About Tender Leaf
Tender Leaf creates exciting worlds of imaginative wooden toys, that are made to last with a lifetime of love. We strive to continuously develop and grow our charmingly quirky products, that are engaging, entertaining, and perfect for little hands. The Tender Leaf folks love to be educational through play, while encouraging every child to be authentic so that they can grow with confidence, and have fun at the same time!
Creating toys with longevity is what they do best. They work hard to maintain a strong brand identity and strive to be the best they can be.Their products are all dreamt up by their lovely designer Danielle, and then brought to life by the good partners at the factory, who are like family. Each part of the Tender Leaf cog is as important as the next, and they love working together to achieve their legacy.
Every year, they spend approximately two months working alongside the wonderful suppliers Mentari International in Indonesia, makers of all Tender Leaf Toys. Their family-run factory operates with high standards of training, well-being and respect, and provides dependable employment for hundreds of local villagers. During their visits they all work together, eat together and make gorgeous toys together.
Tender Leaf Toys is deeply committed to protecting Indonesia’s natural resources and only work with reclaimed rubberwood, a by-product of the latex industry. In addition, for every reclaimed tree it uses, they plant a new one, driving ahead the cycle of regeneration. They've been awarded the ICTI Ethical Toy Program seal of approval for their ethical and sustainable supply chain. From raw wood to the finished product, every single stage of production happens in the same family-run factory. Once each toy has been hand-painted, assembled and checked, it is wrapped in paper and packaged in recycled cardboard.
They care a lot about being as sustainable to our lovely planet as they can be, and are close to eliminating single-use plastic in all of their packaging. They also use all FSC certified wood (Forest Stewardship Council) and all of their products meet or exceed the safety standards for EN71, ASTM F963 and AS/NZS ISO.