Frequently Asked Questions
Where are your Dobrishka wooden toys made?
They are made in wood shops, that specialize in handmade-natural-organic wooden toys, in Russian Federation and Ukraine (both countries have higher toy standards than US).
What do you mean by higher standards?
For instance US rattle Toys are required to meet the acoustic standard set by the American Society of Testing and Materials, which states that the sound-pressure level produced by toys shall not exceed 85 dB at 50 cm from the surface of the toy. For instance Russia requires rattle toys not to exceed 60 dB. Dobrishka toys promote healthy hearing.
What different types/kinds of wood are used to make the toys?
Our toys are made with natural and organically sealed sustainably harvested wood from sustainable forestry in Russian and Ukrainian forests. We thus support the preservation of the ecological balance of the forests and make our contribution to improving the worldwide use of forests and sustainable woodlands management.
How safe are the toys for our dogs, cats, and other animals?
Many Dobrishka toys are given to pets to play with. If you choose to let your pet play with wooden toys, we absolutely recommend close supervision (we do not recommend letting animals chew on or place toys in their mouths).
What printing do you use for your toys?
All our printing is done locally on 100% post consumers waste paper, are chlorine free. We only print when and where necessary and do not print invoices or receipts for customers unless it is requested.
Are your Toys Really Organic?
Our finish is an organic beeswax and flaxseed oil mixture that is all natural and nontoxic so it is the perfect finish for baby's mouth. The oil brings out the color and the beeswax provides durability. Our glue and paint are organic as well. They are 100% safe, lead free, no VOC's, and non-toxic. Some of the toys don't have any finishes at all.
What are the Environmental Advantages of your low-VOC ink and ozone-free LED–UV light?
The color components of the ink are directly cured and adhered to the media or substrate by UV radiation, and the ink emits very low levels of VOC (volatile organic carbon). The LED (light-emitting diode) light does not radiate short wavelengths that generate ozone.