What are Peepul and where did the name come from?
Peepul are little wooden peg dolls, hand-painted in Oxfordshire, UK. Primarily designed as toys for children, the very first Peepul were made for our own toddler, George. Making them for other people made sense once our own house started getting overrun with tiny wooden folk. They are named Peepul after the lovely way George points at them and shouts 'peepul!'

Many of our peg doll sets are inspired by Waldorf-style educational concepts and the natural rhythms of our day-to-day lives - the moon, the weather and the seasons.  Others are inspired by a passion for small world play and a hankering after simple, traditional and sustainable toys that last a lifetime. 

We are a small family business and we aim to create high quality toys in the most sustainable way we can.  

Do you take commissions?
We consider commissions on a case by case basis but particularly welcome larger commissions from schools, sports teams and community groups. Please contact us to discuss your requirements. 

How are Peepul made?
Peepul are made of sustainably sourced sycamore which is grown in Britain. We use a timber supplier in Wiltshire and a woodturner in Oxfordshire, making our supply chain local, eco-friendly and sustainable.  The peg dolls are made exclusively for us to our own specifications, so you won't find them anywhere else. We paint them using eco-friendly clay-based paints, which are oil-free, acrylic-free and virtually VOC-free, and then seal them with natural plant oils and waxes for a robust and wipe-clean finish. All of our packaging is recycled and/or recyclable.  We strive to have as little impact on the environment as possible and to produce toys that are as natural and safe as possible.   

Are Peepul safe for children?
Peepul peg dolls have been tested by an independent laboratory to ensure they meet stringent safety requirements. All of our materials and our finished products comply with European toy safety standards (EN71) and carry the CE and UKCA marks. Some sets with smaller figures included are not suitable for children under three due to the small size.  Where this is the case, it is clearly marked in the product description.  All standard size Peepul are recommended as suitable for children from 12 months, not for safety reasons but because mouthing or teething on them will ruin the paintwork. 

Do you supply Peepul to any retailers?  
Yes - we are proud to supply Peepul to Babi Pur and Little Acorns to Mighty Oaks. If you are a retailer interested in working with us, please email kate@peepul.co.uk.  Our capacity is currently very limited but we are particularly interested in supplying more bricks and mortar shops where customers can see Peepul on display.  

Do you make TV or book characters?
No - such characters are protected by copyright and we take copyright and intellectual property law very seriously.  All original designs are protected by law - including ours - and we feel each and every designer's rights should be respected, whether a large company or a small independent maker.  

Where do you ship to?
We offer shipping both within the UK and internationally. 

Can I send an order as a gift?
Yes - if your order is a gift being sent directly to the recipient, please add a note when you checkout. We can gift wrap your order and add a personal message at no extra charge. No receipt will be included in the parcel when we're aware that it's a gift.  

Where are you based and can I collect my order directly?
We are based in Faringdon, Oxfordshire.  If you would like to collect your Peepul, please select local collection at checkout. 

Do you accept returns?
Yes - please contact us within 14 days of receiving your order if you would like to return it.  If you have any questions, please email shop@peepul.co.uk.