SquarePegToys® Q & A
Why are silicone toys more expensive?
The nature of Silicone being a manufactured substance makes it considerably more expensive than latex or vinyl as a raw material (upwards of 7 to 10 times more expensive). Casting silicone is also a very labor intensive process and requires a certain level of technical know-how. But Silicone is unsurpassed in its quality and suitability to making toys, namely durability, sterility and imperviousness to water and oils, which more than justified the expense for me.
I often remind people that, originally, I began creating these only for myself and spared no expense nor sacrificed quality or safety at the time. I continue to carry this attitude with me as I develop the line and sell to my friends and the public in general…not choosing to compromise quality or the artisic process for a buck. This is what most makes them unique in my eyes.
It is my goal to offer the best value for large silicone toys anywhere. I’d like to know if you find comparably sized Silicone toys elsewhere for less. Beware of companies misrepresenting what they actually use, if it’s marked “Silicone” and the price is too good to be true, it probably is. Pure silicone lacks the odor you find with other, cheaper materials.