When you think of toys made of wood, you probably don’t think of India. But it’s a testament to how universally adored these toys are that even in this developing nation, dedicated craftsmen turn out high-quality, child-safe toys in droves.
For many Indian craftsmen, toy making has been their family’s way of supporting itself for generation. But it’s just now that many toy makers are working together and pooling their resources in order to increase production. Newer designs, improved quality, and better marketing facilities have allowed toys typically distributed solely within India to find their way to the international market.
Scares about Chinese toys has also increased demand for Indian wooden toys. They are entirely child-safe, made from all-natural materials and vegetable dyes. Parents have no qualms about letting their children chew on naturally germ-resistant wood toys.
With both demand and opportunity growing, the Indian wood toy market is enjoying enormous success.
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