Started in Kent, England in 1985 by a husband and wife team, Big Jigs has always had education and ethical production at it’s heart. Peter and Liz Ireland, both teachers by profession, firmly believe in learning through play and their products support various aspects of child development. Big Jigs toys are manufactured using rubberwood, a byproduct of the latex production process. Rather than the wood being discarded at the end of it’s useful life, it is harvested from repleneshible forests and used in toy production. All pains, stains and lacquers are kind to kids and thee enironment too.