Our story

Hi

Welcome to Milton Ashby Toys!

I founded Milton Ashby after struggling to find gifts that were beautiful and great quality – ones I was proud to give as a gift. With a background in automotive engineering, I applied my passion for design and manufacturing to start making a product I wanted but couldn’t find.

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Setting out to make the best toys possible and outsourcing the manufacturing didn’t make sense, so all of our toys are proudly made in Australia, by us. They are made from beech timber, chosen for its strength, smoothness and durability, then coated in non-toxic water based or natural based surface finishes. Needless to say, they comply with the relevant Australian Standards for toy safety.

From humble beginnings in a backyard shed, the business has steadily grown and now employs a small team of skilled craftspeople in our own dedicated workshop. In 2020 we were a finalist in the Australia Post Online Retail Industry Awards for best 'Best Small Independent Retailer'.

Being a small business, great customer service is just as important to us as the quality of our products. I hope you love and appreciate our toys as much as we take pride in making them.

Shannon