We make toys that connects children and the planet:
Mhendo Play wants to create a choice for children and parents to have fun using eco-friendly toys. We want to aware children to learn about their environment and their role in reducing plastic wastes. And we hope to encourage parents to opt sustainable purchasing habits and understand how their actions impact the planet.
Local solution to sustainability
Mhendo Play toys draws inspiration from Nepali folk arts and crafts. We collaborate with craft practitioners to explore possibilities for sustainable future together. For our first introductory products, we are working with Mithila artists to combine local artisans’ skills to modern toy design, in turn creating job opportunities and attempt to amplify indigenous arts and crafts in a wider spectrum.
Mhendo Play toys are naturally biodegradable. The core materials are wood, which can easily integrate back to the nature after its life ends. We are also conscious of our toys production and packaging, that avoids use of plastic and toxic materials.Our products are durable. We are promoting the concept of passing down, reuse, refurbish and repair. Therefore, we expect our users to use the toys for a long time.
Bhawana Tulachan is the COP26’ grantee 2021. Mhendo Play is one of the ideas selected for the Road to COP26 Innovation Grant Programme. The Road to COP26 is a campaign of activities implemented by the British Council and funded by the Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) Nepal. The campaign provides opportunities for young people, leaders and women/ girls to take part in climate change dialogue using creative platforms, highlighting how creativity, innovation and enterprise can be harnessed to help deliver creative solutions to the global challenge of climate change [Source: https://cop26.kuart.edu.np/faqs/].