Products of Change will be galvanizing the collective power of Moose Toys, Kmart, and the Aussie surfing brand, Piping Hot to bring a very special educational session to the Australasian toy industry next week.
Partnering with the Australian Toy Association, Products of Change will be flying the flag for industry sustainability way Down Under this month when it delivers its panel session ‘Pathway to Sustainability’ at the Melbourne Toy Fair on Wednesday, 14th February.
The educational panel session will be led by Products of Change’s Australian Ambassador and general manager of brand strategy and licensing at Designworks, Lian Huddle.
Lian will be joined by Amy Low, brand and marketing director at Piping Hot; Jason Ma, sustainable plastics project manager at Kmart Group Corporate Affairs and Sustainability; and Adrian Pray, VP Vice President, creative services at Moose Toys.
Each panellist has been selected for their approach to sustainable development either at retail or in their production methods. Kmart has started mapping out its own sustainability strategy that includes the goal to be NetZero carbon across its owned and controlled operations by July 2030 with the nearer term goal to be powered by 100% renewable energy by July 2025. The retailer has also made a commitment to using natural resources such as cotton, cocoa, cellulose, and water responsibly.
The retailer is also working towards a long-term vision of zero plastic waste across its operations and products.
Moose Toys, meanwhile, has set itself the goal to be Net Zero by 2040 by reducing emissions from its own operations and facilities as well as those generated in its extended supply chain. The company is currently investing in 100% renewable energy and working with suppliers who share its environmental ambitions.
Towards the end of 2023, Moose Toys partnered with the Australian circular economy accelerator programme, Circonomy to enable Melbourne residents to find sustainable solutions for their pre-loved and unwanted toys.
Finally, Piping Hot is a surf and swim brand that set out with the mission to rid plastics from its supply chain while supporting a ‘clean ocean and war on plastics’ ambition and a large-scale shift from virgin plastic to bio materials across its product ranges.
The session will also act to introduce the Australian toy industry to the Products of Change community and educational platform. It will take place on Wednesday, 14th February at 10.30am at the Melbourne Toy Fair. Those keen to attend can register for the Australian Toy Fair here.