Hi all. My husband and I own a sustainable design firm. After having our first child in 2008, we decided to combine our love of sustainability and design to create Squishy Press (www.squishypress.com
), which makes sustainable baby books printed right here in the USA.
Being green parents, we were shocked that we could find wooden toys, nontoxic bedding and clothes, organic soaps, and even nontoxic carpet . . . but not books. Our little guy loved to chew on books as babies like to do, so he was ingesting whatever glues, foils and laminates were on the bindings. So we wanted to create a safe option for babies that also was well-designed.
We engaged with some terrific vendors to create the safest baby books possible. From the inks to the papers to the glues, we've worked every step of the way to make the process as green as can be. For further transparency, we had the books sent out for independent lab testing and we came in way below government standards for safety. All process information and lab results are at www.squishypress.com
We have two titles available: "Silly Faces" and "Opposites." We plan on expanding into more books at the end of this year. "Opposites" is in three languages: english/french spanish.
Thanks for taking a look at www.squishypress.com