We from Hoppekids care for the children of this world. We do so in producing the best possible children’s furniture. Therefore, we got awarded the Nordic Swan Eco Label and we are very proud of this. We are the first and only manufacturer of children’s furniture that has been granted this honor.
The thing is: With the Nordic Swan Eco Label, we are committed to producing long-lasting products AND to save the environment by doing so. And we are sure nobody would object: Protecting the environment is caring for our children and our children’s future.

Protecting the Environment is protecting the Children and their Future

So, Hoppekids cares for the environment. To bring our production cycles in line was only the first step. Now, Hoppekids founder René Stenvang donated the Hoppekids Sustainable Entrepreneurship Award. It was founded for the celebration of Latvia’s 100 years anniversary in 2018 in connection with the visit of the HRH Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark.

Hoppekids Owner René Stenvang in conversation with HRH Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark --  Foto by Krists Luhaers
Hoppekids Owner René Stenvang in conversation with HRH Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark — Foto by Krists Luhaers

The purpose of the award is to promote sustainable development among entrepreneurs in Latvia and to support a specific sustainable business or product development which will lead to improved sustainable development.

5.000 Euro for sustainable Entrepreneurship in Latvia

The Award is 5.000 Euro and will be donated to an entrepreneur or business who is considered to be the best representative for either having:

  • designed/created a product or service that is developed to reduce the number of products in our households OR
  • a feature designed to prolong the lifetime usage of other already existing products OR
  • a thoughtful packing which has a purpose/function after unwrapping
  • features to stimulate kids’ senses and thus increase their ability to learn
René Stenvang at the festivities celebrating the 100 year anniversary of Latvia in 2018. Later that Evening the idea of the Hoppekids Sustainability Award was presented. — Foto by Krists Luhaers

Sustainability is not just a word – it is action

“With Heart and Soul is the Hoppekids Slogan. And now, we are able to award companies and daring entrepreneurs that have the same mindset. We love what we do, and how we do it. If someone else feels the same, and by this supports the most important task of protecting the environment and helping create sustainable solutions we are glad to help with this Award.”

René Stenvang, Owner of Hoppekids

5.000 Euro for sustainable Entrepreneurship in Latvia

On December 12th 2019 this prize was given to Liene and Aleksandrs Roga from Babbit. Their product and business idea is a perfect match of the criteria as it:

Aleksandrs Roga & Liene Roga from Babbit (on the left) together with Flemming Stender (Ambassador of Denmark) and Inese Leja-Raphael from the Trade Council.
  • is designed to reduce the number of products in our households
  • has features designed to prolong the lifetime of toys already existing in the household
  • has a thoughtful packing which has a play function after unwrapping
  • has features to stimulate kids’ senses and thus increase their ability to learn

Their Sound-System for Kids are also of high quality exterior and a design of timeless beauty.

Babbit – not only for Children, but they sure will like it!

The prize was awarded by the Ambassador of Denmark. “Thank you for the award! We are honoured and thankful. Sustainability and creativity are our two main focuses. Babbit is a HiFi sound system that’s made to last in families. Intuitive enough for 2 years old to use, cool enough for adults to enjoy!” says Liana from Babbit.