Le Toy Van is a small, proudly family-orientated company with a big heart. We're passionate about play and believe that childhood should be enjoyed to the full. That's why we've been making imaginative wooden toys – designed in London with love and a touch of French je ne sais quoi – for almost 25 years. Mr Le Van started it all way back in 1995 when he made his first dolls house and now his son Steven is at the helm as our Chief of Fun! Supporting communities and building long-term relationships with our team and customers has always been important to us.
We include local kids in our toy design process and have worked with trusted suppliers for over 25 years, we know them, trust them and support their ethical working practices. Our toys are designed to encourage developing senses and are packed with layers of discovery for young, growing imaginations. Ethically made from sustainable, tactile Rubberwood, our uniquely designed, multi-award winning, hand finished toys are a true investment in play for generations to come.
We believe that wood is good
We use and replant a by-product of the rubber industry, Rubberwood, which we, amongst other woods, recycle into wonderful, eco-friendly, high-quality wooden toys.
Our wooden toys and games bring multiple learning dimensions to their plastic and digital counterparts, with their different weights, shapes, sizes and textures.
With wooden toys, little ones experience a Montessori-style learning experience, excellent for their cognitive development.
Since 1995, Le Toy Van’s wooden toys and most packaging have been biodegradable, with the aim to be 100% plastic free by 2021.
Conscious of our carbon footprint, we work hard to make sure that our wood comes only from sustainable forests, supporting local farmers and their communities, pledging to replant and replace what will become beautiful toys.
We choose our places of production very carefully and carry out frequent, rigorous audits. Our toys are handmade only at certified ethical factories, therefore providing careers opportunities and great conditions of work for local families.
We invest our time, energy and passion to ensure we pack all of our wooden, eco-responsible toys with layers of discovery, so that they become a real investment in play for generations to come.