Introduce your children early to soothing wool handcrafts to help develop their fine motor skills, tactile appreciation for natural fibres and materials, and respect for the earth's resources. Children love to mimic adults so you might enjoy mending together while your child plays with weaving or braiding long knitted ropes using gorgeous tools created by some of our favourite craft brands: Glückskäfer, Mercurius International, Filges Wool and Craft, Wooden Playroom, and Birch Creative.Glückskäfer has a strong environmental commitment and is known around the world for beautiful wooden toys that encourage creative and child-directed free play, and natural development.Mercurius International supports the holistic development of the child through education, art, and play. Mercurius works with a number of workshops and initiatives with an ethos of social inclusion, where everyone is unique and supported to contribute and feel included within society.Filges Wool and Craft is a family enterprise and a Bioland organic certified manufacturer of sheep wool, with a small manual spinning mill and a dying mill that uses only plant-based dyes and alum and tartar mordents. All wool in Filges products comes exclusively from non-mulesed sheep raised in Germany on certified organic farms.Birch Creative began in 1926 when Edgar Charles Birch set up shop in Melbourne’s Flinders Lane with only 100 pounds and a suitcase of sewing supplies. More than 90 years later, Birch Creative remains a family-owned and operated business, with four generations of the family working in the company. Their range now includes quality craft tools made under their very own Birch label.