Artiwood Educational Toys
Trading Fairly and Manufacturing Ethically since 1999 .
"Artiwood is dedicated to the development, design and manufacturing of the finest
educational toys available today. Our toys are handcrafted, safe, colourful and eco friendly.”
Since 1999 Artiwood Australia has been creating quality, imaginative and playful educational toys manufactured by small family-owned handicraft businesses in the rural areas of Sri Lanka. Today, over 10 years later, the Artiwood business and brand continues to expand using the same basic principles: high-quality, safe, ethical and sustainable manufacturing.
We realize that without our valued customers we would be unable to sustain our suppliers, and so we give our heartfelt thanks for all your support, encouragement and feedback over the years. Your conscious decision to buy our toys has a positive affect that resonates all the way back to the communities where the toys originate. Feel great knowing that your choices contribute to a safer, greener and brighter future for our Earth.
In addition to creating our own new and exciting educational toys, we’re committed to bringing our customers the best products from reputable international companies. For the past few years, we’ve been proud suppliers of I’M Toy and Selyn Fair Trade Products, and this year we’ll expand our offerings to include quality selections from Chelona Wooden World, Krooom and Guidecraft. We’ve carefully hand-selected toys that encourage construction, spark the imagination and invite children to touch, feel and explore through meaningful and fun play experiences.
Lastly and on a personal note 2011 brought the gift of a new baby boy to our family and we’ve just celebrated his 1st birthday. Going through the process of becoming a parent again has helped me to re-examine what kind of toys I would be happy to have him play with, both now and in years to come. Please enjoy our range.
About I'm Toys
Since 1987 Im Toy has earned a reputation for producing highly-creative wooden and fabric toys which have been carefully designed and produced using environmentally-friendly materials including rubberwood cultivated on plantations in Thailand. Their multi functional toys are made from of a wide range of baby toys, educational toys, musical toys, gift, game, ride ons and more. With a focus on safety, education, fun and value, these bright colourful toys offer unlimited imaginative play for any child.
About Chelona Wooden World
Chelona Wooden World offers 30 years of specialised wooden toy designs with a focus on fresh ideas, quality and safety. This company was originally established in Greece in 1982 by owners Yoav and Marianne Karasanti who offer their combined expertise in industrial design and arts & crafts. By 1995, they were distributing in Germany, and within a short time expanded their range to include global partners. Chelona, or “turtle”, has certainly earned a reputation for longevity. Today, Yoav’s son Emiel manages the business making it a truly family affair! Chelona Wooden World exceeds the ASTM and EN71 industry standards and use water-based paints and high quality heat transfer printing for images on wooden surfaces
Since 2006, the highly-skilled team at Krooom has been designing and manufacturing quality 100% recyclable laminated print board toys with an emphasis on function, aesthetics and safety. Using a patented technology developed over a three year span, this environmentally-friendly company prides itself on offering toys which are not only unique and inspiring, but durable and lightweight. Their “green is beautiful” approach ensures design and ecology are top priority. For 2012, we're proud to offer Krooom's colourful and durable playsets.
Guidecraft is an award-winning company which has been producing beautifully-crafted wooden toys designed to encourage open-ended and imaginative educational play for over 40 years. Working in conjunction with a team of early childhood educators, Guidecraft works hard to ensure the quality, visual appeal and learning value of their products is top-notch. For 2012, we're proud to offer a selection of tactile toys including puzzles and an eco-friendly 65-piece construction set to stimulate your child's imagination and learning
Founded in 1991, Selyn started its work with a handful of women in the village of Wanduragala in Kurunagala, Sri Lanka. Twenty years later Selyn are a Fair-Trade certified handloom company that engages nearly 1000 members of the traditional Sri Lankan community of handloom weavers in bringing to you products handmade with 100% cotton and infinite measures of skill and devotion. Today, as the industry faces decline Selyn takes on the challenge of reviving a Sri Lankan heritage and extending its benefits to rural women and men. Committed to fair-trading practices, we hope not only to empower our members financially but to also create a way of life within which they are comfortable. Selyn a community woven as one.
Many of our products are made from carefully selected, treated and seasoned rubber wood. Rubberwood is an un-endangered and renewable source of timber used in the production of latex and cultivated on plantations in Sri Lanka and Thailand.
Plantation rubberwood allows us to make quality wooden toys while leaving natural forests unharmed.