Design & Craftsmanship

Coming up with new ideas for ThreadBear Design gives me the chance to play  with bright, characterful illustrations for our range of aprons and tabards.

For Tender Leaf Toys, I create small worlds of beautiful, contemporary wooden toys in nature-inspired colours. Both brands are united by their warm and friendly  styles and by a love of good design – sometimes charming, sometimes quirky, always imaginative and engaging.   

Tender Leaf Toys are hand-made by skilled men and women who care as much as we do about making finely  crafted wooden toys. From raw timber to finished product, every stage in the creation of our toys happens in the same family-run factory. When each toy has been hand-painted, assembled and checked, it is  wrapped in paper and packed in recycled cardboard – we are close to eliminating all single-use plastic in our packaging.