Oskar and Ellen ToysOskar and Ellen are a Swedish Toy Company who produce a gorgeous selection of fabric toys and play sets which are design-led, innovative, and aimed at encouraging children’s imaginative play. Because the toys are individually hand-made each item is unique and of the highest quality, indeed the attention to detail in these toys is something to behold.
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Oskar & Ellen are a Swedish company founded by Petra Jinglöv. Having lived in Manila in the Philippines for many years, Petra decided that this would be the base for manufacturing and has 3 studios each with approx. 30 employees who receive a fair wage in a friendly and favourable workplace with job and income security.
Products are designed in Sweden and cut and sewn in Manila using sewing machines. They are constructed from cotton, polyester cotton, rayon and felt, depending on the product and fabric is chosen in the textile markets in Manila and imported to the Philippines from places including Hong Kong and the USA. Each product has approximately 15 steps in the manufacturing process which takes on average, about 3 months to process.
The English Afternoon Tea Set creates a perfect role play environment providing everything needed for the quintessential teatime treat. Set includes teapot and cups, cake stand and delicious looking delights, all made from fabric!
A superb gift for any child obsessed with air travel is the Aircraft Play Set. The bag opens up to reveal a hangar with 4 different aircraft and a helicopter and a helipad. This set is perfect if travelling on an aircraft as children can re-enact take-off and landing with this light and compact play set.
Although nativity sets are usually only taken out at Christmas, we think that you can get lots of mileage all year round from the Oskar & Ellen version. Beautifully constructed and containing all the main characters from the nativity story, children won’t be able to resist taking this out to play with time and time again.
Whether using at home or on the move, Oskar & Ellen toys fire up a child’s imagination. All pieces are supplied in their own mesh bag with fabric edging and can be made to fit in the smallest spaces making them an ideal choice for a travel toy. The fact that they are made completely from textiles and thus are quiet is beneficial to other travellers too, although we can’t guarantee there won’t be squeals of delight.
Average Customer Rating 4.7 out of 5