The brands that we choose to carry share our values and belief in the importance of play.They are thoughtful and intentional in the products they create. You can find some of the key brand values listed under each product in the shop. We are excited to introduce you!
Gunner & Lux- Riley loved to play dress up, accessorize, and find fashion inspiration at a very young age. During the summer of 2015, when Riley was just 5 years old she decided to use the vintage jewelry her dad John had collected for her to create her very first necklace. She learned how to use pliers, tweezers, and tie knots as she developed her own line of colorful, whimsical accessories. Riley and John worked on these necklaces together after dinner each night. Soon, Riley began selling her individual charms at her summer lemonade stand, then on her website, and before they both knew it…their jewelry was being sold in stores all around the world. Together, Riley and John have created something truly unique. Today, they hope their story and their designs inspire and bring smiles to those who START COLLECTING.
Modern Doll Studio- Husband and wife team Silas and Katie launched Modern Doll Studio with a mission to bring more diversity to the world of high end toys. The designs of Modern Doll Studio are driven by the notion that our world is made up of a rainbow of brown. Each doll is lovingly handmade in Brooklyn, New York.
Mr. Boddington's Studio- Mr. Boddington lives in an old world residence flanked by peonies in the little village of Antibes. From there he entertains his friends with Bombay tonics, rounds of cribbage, and newspapers from his favorite four cities: Cairo, New York, Paris and Tokyo. He encourages visitors (and you) to toss their phone into the sea and pen a note to somebody .... even if it is a request to pick up some pistachio gelato from the market. Now since Mr. Boddington is often traveling the world in pursuit of leisure and inspiration, he maintains a studio in Brooklyn to keep his craft humming. In the reclaimed factory bones of Industry City, you will find a team of talented artists, designers, illustrators, production specialists and biscuit nibblers. The team is led by Rebecca S. Ruebensaal who illustrates and designs much of the collection. She has her own story but is far too busy chasing the demands of Mr. Boddington, her two sons and her terribly naughty pup, Lucky, to share at this time.
Candylab Toys- Candylab Toys was born out of our desire to revive the glamorous '60s American modernist vibe and carve it into awesome contemporary wood toy designs. As artists, designers and parents we draw on many influences, not least of which are our deep love of classic American Cars and the craftsmanship spirit of mid-century artisan furniture designers.
kiko+ & gg*- kiko+ & gg* is a minimalist-design wooden toy & gift brand from Osaka, Japan. Founded by two female toy designers, Kaz* and Novi*, the company has been making eco-friendly toys for 12 years! Working closely with both Japanese and international designers, the brand is known for reinventing disposable plastic toys into longer lasting wooden creations. The items are always created with fun, functionality and design in mind. Products range from fun wooden gum ball machines , magna doodles, retro pay phones, wooden friction vehicles to more educational and open-ended games. All toys are designed to spark creativity and the child's imagination. Made with sustainably-sourced wood and hand-crafted in small batches in Asia. Thousands of kiko+ & gg* toys have also been donated to charitable and creative causes, like The Toy Foundation, MAD museum and Kids Art Fest NYC . kiko+gg toys are tested to the highest international safety standards - ASTM, EN71, CE, Prop 65.
Tender Leaf Toys- They create exciting worlds of imaginative wooden toys, that are made to last with a lifetime of love. They strive to continuously develop and grow their charmingly quirky products, that are engaging, tirelessly entertaining, and perfect for little hands. While they love to be educational through play, they encourage every child to be authentic so that they can grow with confidence, and have fun at the same time!
eeBoo- eeBoo is a boutique toy manufacturer that specializes in useful, beautiful and well-made educational games and gifts. eeBoo creates refreshing toys and gifts that are 100% original (no licenses) and they commission their artwork from well-known and well-loved children’s book illustrators. Everything they make is meant for wholesome individual or family play. Literacy, story telling, drawing, imaginative play and basic math are among the skills that eeBoo products encourage. A good share of the eeBoo line has been awarded Oppenheim Best Toy Awards and other honors.
Miniland Educational- Miniland is an educational toys brand whose expertise is on social & emotional learning toys (SEL) delivering on our values of diversity, inclusion, cooperation and tolerance. At Miniland they believe that the world is a better place when being parents becomes a journey for growth where we free up all of our potential. It is a journey to discover, create and connect significant moments in the role of caring for and teaching our little ones. They have a plan: grow together while enjoying the journey, so all children grow and shine with their own light.
Plan Toys- At PlanToys®, they work toward their belief of "Better Kids for Better World". Focus on sustainability, safety and child development are their top priorities! Since 1981, PlanToys®, has embraced a sustainable mind to respect and preserve natural resources for future generations. They believe that children are the real force behind this mission. Their well-designed toys made of reclaimed rubber woods help enhance the development of children from newborn to 5 years old, as these first five formative years are absolutely critical for their growth. They also strive to nurture them with the freedom of play and a closer relationship to nature. Meanwhile, they try to develop the safest processes and use materials that cause minimal or no effects to their staff, consumers, the environment, and the planet.
My Family Builders- A diversity-focused toy designed in San Francisco in 2015, They are a small company with a mighty mission. They seek to encourage the exploration of important topics through play. A range of My Family Builders products include mix & match blocks, magnets, and stickers with interchangeable bodies and heads so kids, their parents, and their educators can gain tactile experience building families of their own, families of their friends, families on our game cards, and families in the world around them.
Kind Culture Co.- As moms, they recognize that in every child’s hands lies the potential to change the world, and that children’s toys have a profound effect on their childhood. They founded this company to harness the power of toys for a good cause. Their award-winning products (The Doll Kind and Good Deed Fairies) inspire children to do acts of good, and empower them to spread kindness. They work with charitable partners to guarantee that every purchase you make will benefit a child in need.
ooly- At ooly they love creating products that help people of all ages smile, explore their imaginations and express themselves. Since 2003, they've been dreaming up all kinds of colorful, fresh and inspiring products full of unexpected delight. Seriously fun stuff to make your art space, creative space, school space or office space more fun. Whatever space you're in, you’re sure to find that something extra special to spark your creativity and express yourself to the world. Here's to a fun, happy and colorful life!
Plus-Plus USA- Plus-Plus is a whole new class of construction toy! Manufactured at a Zero-Waste Facility in Denmark, their one simple shape contains endless possibilities and hours of fun. Each piece easily connects to the next and lets your imagination create colorful flat mosaics or work in 3-D to make more intricate builds. Even curves are possible thanks to the unique design of this deceptively simple shape! A perfect STEM toy to develop fine motor skills, focus and patience - as well as design, imagination and creativity!
Pebble- Once upon a time, a young woman from the UK fell in love with a young man from Bangladesh. Eventually they moved to Bangladesh and had a baby. As the new mother cuddled her tiny boy, she couldn't help but notice all of the young women streaming into the garment factories every morning. She was deeply saddened when she discovered that many of these woman had babies back home in their villages, left for months at a time with grandparents while the mom worked in the city. Lack of rural employment for women was separating families and putting the mothers in harmful situations and the babies without their mothers. So this new mom did what she could. She gathered a few women around her and taught them how to knit and crochet little dollies that could be sold in the Western markets. Samantha Morshed dreamed that this would grow and become an alternative source of income for women throughout Bangladesh. 15 years later, her dream is becoming a reality. More than 13,000 women are now employed making Pebble toys in their home village. They walk to work, taking their babies with them. There they sit together, yarn spilling onto their laps as they knit community and love together in each heirloom Pebble toy. Pebble was born out of a love for babies and their mothers.
Floss & Rock- Floss & Rock was founded by husband & wife team Tim & Gill in January 2016. Based in the very British seaside town of Blackpool, famous for the tower, kiss me quick hats, miles of beaches, rollercoasters and most of all candy floss & sticks of rock….the inspiration behind their brand name! Their products are manufactured with long standing partnerships with excellent ethical working standards. All products are CE tested to International Safety Regulations. They design their products to be the highest quality and long lasting.
Begin Again- BeginAgain is an eco-conscious toy company based out of Fort Collins, CO, who specializes in toys for children 6 months to 6 years old. They design and market toys that are fun and develop the child across all stages of toddler and preschool life, both mentally and physically. Their products are made from 100% sustainable materials, so they are child safe and most importantly mom trusted!
Little Poland Gallery- Little Poland Gallery is one of the leading distributors of wooden toys in the US and Europe. With a focus on quality handcrafted wooden designs, Little Poland Gallery ensures that each of its brands has the perfect toys for children and their families. LPG goes far and beyond to make sure their customers gets the best products in their hands. LPG is based in Brooklyn New York and their headquarters is located in historic DUMBO area.
Arckit- What is Arckit? ARCKIT is a collection of Scale model building kits that support STEM and STEAM learning All kits use actual to scale building materials which allows you to physically explore designs and bring your ideas to life with speed and precision. Based on modern building techniques and a 1.2m/4ft grid to scale, the ‘click and connect’ modular components make it possible to create a vast range of structures that can be quickly assembled, endlessly modified and finished to perfection. Arckit is continually reusable, a great alternative to ‘cut and glue’ model making and the perfect tool for STEAM learning, architects, hobbyists, students and children. As an architect, the founder of Arckit, Damien Murtagh understood the value of a physical model to explore ideas and present designs to clients. However, traditional ‘cut and glue’ models are time-consuming, impractical and expensive. The moment of insight came while he was developing a real modular building concept. He needed a modern system that was fast, reusable and cost-effective. To his amazement, nothing like this existed – so he decided to invent one from scratch!
Bracitz- Brackitz, open-ended building toys are unique in their ability to connect anywhere, at any angle, enabling kids of all ages to design anything they can imagine.
Lil' Pyar- It was simply the desire to honor the love of story-telling, imagination and quality, in which Lil' Pyar arrived! With each swaddle; touch; tug; or tumble, Lil' Pyar features the splendor of soft natural materials, crafted by hand in a handful of happy hues. Each piece is designed by Founder, Paula Queen with the dream and hope that each piece will not only snuggle with little one as stories are told but will "gather" stories to be told for years to come.
KAHRI- Growing up on a farm outside of Tripoli in northeast Iowa, where fashion is of little concern, KahriAnne Kerr broke the mold. KahriAnne taught herself how to sew and design, started her own clothing business at age 19, and moved to NYC at 20 years old to attend the Fashion Institute of Technology. The KAHRI collection has evolved over the years and now includes a range of edgy yet feminine artsy accessories, cosmetic bags, handbags, clothing, home décor, fashion art, and fashion icon dolls.
Lovelane Designs- We tell our kids they can be anything they want as long as they can imagine it. At Lovelane Designs, they want to help young imaginations soar all day long—and keep them dreaming at night. Hand-printed on made to last cotton canvas using eco-friendly, water based inks, all Lovelane products are proudly designed and manufactured in the Savannah, Georgia. Lovelane products are one of a kind. Slight variations may occur in fabric and ink, reflecting their provenance. CPSIA-compliant and made with care; the heirloom quality means there might just be flight left in them to pass down to the grandkids. A hankering for adventure led Lane to Savannah, Georgia, where she set up shop as Lovelane Designs in a sunny Victorian in the city’s Landmark Historic District. She began designing and screenprinting tea towels, pillows and other home décor and became a veteran of Indie Craft Parade and other artisan craft fairs—but it’s been her imaginative children’s designs that have captured the world’s attention.
Copernicus Toys- Copernicus Toys designs science & nature based activity kits, games, and toys. They create for students of the fantastic and collectors of the remarkable. At its best, play is free from limits. So, They strive for items that don’t box you in! Play for All! Multi-age appeal (3-infinity!) inspires generations to play and learn together. Our products help create an enriching and fun childhood moment—or tween, teen, parent, aunt, uncle, grandparent, human moment! Gender-neutral toy design empowers you to pursue interests independent of stereotypes and decide for yourself what is fun. Their toys that scratch your inner geek & stretch what toys can and should be. Play for Discovery! They see play as a way kids discover themselves and the world. Their toys & activities develop and exercise problem-solving, fine motor skills, organization, concentration, and so much more! Play with Design!
Lily & Momo- Launched in 2011, the Lily & Momo collection features fresh and vibrant hair clips, clip keepers, headbands, bags and jewelry. Founder and ceo, Aharon Miller named the company after her two children, Lily and Miles (her nickname for miles being Momo). Sharon could not find accessories for Lily that reflected her personality and were a fun fashion statement. She was looking for something more than just another traditional hair bow. So she got to work creating a collection of accessories that inspired her and that lily was excited to wear. It is important to sharon to have a work place promotes inspiration and that everyone is happy at work. The moms on the lily & momo team have flexible work hours so they can be at home when their kids arrive home from school.
Itzy-Ritzy- At They believe parenting in style is possible. They have worked hard to make a collection of baby, toddler, and lifestyle accessories that provide smart solutions to everyday challenges. And since they believe in beauty and brains, our smart solutions are also fashion forward and very on trend.
Fair Play Projects- Fair Play Projects is a craft company specializing in kits that inspire creativity and teach valuable handwork skills for people of all ages and ability levels, especially kids! Their kits are designed for kids ages 5 and up with adult help or 10+ on their own (and adults too!) They have all the supplies you need to get to work, including clear instructions and lots of fun templates. The company was founded in 2018 by Corinne Gill and Molly Schnick, who met while working as designers at Purl Soho and bonded over their love of making things with their kids. They are currently based in Minneapolis and Brooklyn respectively.
Bunnies By The Bay- Delightful gifts for baby's first years! Founded in 1986, the world of Bunnies By The Bay was created in response to tragic events that unexpectedly propelled one family into navigating a wayward journey from tragic loss to hopeful healing. The lessons of those experiences instilled in them the belief that everything can be rescued and mended, even broken hearts. While life may deal unpredictable challenges, help may come in surprising ways and provide us with those little dabs of glee that enable one to rekindle glad dreams.
Axol & Friends- Axol & Friends is a socially conscious startup that produces plush toys, storybooks, and gifts from eco-friendly and recycled materials in the image of rare endangered species. They are committed to sustainability, impact, and empowerment in every aspect of Their brand, which is why They focus on endangered species, only use ethical labor, and even plant trees to offset our carbon footprint! Most importantly, a portion of every sale goes straight to their nonprofit programs where they empower youth to be activists and environmentalists. They have partnered with NGOs in the same regions our main characters call home, Mexico and Thailand. In Mexico They are funding community programs and after-school care, and in Thailand They are funding the construction of new schools and shelters for refugees, stateless children, and former victims of human trafficking. Additionally, They donate plushies to children in need, at hospitals, foster care agencies, and both US and Int'l community organizations!
Kid Made Modern- Kid Made Modern is on a misson to create the next generation of creative thinkers. Since 2012 they have been making exclusive products designed to inspire children to push the boundaries of their imaginations while expressing themselves through creativity.
Acme Gifts Denver- ACME Gifts and Favors started over a mutual love of all things personalized! Friends and moms, Stacy Berk and Sarit Thorp, loved the idea of giving out party favors that made each attendee feel special because it had their own name on it, and parents loved that it was something that could be used over time. What started as party favors quickly expanded to an array of handmade and unique items made here in Denver. Representing their four kids, ACME has given Berk and Thorp a fantastic creative outlet while also being able to show their young children what mama boss ladies look like.
Sherbet With Sprinkles - A lover of children and play, owner Denise's daydreaming drives her to bring adventure into every day. She brings to life her creations so you can sprinkle some fun and laughter, even into the most mundane moments. Bring childhood to life!
A teacher of children with severe and multiple disabilities, and deaf-blindness, specializing with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, she teaches full time during the day, chase after and create adventures for 2 her two little imps after work, and looses herself in daydreaming and creating for you at night.
Sienna's Sunnies- Created by Dana & Sienna Denise, Sienna's Sunnies combines two of my biggest passions, fashion and my children. With 10 plus years working in the luxury fashion world, my knowledge of trends, design and quality helped drive the vision for this line. I love a fashion accessory for all seasons and sunnies are the great all year fashion statement.I started creating this for my daughter Sienna, customizing them for her mood, time of year and even her looks.Since then the line has developed into customizable sunnies for boys & girls, selling locally to families in the area and online. We even offer Mommy & Me matching pairs!
eco-kids- eco-kids started as a family run business that produces all natural art supplies. It began simply, as all good things do, with the molding dough recipe Cammie's mom made for her as a child. After incorporating natural ingredients into the recipe, the dough was transformed into eco-dough, rich in color, soft in texture, with a delicate aroma like no other. In 2008 Cammie and Kip began selling it at farmers markets. From there, Eco-kids evolved. This woman owned business lives by the mantra — creative play the natural way. Products are developed with this belief in mind. From using non-toxic, natural ingredients to the unique packaging, Eco-kids works with environmentally friendly companies from around the United States to bring you fresh ideas in the world of art supplies. The kids test and ensure the art supplies are fun to play with — after all, that's what it's all about.
Indigo Jamm- Established in 2011, Indigo Jamm is a small company of 4 friends and family, with our children roped in to model our toys.Our team has a vast array of interesting backgrounds before starting Indigo Jamm: working for British Aerospace, opening toy shops, designing toys for other companies, working in banks and even all-star girl bands! Now we are happy to say we are doing something we love and are passionate about toys and continuously learning more about how children interact with them.
Brass Tacks- Hello and Welcome! As a mom of 4 kids ages 11 to 1 I know it can be a struggle to keep our kids creating. The TV, Xbox, or other screen seems to be the easy way to pass some time. But I want to challenge you do do something FUN and CREATIVE with your kids. My hope is that we, at Brass Tacks, make it easy for you to have a fun, engaging, and creative activity and experience with the kids in your life.
Selfie Craft Co.- Fun, creative and learning in every colour in set! Welcome to Selfie Craft Co, a brand for creative kids who love to make. Gemma created her unique company, Selfie Craft whilst taking time out from her full time job to care for her two children. “The idea of colour in clothing came from my own boys, and their love for crafting. I wanted to extend the pride and sense of achievement they get from making things, and what better way is there than to allow them to wear what they have made!” says Gemma. It all started with the launch of their super soft jersey tops, hand printed to order with a variety of designs, that can be personalised, to include unicorns, dinosaurs and superheroes. On the back of this success the range was extended with the launch of colour-in pyjamas, hats and dress up capes. “We are constantly keeping a look out for new trends and themes. As we are a UK based company and design everything ourselves, we can be pretty responsive and regularly launch new designs,” says Gemma.
TWEE- TWEE is a woman owned Philadelphia maker's studio specializing in reimagined, eco-friendly, childhood classics - for playtime.
All TWEE products are handmade and perfectly designed for littles, helping to increase grip strength and fine motor skills while encouraging creative play and imaginative making.
TWEE provides the much-needed break to take a step back, to make believe, to share experiences with friends and to create your very own masterpieces.