TheWanderingWorkshop

Wooden toys made of Dreams

Chania, Greece · 455 Sales

TheWanderingWorkshop

Wooden toys made of Dreams

Chania, Greece 455 Sales On Etsy since 2013

5 out of 5 stars
(137)

Announcement   High quality wooden toys made of dreams. Handmade with love in Greece.
Our toys invite children and adults alike to a world open to imagination.
They are envisioned as open-ended toys that offer endless possibilities for creative playing.

All of our toys can be PERSONALISED!

Our toys are produced out of 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 eco-friendly and free of harmful, toxic substances, conforming to the European Union guidelines for safety in toys (EN71/3).

Our toys are envisioned to accompany children beyond childhood as a long-lasting company...
Thank you Etsy for featuring our shop!!! https://blog.etsy.com/en/2014/featured-shop-the-wandering-workshop/

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Last updated on May 13, 2016

High quality wooden toys made of dreams. Handmade with love in Greece.
Our toys invite children and adults alike to a world open to imagination.
They are envisioned as open-ended toys that offer endless possibilities for creative playing.

All of our toys can be PERSONALISED!

Our toys are produced out of 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 eco-friendly and free of harmful, toxic substances, conforming to the European Union guidelines for safety in toys (EN71/3).

Our toys are envisioned to accompany children beyond childhood as a long-lasting company...
Thank you Etsy for featuring our shop!!! https://blog.etsy.com/en/2014/featured-shop-the-wandering-workshop/

Athina and Jose

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Athina and Jose

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5 out of 5 stars
(137)
Javier Delgado

Javier Delgado on Jun 30, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Perfecto, es precioso ya esta plantado en Madrid y a el peque le ha encantado. Muchas gracias!

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About

Our toys invite children and adults alike to a world open to imagination.

We are Athina & Jose, the creators of The Wandering Workshop, ‘Toys Made of Dreams’, a Hellenic toy brand based in Chania, Crete.

The story of The Wandering Workshop started with collages and sketches in traveling notebooks, somewhere between Barcelona, Crete, and the islands of the Aegean…and it has materialized in an eco-friendly collection of contemporary, high-quality wooden toys that have a story to tell. Bringing imagination to play is the basic concept in our work.

THE CONCEPT
Imagination in playing

Our toys invite children and adults alike to a world open to imagination. They are envisioned as open-ended toys that offer endless possibilities for creative playing. Their form, colour and some unexpected yet functional elements, stimulate children’s imagination and promote their engagement in creating their own stories.

Educational value

When designing a new toy we look for simple technical solutions that offer to the child the joy of assembling the toy by practicing fine motor and cognitive skills. We use wooden joints instead of glue or screws. Thus, we do not provide a finished toy. Our toys arrive to you in pieces packed in their hand-made, eco-friendly, card-board boxes. In that way, the child is invited from the very first moment to see the assembly process as a game and be intrigued by the wooden, geometrical, coloured pieces that holds in his/her hands.

High- quality toys

Our toys are produced out of 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 eco-friendly and free of harmful, toxic substances, conforming to the European Union guidelines for safety in toys (EN71/3).

A gift for kids meant to last forever

The toys of The Wandering Workshop are inspired, designed, and hand-crafted with love and an extra attention to detail that make them last and accompany children beyond childhood as long-lasting company.

Our story and story-telling…

Our toys are made of dreams in a beautiful corner of the planet, Greece. We took our first creative steps in Ios, a small Cycladic island, where we drew inspiration from the Aegean Archipelago, for our first collection. We have recently moved the village of Ebrosneros in Apokoronas, Chania, Crete where we seek for unpretentious beauty in the untamed nature and the rich cultural heritage that surround us.
Our toys are strongly tied to the land where they are created and have a story to tell: travelling clouds, a red umbrella blown away by the wind, a tricycle with red helices, an adventurous little boat in the Aegean Sea, the first Autumn drops of rain, a little blue train that travels through imaginary landscapes upon nightfall, are elements of the stories we like to tell.

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

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  • 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 January 24, 2016
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 studio in a small, beautiful island in the Cyclades, Greece.

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

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
We accept payment via Paypal and Credit card.

If you have any issues with payment please contact us.
Shipping
SHIPPING
Your order will ship through the Hellenic Post Office, within 1 to 3 business days after payment is confirmed. We send our toys by priority registered mail. Once the parcel is shipped, we send to the buyer a tracking number. Shipping times are about 8-15 working days for non EU customers and 5-10 working days for EU residents.

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.

INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMERS
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.
Refunds and Exchanges
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.
Additional policies and FAQs
PACKAGING
All our products come safe and carefully wrapped in a beautiful, hand-made cardboard box, ready to be offres as a gift.

We also accept custom orders. In case you want something uniquely made for you, please contact us and we'll be happy to attend you.

Please don't hesitate to contact us for any questions... we'd love to hear from you!