Their mission is to deliver quality, safe and affordable products which are responsibly sourced and complement childhood development through fun, exploration and learning. Bigjigs began in 1985 in a shed in Kent by husband and wife, Peter and Liz, both teachers at the time. The company remains family owned and based in Folkstone where their office and warehouse are powered by 216 solar panels! 90% of their packaging is from recycled material and their inks are soy based. Liz personally visits the the production facilities in China to ensure they are operating ethically, whilst their two sons visit the sites where the rubberwood is sourced from managed forests, to ensure environmental criteria are being met.