Meet Two Grey Elephants...
Two Grey Elephants was started by two sisters in Central West NSW back in 2014.
Mel was expecting her first bub and neither Mel or her sister Ali could find any of the beautiful things for children that they were searching for, which fit with their values of ethically made and well crafted.
With Mel on maternity leave and Ali unable to work in her beloved field of early childhood education due to chronic illness; the timing for a new business venture seemed perfect (yes, we were crazy and no, we didn't let juggling a newborn and building a business stop us)!
So we set about finding gorgeous gifts for kids. We specialise in classic toys and gifts, natural materials like timber and pieces handmade with love, both in Australia and by talented fair-trade artisans across the globe.
All our products are high quality and sourced with the aim for them to become family heirlooms, passed down through family members and becoming part of your memories. Some of them are even made by our own family for yours!
We love nothing more than connecting with customers and introducing them to some of our favourite things!
Two Grey Elephants is still a family affair and is now primarily run by Ali (who is now also back teaching) and our amazing mum Jeanette. Mel is still about to help out with website tweaks and occasional admin, while her two girls Eva & Amelie are our chief product testers.
With an expert team made up of a doting grandma, an early childhood educator, a mum of two kids under five, and two very wild girls, you can't go wrong with any of our gifts! We hope you love them as much as we do!
Ali & The TGE Girls xxx
Our business name came about from the playschool song "One Grey Elephant Balancing"... It was Eva's favourite as a baby while we were up late nights building our first website, sourcing products and booking markets!