Friends

Welcome to our handpicked selection of the world’s most beautiful, ethical toys. Every one of the brands in this directory has been chosen for its earth-friendliness and commitment to conscious consumption. They’re our friends for good reason and we’re sure you’ll love them too.

Friends

Welcome to our handpicked selection of the world’s most beautiful, ethical toys. Every one of the brands in this directory has been chosen for its earth-friendliness and commitment to conscious consumption. They’re our friends for good reason and we’re sure you’ll love them too.

Meet our friends: PlanToys

Meet our friends: PlanToys

Plan Toys is one of the UK’s favourite ethical toy brands for good reason. Aside from their lovely looks, the toys are all made from sustainable wood in probably the most eco-friendly toy factory in the world. Read all about it right here.

Meet our friends: Lauvely

Meet our friends: Lauvely

Getting ready to snuggle down for Netflix and take-out season? Let me introduce to you the ultimate accompaniments. Lauvely is the brainchild (braintoy) of Laura Cima, the Spanish designer-come-toymaker with a head for adventure and a love of fairytales.

Meet our friends: Wooden Story

Meet our friends: Wooden Story

Into wooden toys? Yup. Probably worth diving into this little read then. These guys were one of our founding store brands and would fly off the table at any market we took them too. They’re one of my very favourite baby gifts (unless you’re sending them overseas as they weigh a tonne) and look pretty great on display too. Let us introduce you to Wooden Story.

Meet our friends: PARK Social Soccer Co.

Meet our friends: PARK Social Soccer Co.

When I ran the shop, I was always on the lookout for amazing toy brands that ticked the boxes of being beautifully designed, ethically made and built to last. Sometimes, though, I’d stumble across a brand that went above and beyond. PARK Social Soccer Co. is one of those brands.

Meet our friends: Candylab Toys

Meet our friends: Candylab Toys

There are some toy brands that you will never grow out of. Candylab is one of them. I bought our first car (the Pioneer) on a trip to the States back in 2017, when Arlo was way too young to appreciate it. It was one of the very first brands I knew I needed to stock and have loved ever since.

Meet our friends: Oli & Carol

Meet our friends: Oli & Carol

Oli & Carol were one of the very first brands to come on board with ToyDrop. Back when we were getting the shop off the ground, I realised we’d ticked all the right boxes for wooden toys, organic cotton toys, even fair trade alpaca wool toys but bath toys were another matter. 

Meet our friends: Main Sauvage

Meet our friends: Main Sauvage

We’ve got a lot of love for Main Sauvage here at ToyDrop. Maybe it’s their shared concern for the well-being of children and the environment. Maybe it’s their fairer-than-Fairtrade manufacturing process that offers good working conditions and a proper income to craftswomen in Bolivia who can neither read nor write.