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Hape

Maker - Robin Lehnert

Hape
Sustainable Living

Maker Story

Positively Playful

Hape Toys takes playtime very seriously. Sure, founder Peter Handstein wants kids to have fun, but he also wants people to be inspired by his company’s toys and how they’re made. Safety and sustainability are top priorities that influence everything from the design of the toys and the sourcing of materials to manufacturing and distribution.

Bamboo, which is eco-friendly for its rapid regrowth qualities, is used in Totter Tower, for instance. Kids can build wild formations with the angled elliptical blocks, which are edged with velvet to add friction. The natural beauty of bamboo also shines through in Quattro, which challenges players to align colored rings on bamboo shoots, and Pallina, a game of strategy that involves intertwined sticks and suspended balls.

Hape Toys’ lineup includes a number of classic toys -- mini kitchen appliances, marble runs, and play instruments -- that have been recreated sustainably. Each piece is designed to engage kids and to promote skills such as spatial thinking, dexterity and social acumen. It’s all in good fun, yet it’s also responsible design. That’s what makes the difference between toys that get tossed and toys that get passed down for generations.

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Discovered 11/9/2012

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Unfortunately, products from this maker are no longer available on our site.

Sustainable Living

Maker Story

Positively Playful

Hape Toys takes playtime very seriously. Sure, founder Peter Handstein wants kids to have fun, but he also wants people to be inspired by his company’s toys and how they’re made. Safety and sustainability are top priorities that influence everything from the design of the toys and the sourcing of materials to manufacturing and distribution.

Bamboo, which is eco-friendly for its rapid regrowth qualities, is used in Totter Tower, for instance. Kids can build wild formations with the angled elliptical blocks, which are edged with velvet to add friction. The natural beauty of bamboo also shines through in Quattro, which challenges players to align colored rings on bamboo shoots, and Pallina, a game of strategy that involves intertwined sticks and suspended balls.

Hape Toys’ lineup includes a number of classic toys -- mini kitchen appliances, marble runs, and play instruments -- that have been recreated sustainably. Each piece is designed to engage kids and to promote skills such as spatial thinking, dexterity and social acumen. It’s all in good fun, yet it’s also responsible design. That’s what makes the difference between toys that get tossed and toys that get passed down for generations.