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(…it’s a bit long but we have something I would love to share with you!)

In 2009 HEVEA was launched with our (now) iconic all-natural rubber pacifier (2 shapes and sizes) and a strong ambition to make things better and raise awareness about the massive overuse of plastic, which now mainstream. At that time I had an interesting (and well-paid) job but wanted to make a positive difference on the environment and wanted to avoid plastic for their children, so she started on my entrepreneurial career.

When HEVEA was started, we had a little storage facility, with insufficient room for the 40.000 pacifiers which arrived by container from Malaysia. I, together with my husband, packed the pacifiers in shipment boxes at night in own tiny house and took them by bike to the local post office. It was hectic, inspiring and intense, with two children age 0 and 1 1/2. At times it was hard. Hard to sell enough, hard to convince shops and retailers around the world of including the products from a small brand from Denmark, and hard to make a bit of bucks.

Fortunately, the pacifiers filled a gap in the market and with time the interest for eco-friendly and non-toxic products increased. And so did our staff and the number of products we produce. Now, in 2019, it’s 10 years since HEVEA was established. It’s been a long, cumbersome and fascinating journey. We’ve developed so much as a company. Besides the pacifiers, we make bath toys (not least the Kawan in the first photo), teethers, Glass baby bottles, Rubberwood Stools and a lot of other beautiful items.

And we will continue focus on being even more eco-friendly and make beautiful green fingerprints on our planet. I am so thankful for the support from clients, retailers, partner and – not least – end users and their parents. And just as important, we are happy, that more and more are interested in how we treat our wonderful planet, and how we can take care of it, so many future generations also can enjoy it. As you know, there is no Planet B!

Next month we will launch a number of new products. We are thrilled to see, how they will be received, but we are also very confident, as it’s some of the best products we’ve made so far…much more will follow in the weeks and months to come.

Plastic is passé. Natural is NOW!


Kawan Around the World

So, where will you spend your holiday?

That’s a question you most probably have to answer a lot of times these days. Perhaps you are flying to exotic beaches with shallow crystal waters. Or it might be you will spend a large part of the holiday in a tent in the wilderness. Or perhaps you will stay at home enjoying your local area. No matter where you will be, you will be looking for good experiences and enjoyable moments together with friends.

At HEVEA we have a very good friend called Kawan, which actually means “friend” in Malay. Kawan is the most loveable and cute rubber duck you can imagine. All Kawans are handmade from natural rubber, where we have added natural plant pigments and hand painted it’s beek and feet. It has numerous functions and can be used for bathing, teething and naturally for nearly all kinds of playing.

For both toddlers and children, it’s important to have a good friend by their side. And Kawan would love to be that friend. For Kawan, it’s not important where you’re going or what you’re doing – all that’s matter is to be with its friend.

This Summer, we would love to see, where you, your costumers and everybody else is bringing Kawan. That’s why we will have a “Kawan around the World” competition, where we would love everybody to post photos of the cute duckie on our Instagram.  At the end of August, we will reward the cutest photo with the hashtag #kawanaroundtheworld and @heveababy with a 70EUR voucher to purchase HEVEA products.

I wish you the happiest of holidays!


Rubberwood is back

As you hopefully know, HEVEA is designing, developing and producing the coolest, most beautiful, eco-friendly natural rubber products. But do you also know, that they make the most wonderful products in Rubberwood – HEVEA now makes both Rattles and Stools? Rubberwood is a beautiful type of wood. It’s safe and absolutely non-toxic. It’s an extremely environmentally friendly product. The tree absorbs CO2 during its growth period which ensures that it fits perfectly into the HEVEA products range.

“When we started making Rubberwood products, we didn’t quite know that to expect,” CEO and founder of HEVEA, Terese said. “But the request was massive which made us both happy and frustrated. Happy, because our products were highly requested, but also frustrated as we didn’t have enough products in stock. Fortunately, now we have been able to re-stock both the Rubberwood Stool and upgraded the Rubberwood Rattle, so it’s even stronger and still very stylish.”

The Rubberwood Stool is a fantastic combination of beautiful design, high safety and great usability. It’s a combination of 100% natural Rubberwood and natural rubber, so it’s solid, beautiful and completely safe. The non-slippery, natural rubber fingerprint and socks ensure increased stability.

“We are extremely satisfied with our the Rubberwood Collection”, says Terese, “and we know both the Stool and the Rattle will be treasured by children and their parents now and for many years to come.”

HEVEA Placemat. Your safe, eco-friendly non-toxic way to minimize chaos, when the youngest start eating solid foods

When babies become toddlers and change from liquid to solid food, parent’s need’s changes too. The menu on the plate is purees, porridge and similar. This is obviously really cute. But it can also be a mess. Actually, it can be rather chaotic, and food spreads frequently over large parts of the table or even on the floor.

HEVEA’s non-toxic Placemat made from natural rubber, totally plastic free, allows your little one to enjoy eating, without making a big mess around the table. The 4 suctions on the back, makes the mat non slippery. And the high edges prevents the menu from spreading to the entire table.

We have added cute animals on both the left and the right side of the mat to encourage small talk and educational elements in a fun and cute way, making the mealtime a special occasion.

The softness of the tablemat makes it easy to fold and convenient to bring for dinner in restaurants and with friends. Further, it’s sized to fit most highchair trays. And did we say – it can go into the top rack of the dishwasher – what is not to like?

Hope you will enjoy it!


HEVEA’s 2in1 Bottle – the perfect solution!

Since launching the 2in1 Bottle, we’ve received numerous positive comments. But do you really know it? The 2in1 Baby Bottle is a fantastic HEVEA invention. It can be used both at home and when the toddler need food or water on the go. And the best part is, that the toddler can drink themselves.

As with many of our other products the functionality is dual: The Star Ball cover can be used as a toy when not used on the bottle. To help the little ones hold on to the bottle, we have added a pure natural rubber cover, which not only helps the baby to grab the bottle easily but also helps the bottle from becoming slick.

And naturally, the Star Ball Cover is made from 100 % natural rubber and completely free from PVC, BPA, phthalates and artificial colours. Excellent for both the baby and the planet.

The bottle is made from highest quality, thermal shock resistant borosilicate glass and branded with beautiful HEVEA branding and with a measurement indicator. It comes with a 100% natural rubber nipple, screw thread and a hygienical dust cover.

We are extremely proud of our 2in1 Bottle. And we know, that your costumers will love and appreciate it, once you display it in your store and explain the benefits!

Problem: teething. Solution: HEVEA teethers

It’s a phase of development which all babies experience. And which many parents fear as it can result in sleepless nights and crying babies: Teething.

It’s the process by which infants teeth erupt, or break through, the gums and can change their mood from little angels into something completely different: a drawling, moody and frustrated child that doesn’t know what’s happening to them.

For many toddlers teething creates irritability, swollen gums and frustration, and they’re obviously very rarely able to identify or communicate what’s wrong. But they do feel the consequences of this major change, which is an essential part of growing up and change diet into solid food.

The period can obviously be rather frustrating for parents too, not always knowing, what’s wrong with their precious baby. The pain they feel is due to the teeth penetrating the gums. Although it can be painful, do not use frozen articles to ease the pain, as it might shortly limit the pain, but it can cause damage to the mouth. Instead give the babies plenty of care, caresses and gentle kisses and let the baby use a teether.

At HEVEA we have developed cute teethers made from natural rubber free from PVC, BPA, phthalates and artificial colours. The soft rubber encourages baby’s natural gnawing action and is ideal for soothing and massaging irritated gums, while extremely durable.

The multiple award-winning HEVEA Panda teether is made of 100% pure natural rubber. The cute Panda is easy to fall in love with, and even easier to grab and hold to for tiny hands.

The HEVEA Kawan teether is painted with pure natural plant pigments and helps stimulate and encourage the baby’s vision. Irritated gums will find great relief chewing the textured beak, feet, and neck. It’s soft, light and gentle, and easy to hold for even the tiniest hands.

The teething period can be difficult for both babies and parents. But there is hope. Care, caresses and kisses together with HEVEA teethers can help parents through a challenging period.


HEVEA Rubberwood

This February has been so exiting. After many months preparation and hard work, we have finally managed to officially launch our new Rubberwood line. As the name indicates, Rubberwood is the trees that is used to produce rubber. They grow for +30 years. During this period, the trees provides us with the sap, that becomes natural rubber. The trees absorb CO2 during this period and is thus actively working against global warming.

When the trees have dried out, they are harvested and the wood is being used to develop the most beautiful Rubberwood products. Since early last year, we have been working on a number of various products, which would fit into the HEVEA product range.

And now we have found it. Hooray. The first product is our Rubberwood Stool.

HEVEA Rubberwood Stool natural

The Stool is a fantastic combination of beautiful design, high safety and great usability. It’s a combination of 100% natural Rubberwood and natural rubber, so it’s solid, beautiful and completely safe. The non-slippery, natural rubber fingerprint and socks ensure increased stability.

This Friday evening, we will sit down, relax and enjoy our newest development and our new products. Just like Lucia here. But on Monday morning, we will be back in the office, making more, beautiful products – all from Rubberwood and rubber – the HEVEA way!

Have a great weekend!