TheWanderingWorkshop

Wooden toys made of Dreams

Chania, Greece
3,513 Sales | 5 out of 5 stars

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Announcement    "Our toys are envisioned as an invitation to a world open to imagination."
The Wandering Workshop is a fresh toy brand with an intrinsic poetic quality in its designs.

It's toys wander carefreely somewhere between the earth, the sea and the sky and invite the child to invent the play. With a focus on beauty as an intergrative part of children's everyday experience, their design is minimalistic, yet playful.

Jose Navarro and Athina Doukaki is the creative duo behind The Wandering Workshop, 'toys made of dreams'. After tasting in bites happiness around Barcelona, the Cyclades and Crete, after having worked in dusty restoration workshops in Barcelona and on windy hills in archaeological excavations in the Cyclades, they designed their first wooden toy in a small workshop surrounded by the Aegean Sea. That Winter of their 26 years marked the beginning of The Wandering Workshop even if they yet didn't quite know...

The Wandering Workshop sells toys all over the world from Alaska to Japan, Paris, Sweden and Copenhagen, to California, New York, Dubai and Australia in a colourful map of selected stores that honors play as it is: children's ultimate way of engaging and making sense of the world.

Each toy is handmade by us in our studio in Crete, Greece. We elaborate high-quality and, eco-friendly materials in a small scale, through an elaborate artisan process with respect to the environment. All the parts of the toys are cut by hand, sanded and hand-painted with great attention to detail so as to be smooth to the touch, familiarizing children with the qualities of wood and those of a uniquely hand-crafted object.
All of our materials are carefully selected and of European provenience. The wood comes from FSC certified suppliers and the colours, varnish and glue are free of harmful, toxic substances, conforming to the European Union guidelines for safety in toys.

Thank you Etsy for featuring our shop!!! https://blog.etsy.com/en/2014/featured-shop-the-wandering-workshop/

Announcement

Last updated on Oct 6, 2021

"Our toys are envisioned as an invitation to a world open to imagination."
The Wandering Workshop is a fresh toy brand with an intrinsic poetic quality in its designs.

It's toys wander carefreely somewhere between the earth, the sea and the sky and invite the child to invent the play. With a focus on beauty as an intergrative part of children's everyday experience, their design is minimalistic, yet playful.

Jose Navarro and Athina Doukaki is the creative duo behind The Wandering Workshop, 'toys made of dreams'. After tasting in bites happiness around Barcelona, the Cyclades and Crete, after having worked in dusty restoration workshops in Barcelona and on windy hills in archaeological excavations in the Cyclades, they designed their first wooden toy in a small workshop surrounded by the Aegean Sea. That Winter of their 26 years marked the beginning of The Wandering Workshop even if they yet didn't quite know...

The Wandering Workshop sells toys all over the world from Alaska to Japan, Paris, Sweden and Copenhagen, to California, New York, Dubai and Australia in a colourful map of selected stores that honors play as it is: children's ultimate way of engaging and making sense of the world.

Each toy is handmade by us in our studio in Crete, Greece. We elaborate high-quality and, eco-friendly materials in a small scale, through an elaborate artisan process with respect to the environment. All the parts of the toys are cut by hand, sanded and hand-painted with great attention to detail so as to be smooth to the touch, familiarizing children with the qualities of wood and those of a uniquely hand-crafted object.
All of our materials are carefully selected and of European provenience. The wood comes from FSC certified suppliers and the colours, varnish and glue are free of harmful, toxic substances, conforming to the European Union guidelines for safety in toys.

Thank you Etsy for featuring our shop!!! https://blog.etsy.com/en/2014/featured-shop-the-wandering-workshop/

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Athina and Jose

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About TheWanderingWorkshop

Sales 3,513
On Etsy since 2013

"Our toys are envisioned as an invitation to a world open to imagination."

The Wandering Workshop is a fresh toy brand with an intrinsic poetic quality in its designs.

It's toys wander carefreely somewhere between the earth, the sea and the sky and invite the child to invent the play. With a focus on beauty as an intergrative part of children's everyday experience, their design is minimalistic, yet playful.

Jose Navarro and Athina Doukaki is the creative duo behind The Wandering Workshop, 'toys made of dreams'. After tasting in bites happiness around Barcelona, the Cyclades and Crete, after having worked in dusty restoration workshops in Barcelona and on windy hills in archaeological excavations in the Cyclades, they designed their first wooden toy in a small workshop surrounded by the Aegean Sea. That Winter of their 26 years marked the beginning of The Wandering Workshop even if they yet didn't quite know...

The Wandering Workshop sells toys all over the world from Alaska to Japan, Paris, Sweden and Copenhagen, to California, New York, Dubai and Australia in a colourful map of selected stores that honors play as it is: children's ultimate way of engaging and making sense of the world.

Thank you Etsy for featuring our shop!
https://blog.etsy.com/en/2014/featured-shop-the-wandering-workshop/

Shop members

  • Jose & Athina

    Owner, Designers, Makers & Dreamers

    Jose studied Sculpture & Art Conservation and Athina studied Prehistoric Archeology. Together they design & handcraft high quality wooden toys in their studio on a small village in Crete. Every toy they create makes them feel closer to their dream!

Shop policies

Last updated on April 15, 2021
Hello!
Thank you for visiting The Wandering Workshop!
We are Jose and Athina. We design and make high quality, eco-friendly wooden toys in our workshop in the island of Crete, Greece.

If you have any questions about our toys, please feel free to contact us.

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
In case you are unhappy with the item purchased for any reason, please contact us and and we will find a solution. It is very important to us that you are satisfied with our toys!

If you wish to return the item, please let us know before shipping it back to us.
Please, have in mind that the item should be sent back in its original state within 8 business days after arrival. As soon as we receive it, you will receive a full refund minus shipping costs. Customer is responsible for paying the returning shipping costs.
Payment
We accept payment via Paypal and Credit card.

If you have any issues with payment please contact us.
Shipping
SHIPPING
GREEK CUSTOMERS
Your order will be shipped with DHL Express, within 3-5 business days after payment is confirmed. The estimated delivery time is 3-4 working days. If you wish to include your mobile phone number, it will facilitate the delivery of he products. You can include it as a note to seller during the checkout or send us a message after the purchase. Once the parcel is shipped, we send you a tracking number.

EUROPEAN CUSTOMERS
Your order will be shipped with DHL Express, within 3-5 business days after payment is confirmed. We offer a shipping flat rate for all of our products and every country in the EU. The estimated delivery time is 4-7 working days. If you wish to include your mobile phone number, it will facilitate the delivery of he products. You can include it as a note to seller during the checkout or send us a message after the purchase. Once the parcel is shipped, we send you a tracking number.

WORLDWIDE CUSTOMERS
Your order will ship through the Hellenic Post Office, within 3-5 business days after payment is confirmed, as priority registered mail. The estimated delivery time is 7-15 working days. Once the parcel is shipped, we send you a tracking number.
Please note that some countries may charge customs fees. We cannot guarantee this information. Please, have in mind that they are the buyer's responsibility and we recommend that you check this out before placing your order, so there are no surprises.

If you need an express delivery, please, contact us.

SHIPPING ADDRESS
We ship to the address you provide to Etsy the moment you check out (not the PayPal address), unless you specify otherwise. Please make sure your address is correct before purchasing, as we are not responsible for items shipped to an incorrect address.
Additional policies and FAQs
Please don't hesitate to contact us for any questions... we'd love to hear from you!