Amy’s Attic is a small family run business based in Brighton. Its story first began with Amy who, for many years had had a passion to start her own business, but at the same time felt very strongly about being ethical, and not trading in the throw-away type products that are so easy to come by (and to get rid of). Amy had a particularly interest in hand-made, fair trade and organic products, and having two children of her own became more interested in finding toys that were not the usual type found on the high street, and that fit into the fair trade, organic ethos. After some time, the idea began to form of opening a toy shop that sold ethical well-made toys which would last, and would be engaging for children.
From this little acorn of an idea, Amy along with two family members decided to go to Spielwarenmesse (the worlds biggest international trade toy fair held in Nuremburg). This is where Amy and family made their first contacts with toy manufacturers and suppliers, and were able to handle and ask questions about the toys that they would be ordering. Then the fun part of building the website, and choosing and ordering the toys began (although to be honest all of it has been fun) and so, as they say, the rest is history.
Amy’s family are all involved in Amy’s Attic, from coming up with the name, to helping to choose the products, to having regular meetings about ideas and direction, it really is a family affair.
Amy’s Attic has been open for just over a year now and is growing every month. We try to add new products regularly, and are increasing our organic toy and fair trade toy ranges, as well as growing our Waldolf doll collection.
We are always keen to hear from customers about what you like and what you would like to see more of, and also if you have any problems. So please, contact us we’d love to hear from you.
We hope to continue to grow, and to bring you, our customers, toys that your children will treasure.
Meet the Amy's Attic family celebrating a special birthday (or Birday) in Sri Lanka (where many of our fair trade toys come from) in December 2016