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About us

We believe children could be raised without plastic toys and that simple and beautiful design of our wooden toys will encourage their imagination, creativity and influence aesthetic. Our toys are handmade in the heart of Europe by traditional methods, hand-painted in a small factory which has been making toys since 1950s. They are timeless, with modern twist made of natural untreated wood. Their sweet faces make happy additions to any playroom or children's bedroom. We update our collection of toys twice a year, bring a few new designs but still keep those firm favourites. We believe our toys have the magical combination of classic, modern and sweet to be liked by small kids and their parents equally.
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See more photos from behind the scenes of painting our toys here
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OUR TOYS

All our toys are made of solid beech wood. They are made from sustainably sourced beech, in line with EU standards and CE marked.

Beech wood is very heavy, hard solid wood.  It withstands shocks and wears very well. It's a warm pale wood, elegant and soft. All our toys are left untreated without varnish or paint. The paint we use on drums and small parts is non toxic, safe for small children. Toys can be cleaned with a damp cloth but as any wood they don’t react well if they are exposed to water.

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See more photos from behind the scenes here 

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NO PLASTIC

We don't use any plastic in our packaging or wrapping. We try to minimise paper waste and use sustainable material whenever it’s possible. Our paper bags and cardboard boxes can be recycled or reused. 

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STORY behind the brand 

Hi, my name is Veronika. I started this shop in 2009 whilst on a maternity leave. Being a mum to a small child I was overwhelmed by the amount of choices for her to play with and was adamant my little one wouldn’t grow up with tons of plastic toys around her. So I started looking for natural, wooden toys which would encourage her imagination, would be timeless and sustainable. I found a maker in my home country and we have been working together since then. I believe children can be raised with a smaller selection of natural toys, items which will encourage their imagination, creativity and learning.

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If you are wondering where the name Sarah & Bendrix come from I borrowed it  from a book The End Of Affair by Graham Green. As my first products were mainly wedding and anniversary oriented ( years back:), the name has stayed with us for the last decade. They are the two main characters from the sad but beautiful love story.