Family run from day one, a little bit like ourselves!

The business began in Peter Ireland’s garden shed in Kent, England in 1985. Peter hand crafted wooden jigsaws which he and wife Liz sold at craft fairs all over the UK. Liz and Peter were both teachers by profession and so have always had child development and education at the heart of what they do.

Their aim to deliver quality, safe and affordable products which are responsibly sourced and complement childhood development through fun, exploration and learning.

Their toys are designed at HQ in Folkestone by their creative team. Each product is designed to encourage key skills and is graded according to age appropriate guidelines. They  firmly believe in the importance of learning through play and our products support some aspect of child development. From rhythm to number recognition, from manual dexterity to gross motor skills, we love to encourage children to play, explore and learn.

Big Jigs regluary visit the places where the wood is sourced to ensure environmental criteria are being met. The majority of Big Jig products are manufactured using Rubberwood. Rubberwood is a byproduct of the latex production process. Rather than the wood being discarded at the end of its useful life, it is harvested from replenishable forests and used in our toy production. It is a solid hardwood, perfect for producing quality, hard wearing toys.

 

Here at Weasel and the Bug we stock many different brands. These brand all have amazing origin stories and full information is available below.

Bigjigs Crayon Rocks Djeco Floss and Rock  Frugi Goki Grimms
Hape Holztiger Janod Klean Kanteen  Lanka Kade Le Toy Van Orange Tree toys  
Plan toys Powell Craft Puppet Company Respiin Tender Leaf Toys  Wilberry ...…..

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Tel: (01244) 348176

Email: Hello@weaselandthebug.com

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