A Little More About Us
My name is Ania and I make personalised wooden key rings and various wooden play items.
10% from each key ring sold goes to a relevant Charity.
The concept started after making a gift to a good friend who was going through a tough time in her personal life.
Seeing her reaction to the key ring, I thought that I could spread this further and put a smile on more people’s faces.
So I came up with a few designs of Public Services key rings, and picked relevant charities that support them to donate 10% of each item sold. I am hoping that by doing this, I can raise funds towards relevant charities and help to increase their ability to support people who need it as we know that due to austerity, how much stress and pressure the emergency services are under and how mental health is suffering as a result.
As for the other items in my range, well...I have fallen in love with wooden, non mechanical toys when I became parent. I realised that children not only learn through play but that the toys that children benefit from the most are the ones that enable children to use their own imagination. I have learnt education techniques such as Waldorf and Montessori and decided to make Open Ended Toys that are simple and without a lot of detail in order to stimulate a child’s imagination.
I use mostly FSC beech wood that is responsibly sourced and also carries the CE certificate.
I have conducted thorough research and testing to find the right dye for my products and sourced natural, food based, eco friendly wood stains that are chemical free and certified to be safe to use on toys. This is a very important factor for me, as my toys are aimed at children and I want to make sure that the products I use, are completely safe. These stains allow the beautiful wood grain to shine through and to be easily felt in tiny hands, along with a velvet, textured finish so it is easier for the child to hold and easier to stack and build.
I use sealant that is not only safe for use on children's toys (EN 71.3), but is also saliva resistant, durable and hardwearing. This gives our toys a microporous, breathable finish which does not crack, peel or flake.
My packaging is natural, fully recyclable and biodegradable. I use paper tape as opposed to sellotape and even my marketing materials and stationary are made from recycled material.
I am passionate about what I do and I hope that my products reflect on my love for wooden, open ended toys and kindness to the environment.