcoTruck sustainable toy

May 12th - via:
Here’s an interesting green take on the traditional toy truck. A tiny, family-run, American toy company has developed a manufacturing process and materials for creating a line of sustainably-made kid’s toys from a combo of organic and recycled materials. (Read More)


May 9th - via:
WEST HARTFORD, CT - The vast majority of the billions of dollars Americans spend on toys are made in China, using cheap labor and sometimes, unsafe material. (Read More)

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