Award winning German designers Hape have been making toys from natural materials for over 30 years. During this time they have rightly earned a reputation as one of the world’s leading producers of ecological and beautifully crafted wooden toys.
Founded by Peter Handstein in 1986, the company still embodies his original ethos that toys should be first and foremost designed to enhance a child’s development skills, regardless of gender and culture. Hape toys are created to inspire play, learning, and exploration of the world we live in through responsible business practices and in their own words "…they aspire to leave the world in a better condition than when we found it."
All Hape toys are produced to meet strict European and American safety and quality standards, and are tested annually using an independent lab. Where possible they favour the use of renewable Bamboo, taking advantage of it's innate durability so parents can trust they’re making an investment that their children will love for successive generations.
At the Wooden Toy Shack we stock a wide range of Hape toys and really love their distinctive ‘soft’, rounded style which displays their passion for natural wood and a high attention to detail and craftsmanship. Hape best sellers include the fully furnished All Season Doll’s House, the Park and Go Garage and the Checkout Register.