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Toy Fair Creative Factor Session To Address Sustainability

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Sit in on the upcoming Toy Fair Creative Factor session “Is Sustainable Attainable?” as a panel of experts discuss how to design toys and games with sustainable practices in mind.

The session, led by Carolyn Shafer, director of the Center for Sustainable Design Strategies at the Pratt Institute, will address different sustainable manufacturing practices, including recyclable materials, upcycled materials such as ocean plastics, bioplastics (plastics made from plants and other biomaterials), and more, and reducing the amount of materials used to create product.

Panelists will include Brett Klisch, founder of Creative Factor and creative director at Peru Meridian Studios; Charles Berzon, director of ProSource Global; and Mark Remmert, CEO of Green Dot Bioplastics, which is also sponsoring the session.

“Sustainability is a really important topic right now in the toy community,” said Klisch. “In addition to exploring the ways in which companies can move toward more sustainable manufacturing, we’ll also talk about some of the reasons consumers are becoming more eco-conscious as they shop.”

The session is part of a series of Creative Factor seminars at Toy Fair. The educational program, which includes a full schedule of roundtables, presentations, workshops, and panels, aims to support and foster growth within the global toy inventor and designer community and is open to all Toy Fair registrants.

In addition, toy manufacturers are invited to hear product pitches from select inventors and designers during The Toy Association’s “CF@TF Inventor Day,” taking place on Friday, Feb. 21. For more information, contact The Toy Association’s Marian Bossard at

Toy Fair New York will be held Feb. 22-25 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. Visit or download the free Toy Fair app from Apple iTunes or Google Play for the full list of Creative Factor programming and other informative educational sessions taking place only at Toy Fair.