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Here at Eco-life Gizmos we aim to bring you a great range of alternatively powered toys, kits and scientific experiments, powered not only by the sun, but also by wind, hydrogen, water and good old elbow grease!

Innovative and highly original, our gizmos make great gifts for all ages, providing new and inspirational activities for children, parents and big kids too!  They are also an excellent addition to the classroom and are used in colleges and technical training centres.

Scientific and sustainable

Climate change is scary, but by learning about how to prevent it, you’ll also help to reduce your own CO2.

We have minimised the use of plastics in our toys and gifts, choosing instead flexible materials, wood and metal.  We stock gizmos for all age ranges and abilities, many at pocket money prices!

Many of our gizmos don’t require batteries but most that do can be dual operated, just in case there is no sunshine.  If you do use batteries, please try and use re-chargeables – we have some great ones.

Great fun for all the family

We choose gizmos which are scientific and sustainable, involve educational construction and above all, create fun!   Our favourite toys and kits help you ‘do your bit’ by spending time together constructing something new, learning about sustainability and making family memories. Help provide your children and grandchildren with the skills and practical knowledge to equip them for a sustainable future.

We don’t just talk about renewable energy, we put it into practice.  As a result, we have won many renewable energy and green practice awards for both our business  and home.  So why not join us and help make a future built on renewable energy.

Eco-life Gizmos and The Harmsworth Townley Group

Eco-life Gizmos is part of the Harmsworth, Townley & Co. Ltd group of companies.  Find out more about our Eco-life Power systems division by visiting  We were one of the first forty Energy Savings Trust accredited solar panel (photo voltaic) installers in the UK and now Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) accredited.

Harmsworth, Townley & Co Ltd. group operate from the market town of Todmorden on the Lancashire/Yorkshire border. Our location in the centre of the town allows for easy access by bus, train and on foot and almost 90% of our staff walk to work, in line with our environmental policy!

Award Winners!

Harmsworth, Townley & Co. Ltd. have been successful in winning first prize in the region for ‘Greenest Office Award’ Sponsored by Cartridge World, and first prize  for ‘Best Commercial Installation’  at the Yorkshire and Humber Microgeneration Awards as well as being runner up for ‘Built Environment: Projects under £1m’ category in the Yorkshire Post Environment Awards.

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