Milton Ashby was started when the founder, Shannon Ley was on the hunt for a stylish, beautiful and great quality toy to give as a gift to a friend’s son and struggled to find something he was proud of. So in 2014, Shannon decided to start making his own fabulous toys.
Shannon has a background in Aerospace Engineering - he worked as an automotive engineer for 7 years, but due to the decline in manufacturing cars in Australia, Shannon decided to start a small business instead. He makes all of these toys in his workshop in Melbourne, Australia, so we are pretty proud of having these toys on board at Wild & Whimsical Things so we can help support local talent.
All of Milton Ashby toys are made from high quality materials with the aim of making stylish, strong, safe and unique gifts for children. They are made entirely from the finest timbers, coated in 100% natural oils and come in the most beautiful packaging that can be reused again and again to store little treasures or be used in craft activities (just to name a few ideas).
Milton Ashby is our first line of wooden toys and the reason for this is because we have been really picky about what toys we want to sell in our shop. We look for top quality toys that will last beyond your child’s play years to be passed on to another to enjoy or display as a reminder of those childhood years. We also value local made products and those that are made from safe materials and hope that you enjoy this range as much as we do.