Our story


Welcome to Milton Ashby Toys!

I founded Milton Ashby Toys after struggling to find ones that were stylish, beautiful and great quality – ones that I was proud to give as a gift. Prior to founding Milton Ashby I was an automotive engineer. With the future of this industry in Australia being uncertain, I applied my passion for design and manufacturing to start my own business making a product I wanted but couldn’t find.

There was only one logical choice of material: timber. It’s stylish, strong, safe and unlike mass produced plastic toys, each one is subtly unique. The surface finishes we use are all non-toxic and sourced from suppliers who share our vision. The packaging is also as stylish as the toys themselves.

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All of our toys are proudly made in Australia by our small team of skilled craftspeople. To see a sample of how we make our toys, see the short video below.

Needless to say, all of our toys comply with the relevant Australian Standards for toy safety.

In 2020 we were a finalist in the Australia Post Online Retail Industry Awards for best 'Best Small Independent Retailer'.  

Born out of our after-hours designing, tinkering and building, we recently launched a new venture, Ley & Co making wireless phone chargers carved from solid timber.

I hope you love and appreciate our toys as much as we take pride in making them.