Maple Landmark is about thirty people dedicated to making great product in Vermont. Many of them are proud to be native to the area and are privileged to live to such a beautiful area. We carry their Schoolhouse Naturals line, which uses local lumber that is sustainably harvested and has child-safe decorations. They use maple, the best, most durable wood and as a standard, these products are offered with no applied chemicals at all, no finish and no inks. Any decoration is applied by laser. Some products do have a finish option and in those cases a natural oil is used. This oil is as safe for to use as they are for your child to play with.