Chewigem Original's Related Questions
Every chewer is different so it is impossible to say how long a Chewigem will last. We have a large variety for strengths and textures. If you would like some advice on which product would be the most suitable please get in touch and we will do our best to guide you, we pride ourselves on getting it right! Although Chewigems are durable, they will show signs of wear and will need replacing in time. How long that takes, depends on the intensity, frequency and style of a chewer (this includes if they use their back or front teeth, nibble and peel or chew hard). Some may find that one will last for a great length and someone else will wear out their chews more frequently. You will notice on all Chewigem product pages there is a product lifespan table, this is a good starting point and guide for a predicted lifespan, dependant on how you chew. Knowing your own chewing style is also hard as you probably have nothing to compare it with. People often have to try something out and compare it to the lifespan table to get a gauge on how they chew. We are different to most companies, we are real experts in this field and are more than happy to guide you, so don't hesitate to get in touch. Plus you can have total peace of mind that if you make the wrong selection we have an amazing product guarantee that means your purchase is risk free. Read about it here. If you have purchased a Chewigem and chewed through it quickly please send us a message. We can help, don’t assume that is it… we have lots of options! Once damaged, Chewigem should be discarded and replaced. The breakaway clasp and cord are NOT for chewing and are purely to hold the necklace in place, if you think you or your child will chew the clasp, then this product is not suitable, and you would be better with a bangle. We strongly recommend not to pull on the cord HARD whilst the pendant is being chewed as this puts force on the stringing hole which is the weakest point of the necklace and could cause it to break.
Our bespoke breakaway clasps provide additional comfort and safety and are set to break apart at approximately 2.3KG’s of pressure (5llbs).
CHEWIGEM® will no doubt split opinion, just like babies’ dummies. Some people will be happy with this concept, safe in the knowledge that they are chewing something that cannot harm them whereas others will disagree strongly. We have a great understanding of sensory profiles and the benefits of chewing. It is vital you understand why some people have a need to chew, it can aid concentration, reduce anxiety, improve focus and help them self regulate.
Yes. The silicone we use meets the same standards as any product which is suitable for chewing, as it is non toxic. But due to the fact this market will cause damage to these items, it is to be remembered that this product should be used with supervision. It should also be checked frequently for wear and tear and our pendant items are not suitable for children under 3 years old. These are not toys.
All our pieces are designed by us in bonny Scotland and manufactured in China. Whilst we would love to have supported a UK factory, we found we could have our products made ethically for less, which ultimately meant we could pass onto you the customers those savings. But MOST importantly safety testing meet the exact same standards. One thing that was extremely important to us was ensuring our chosen factory met our strong ethics surrounding human rights and quality standards. We have a firm quality control agreement in place with the factory and it does not only meet our standards but often exceeds them.
Like a lot of retailers (from Apple to Primark) we source our products from countries overseas and as such we do not own the companies or factories that make our products. However, we do have a strong sense of responsibility to the workers in those factories, our directors and of course our customers. We have a strict code of conduct which has been agreed between us and the factory. We have an agreement which is based on the ETI (Ethical Trading Initiative) base code and so is compliant with the ILO (International Labour Organisation). This covers things like safe and hygienic working conditions, a living wage, fair treatment, no child labour, working hours, discrimination etc. On top of that, we have a very strict quality control agreement with the factory ensuring our high standards are met. Both of the above can give you total peace of mind you are buying a good quality product from an ethical organisation, who ensures we keep tight control over quality and ethics at all times.
We do our best to be as Green as can be. All the plastics in our packaging are made of recycled plastics. Even in our offices we try to be paperless when we can and use cloud-based systems. Our products are also produced in a factory which is environmentally and socially responsible.