After spending many years in Indonesia working closely with the Mentari Factory creating delightful and imaginative wooden toys, Founder Danielle Hanson partnered with them to create her own brand of Tender Leaf Toys, and brought it to the UK marketplace. In the summer of 2023, Danielle launched Mentari Toys as the little sister brand to Tender Leaf, with the same ethical trading and use of sustainably sourced rubber wood.

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The story behind Mentari Toys


Mentari products start with a sketch dreamt up by Danielle, and then brought to life by Mentari, who are like family to her and the team. Each piece is produced from reclaimed rubberwood (a by-product of the latex industry), and is hand painted, assembled, checked, wrapped in paper and packaged in recycled cardboard.

Not a plastic tie in sight!


Deeply committed to protecting Indonesia’s natural resources, a new tree is planted for every reclaimed one that Mentari uses, driving ahead the cycle of regeneration. Both Mentari & Tender Leaf Toys are proud to have been awarded the ICTI Ethical Toy Program seal of approval for their ethical and sustainable supply chain.

Mentari & Tender Leaf also support Eden Projects here in the UK, which is now recognised as one of the most effective re-forestation projects on the planet.

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    Sustainably produced wooden toys

    Mentari Toys offers high quality ethically produced wooden toys made from reclaimed rubber wood timber, a by-product of the latex industry. For every tree felled, a new one is planted driving ahead the cycle of regeneration.

    Why I Love Mentari Toys

    It's quite a challenge to find well priced and sustainable wooden toys these days but we know they make such a lovely gift for babies and children so are always on the look out for new brands. Mentari was a great find - not only are they fairly priced, they are also rather cute and good for little hands :)

    Green Tulip Founder