Bigjigs is a UK-based company. The business began in Kent, England in 1985. Peter Ireland hand crafted wooden jigsaws which he and his wife Liz sold at craft fairs all over the UK. Liz and Peter were both teachers by profession and have always had child development and education at the heart of what they do.
Their mission is to deliver quality, safe and affordable products which are responsibly sourced and complement childhood development through fun, exploration and learning.
The majority of Bigjigs products are manufactured using Rubberwood. Rubberwood is a byproduct of the latex production process. Rather than the wood being discarded at the end of its useful life, it is harvested from replenishable forests and used in their toy production. It is a solid hardwood, perfect for producing quality, hard wearing toys. Each toy has been safety tested by an independent lab to ensure that it meets the standards required to be sold in Europe (EN71 regulations) and/or North America (ASTM regulations). This testing process includes rigorous durability testing, chemical and paint analysis and consideration for age appropriate guidelines.