Meet the Designer

You probably already know Danielle, you may not have met her, but if you are in the Toy and Gift industry then we are 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. You will be 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 children's Gift Industry. 

Our aim is to remain small and focused and to support the independent market by offering the best range of wooden and textile gifts, whilst looking after our planet.
We hope you enjoy our wonderful collections.