MEET THE DESIGNER
Copy of the Press Release for the forthcoming Trade Fairs.....
"You probably already know Danielle, you may not have met her, but if you are in the Toy and Gift industry then I am confident that you will know her vicariously through her creations.
Her designs have won numerous toy awards over the past 20 years and her style is instantly recognisable. I am sure you are familiar with her distinctive flair and creative talent through other companies she has designed for over the years. After spending many years in Indonesia working closely with the Mentari factory, it became apparent that the natural step was to partner with Mentari and create Tender Leaf Toys and to bring this fabulous new brand in to the UK marketplace.
Having recently established ThreadBear Design with Nick Shirley who is in himself a renowned authority in the Gift & Textile industry Danielle has also created a fabulous contemporary range of Children’s textiles, which has enabled her strong aesthetic style to bridge the 2 companies and so become perfect partners with Tender Leaf Toys in the Childrens' Gift Industry. Both Danielle and Nick are passionate about thoughtful and mindful design not just in the way our products reflect the beauty of the natural world but the way they are manufactured, presented and packaged. Speaking with Danielle, who is incredibly proud of what they have achieved in such a short time, is looking to the future.... ”We care deeply about the planet and it’s dwindling resources, but we also care deeply about ethical trading, customer care and good practice along the supply chain.” In just over one year of real trading they have already attracted some wonderful and renowned retailers and both companies are continuing to grow with a consistent flow of original well designed, plastic free, utterly desirable toys and gifts.
Danielle studied graphic design and animation, starting her career at the BBC producing title sequences. A qualified teacher & lecturer in Art & Design she now lives in Southwest London with her husband and their 3 wonderful Children."