Spielwarenmesse: Wooden Toys and Craftworks

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Wooden Toys and Craftworks

By using design, stable and sustainable materials as well as educational concepts, not only startups but also brands such as Djeco, HaPe, Janod, PlanToys are showing that natural materials are in vogue. Wooden toys are considered some of the most important elements for early childhood development. The Spielwarenmesse® not only showcases classic wooden toys but also offers the perfect platform to craftwork exhibitors.

“As an SME, we‘re not in a position to be on the lookout for new products everywhere and at all times. Because of this, events such as the Spielwarenmesse present a special opportunity for us as they allow us to meet new vendors and get ideas for our range in a short space of time.”
Jean-François Vezia, President, Le Bonhomme de Bois, visitor from France
“Wooden toys have a tradition and it is hard to imagine the toy industry without them. Every year thousands of new products are presented in various theme segments, especially innovations are highlighted. Beleduc is more than 50 years old and the world’s leading fair in Nuremberg is still the ideal get-together for us and a key platform for international contacts.”
Sabine Handstein, CEO, Beleduc Lernspielwaren GmbH, exhibitor from Germany

You can discover

In this product group you will find

  • Wooden Toys and Articles

Baby and toddler articles of wood; Toy shops and accessories ; Games and accessories; Wooden decorations; Wood construction kits; Wooden vehicles; Wooden and rocking horses; Pedagogical wooden toys; Therapeutic toys ; Wooden mobiles ; Musical instruments of wood; Children's room articles; Nursery school and school articles

  • Craftworks

Artistic handicraft toys; Erzgebirge folk art; Nativity scenes and figures; Pyramids and candle arches; Bells; Nutcrackers and smokers; China and pottery articles; Glass and crystal articles; Metal articles; Carvings; Toy clocks, cuckoo clocks; Arts & crafts accessories; Miniatures

License articles, sustainable toys and toys for people with special needs complete the product portfolio. See all licenses of the product group Wooden Toys and Craftworks in the LicenseGuide.

Gallery: Wooden Toys and Craftworks

Where are the booths of HaPe, Juratoys, PlanCreations, Selecta, Wonderworld, and other exhibitors? For a detailed overview of the product group Wooden Toys and Craftworks click on the halls 3 or 3A. Would you like to bookmark exhibitors for your visit? Start your search in the exhibitor list and use the favourites function!

With more than 1 million products, including around 75,000 new toys, the Spielwarenmesse® offers a unique product variety. Read in ToyMagazine which trends and innovations are emerging in the product group Wooden Toys and Craftworks.

Wooden toys are among the oldest established in the industry. With wood being a renewable raw material and given the many versatile ways in which it can be processed and combined (lignin, fasal, bambus), toys made of wood are generally considered highly sustainable and are perceived to have high educational value. These aspects are of particular importance to parents in western countries. Compared with toys made of other materials, such as plastic and cloth, toys made of wood only account for a low (production) share of the overall market. But customers are increasingly interested in natural materials and processing, with wooden toys having a notable advantage in the purchase decision.

The toy industry boasts many small craft operations as well as big players when it comes to wood. Manufacturers from Thailand, China, Australia and the US are as well represented in this market as traditional European companies.

Gallery: Wooden Toys and Craftworks



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