Bigjigs Toys Ltd
Bigjigs® Toys Ltd is a family run business, founded in 1985 in Folkestone, England. Liz and Peter Ireland are head of the family and together with their two sons, have created a global toy company which continues to go from strength to strength.
Quality has always been at the heart of what we do. From the early days when Peter hand-crafted wooden puzzles in his garden shed, to today’s large range of toys, games and puzzles, we work hard to ensure that our products are safe, long lasting and educational.
Bigjigs Toys are FSC® Certified with FSC® C147826, which means we have fulfilled all the requirements of obtaining wood from forests that are ethically managed. Whether it's our 100% FSC® Certified No ...
Bigjigs Toys' popular Wooden Railway is a great way to get Little Train Drivers €œon track€' with their creativity and fine motor skills. A classic toy that lasts for years to come, our toy train sets ...
Green Toys are green by both name and nature. These fantastic eco-friendly toys are made in the USA from 100% recycled plastic from milk jugs - a food-safe, non-toxic material. Green Toys are committe ...
The famous TikTok fidget toy sensation, NeeDoh, has arrived at Bigjigs Toys! This groovy glob is available in a range of exciting colours and has a silky smooth texture that is filled with a non-toxic ...
Sustainability Role in overall company's strategic plansBigjigs Toys has been crafting sustainable wooden toys for almost 40 years, but over recent years we have ramped up our eco focus. We have cut down on plastic by boxing 95% of our toys in recycled cardboard and are revamping our entire collection to ensure sustainable materials are used for as many products as possible. The internal packaging of every Bigjigs Toys item has also been reviewed, and considerable cardboard engineering has been undertaken to eradicate the use of plastic packaging inside our boxes.Sustainability initiatives- All Bigjigs Toys packaging is made from 95% recycled materials, with soy inks used for printing. - We have a zero-tolerance approach to plastic packaging for all new Bigjigs Toys products. - No polythene is used whatsoever in packing customer parcels. - Biffa is our appointed Waste Management Service. All warehouse and office waste is sorted into general and recycling waste. General waste is made up of coated paper, food and pallet strapping. All paper, card, pallet wrapping, plastic and glass waste is recycled. - Less than 10% of cardboard cartons used for customer deliveries are purchased. - 5-ply inward stock boxes are reused for customer deliveries. - Any batteries used across the business are recycled. - All printer toners and cartridges are recycled. - 99% of invoices and statements are emailed – 1% of our customer base is unable to accept documentation in email format. - Our warehouse energy needs are generated by a 50kw solar system. - We implement power-saving features on all computer equipment. - Our lighting is 100% LED throughout all warehouses, offices and showroom areas. - Light-saving efficiencies are in place across the business, including timing switches in high-use areas. - Half of our company cars are now 100% electric. - Air freight is kept to an absolute minimum.Pledges for the yearBy the end of 2024, all production made from wood will change to FSC® sources or sustainably sourced wood (and we’re currently ahead of target!).Sustainable ProductsSimply Scandi KitchenMade from FSC® Certified wood, our sustainable Simply Scandi Kitchen has been crafted to look and feel just like the real thing. It features a twin hob, an oven, a sink and an under-the-counter cupboard, with a wooden pot, saucepan, serving spoon and spatula also included.Coffee MakerBudding baristas can serve up frothy cappuccinos and creamy flat whites with their very own wooden Coffee Maker. Made from eco-friendly FSC® Certified wood, this stylish kids' coffee machine features an espresso portafilter and two rounds of coffee that can be placed inside for a fresh cup of Joe! It also comes with two cups and saucers, a milk jug and sugar pot with a spoon.Mini Tractor (Blue)Tiny tractor fans can play ‘til the cows come home with this lifelike toy tractor in miniature! Made from FSC® Certified wood, our Mini Tractor has chunky rubber tyres with deep tread patterns, just like a real tractor! It also comes with a wooden farmer figure which fits inside the tractor.AT THE FAIRNEW TO THE FAIRSocial equity at your companyEveryone is welcome at Bigjigs Toys! Our culture is very important to us. We are all equals here and everyone is treated the same way: - We promote kindness and empathy within our teams - We ensure that all employees are treated in line with our values - We prohibit the use of child labour - We do not participate in forced labour practices - We are committed to eliminating unlawful discrimination and promoting equality and diversity - Everyone has the right to join a trade union of their choosing - We work in line with the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974 - All staff are offered continual work-related training and upskilling opportunities - Warehouse staff are regularly assessed and remedial training plans are in place for those who require additional support - A formal training programme exists for all compliant training - fire marshall, first aid, and forklift training across the business - For the local community, annual work experience placements are offered to schools to allow youngsters to come into the workplace and experience the world of workCertified sustainable products by third partyCERTIFIEDCertified byFSC®PackagingOur packaging is made with recycled contentWe are in the process of making our packaging plastic freeAll Bigjigs Toys packaging is made from 95% recycled materials, with soy inks used for printing.MaterialsWe have products made from recycled materialsWe have products made from sustainability sourced raw materialsWe are in the process of transforming our range to ensure FSC® Certified wood is used for all Bigjigs Toys products. We also work with Green Toys to distribute products made from 100% recycled plastic.Ethical ConsiderationsFair wages are paid to the people who make our productsOur products are made by people employed in good working conditionsWe have mapped our entire supply chainWe challenge our suppliers to report any ethical issues they identifyWe have an ethical policyWithin the workplace where our products are made there is commitment to Non-Discrimination Gender Equality and Freedom of AssociationEnviromental ImpactWe consider the environmental impact when creating our productsSome of the processes we use to manufacture products are energy efficient- We use sustainably sourced materials to craft Bigjigs Toys products and partner with ethical brands who have the same values as us when it comes to sustainability - Our warehouse energy needs are generated by a 50kw solar system - We implement power-saving features on all computer equipment - Our lighting is 100% LED throughout all warehouses, offices and showroom areas - Light-saving efficiencies are in place across the business, including timing switches in high-use areas - Air freight is kept to an absolute minimum
Choo-choo! The Fairy Pink Train Set is ready to depart to a magical fairytale land far, far away. Pinks, pastels and fairy figures feature extensively in this bright and wonderful wooden train set. Th ...
Shut The Box is a fun game that will help youngsters to improve their numeracy skills. Roll the pair of dice and 'shut' tiles which equal the total of the dice roll. Continue play to 'Shut The Box' an ...