Established in 1980 Gepetto Toy Craft is a New Zealand company specialising in the manufacture of wooden rattles, teethers and cot plays for babies.
Our traditional craftsmanship combines safety and style in a long lasting wooden toy designed to entertain and stimulate. Colours are guaranteed non-toxic and saliva resistant, tested to the European specification EN 71 parts 3 & 9. Designs are developed and tested to meet International Toy Safety Standards.
The wood used in Gepetto’s toys is the locally grown sycamore maple, a readily regenerating species we harvest for toy production. Typical of the maple family, this hardwood is non-splintering, strong and durable, and has excellent turning and finishing characteristics.
After about twelve months’ air drying the milled sycamore is ready for turning on one of our three wood lathes to produce all the turned components used in Gepetto’s toys. Further processing and finishing, colouring and assembly, are completed in Gepetto’s workshop in the Central Otago town of Alexandra, southern New Zealand.