A Bit About Us..
Kia ora and Welcome to Expressions of Winter
We are qualified early childhood teachers raised in the small foresty town of Tokoroa, with a love for the art of learning, our environment, New Zealand culture and handmade products.
Our appreciation for the New Zealand culture is a huge driving force behind what we do and this was fueled even further with the arrival of Jenna's daughter/ my niece. Baby B is a strong kōtiro Māori who continues to influence our direction in providing resources for tamariki that are relevant and reflective of our country and her heritage.
We believe that language is an important part of NZ culture and so we include all three of New Zealand's official languages, NZ Sign Language, Te Reo Māori and English in our products as much as possible.
By combining creativity with natural products, we have been able to craft sustainable resources for the precious little ones of your world, allowing for various learning experiences that don't cost the earth.
Every one of our products are handmade right here in the heart of the Waikato by us, using only natural woods, which means that your item will be unique to you and yours due to the characteristics of the materials.
By crafting learning tools from natural resources, using environmentally safe materials of which are tested against the New Zealand standard for safety of toys, you are able to enjoy a timeless product.
In our quest for doing right by the environment we are continually looking for ways to minimise the use of plastic and give back where we can, which is why we are keen supporters of 'trees that count' and are committed to donating on a regular basis.
You can find more information on the importance of native trees at https://www.treesthatcount.co.nz/
We also work on supporting charity's that are highly beneficial for NZ tamariki and donate to local and national fundraising events where and when possible. We are a small NZ business figuring out the ropes to surviving as self-employed, but we will always do our best to give back where we can and hope that you appreciate the work that goes in to creating truly handmade products.
So take a look around
We hope you like what you see :)
Alesha and Jenna