Welcome to Manzanita Kids, we are Adrienne and David. We design and make heirloom toys from our Seattle home. We believe the best toys can be simple, durable, tactile and spark the imagination. Through good design, quality materials and fine craftsmanship we aim to make toys to last generations.
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CARING FOR THE TOYS
Wood is naturally antibacterial, it's true!
Finished toys - Jojoba or safflower oil are great choices to brighten and restore your toy. For blemishes we recommend very fine sandpaper and then oil. We do not recommend water, it can raise the grain and will require further sanding.
Unfinished and Modular toys - clean with fine sandpaper as needed.
AN ECO-FRIENDLY PHILOSOPHY
We carefully select the best American hardwoods for our toys and buy from a local source. This beautiful wood is enhanced and protected by our own blend of beeswax and organic jojoba oil, which we apply and polish by hand.
The birch plywood we use for our modular toys is of the highest quality, it exceeds the strict requirements set by the European Union and the California Environmental Protection Agency (CLARB II). Our toys are safe, durable, beautiful and meant to be passed to the next generation.
A SUSTAINABLE PLAN
Our family business was born out of the desire to offer natural, safe and challenging toys. Our hardwood is FSC certified, sustainability is central to our work. We hope our toys foster a love of learning, curiosity and imaginative play for your little ones. All of our toys are CSPIA compliant.
WHERE ELSE CAN WE FIND YOU?
We are thrilled to have our toys as part of the educational program at these institutions.
Please contact us for wholesale inquiries.
Thank you for visiting,
-Adrienne and David