Our Story

Happy kid playingin pilot helmet near the wooden background

The Toy Trunk is a result of a lifetime love of toys.  When Darren and I started our own family, we began noticing that there were `slim pickings’ when it came to the kinds of sustainable, natural toys that we wanted to expose our young daughters to.   My mother preserved everything from my childhood, so I was able to uncover a treasure trove of wooden toys from the 70’s and 80’s that were made to last.

So, what’s changed?  Why have most toys on the department store shelf become disposable, cheap and downright dangerous?  We certainly aren’t advocating the destruction of every plastic toy out there, but perhaps, wooden, natural toys can be made more available at affordable prices.  That’s where we come in.. we want your child to have the best and our brands are leaders in the natural toy industry, meeting and surpassing European and Canadian toy safety and quality standards.

If it’s not on the site, we can get it!  Just ask and we would be glad to hunt down exactly what you’re looking for.  We are constantly adding product and would welcome your suggestions and feedback.

We are so excited to launch this site and develop a relationship with our new customers.  The trunk is stocked and ready to go… have a look inside.

All the best from our family to yours,

Sonja & Darren