About Us

Designers of open-ended toys with people and the planet in mind. 

Dashdu are an Australian Family owned and operated business located on the beautiful Sunshine Coast in Queensland. In our studio we design felt toys to inspire your child's imagination and creativity.

These bright and beautiful, all-natural toys are ethically sourced, compostable and plastic free.  

Our story begun from a many, many years friendship with a Nepalese family in Kathmandu. During that time our designs and inspirations evolved, however we still have the same beliefs to offer natural, open-ended play pieces that bring joy!

In 2018 we met Kalyan, a business-savy owner in Nepal, his family and the local artisans at their beautiful workshop on the hillside of Kathmandu. We now have the joy and privilege of meeting online regularly. Dashdu look forward to when the world can travel again. 

Kalyan employs local women in his family-owned and operated workshop. These women are warm, resourceful and highly skilled artisans.



We offer a fair price for goods to enhance the lives of these highly skilled artisans who can financially support their families and send their children to school.

Alot of our customers ask how we chose our business name 'Dashdu', well it really is the heart of what we are all about - children! 

Children have so much energy, their little lives are busy, Dashing, dancing, skipping, running, spinning and singing. They never stop except when they sleep and those muppets are always Doing, playing, creating new worlds, building huts, drawing ... you get the picture. So ... Dash and du
 

We love that we know the REAL people behind our products and we're proud to provide felt dinosaurs, small world play and felt fruit toys within our growing collection.

Good for People and our Planet.

Claire