Tegu

Tegu are magnetic wooden blocks.

Young makers can build beyond the traditional constraints of gravity.  With Tegu you can build out, not just up!

Tegu blocks are made in Honduras in a socially responsible manner that cares for both its human and natural resources. 

Tegu's magnetic wooden building blocks offer a unique combination of quality craftsmanship, luxurious materials, and a wholesome and developmentally beneficial play experience for years to come. 

 

 

Design

 

All Tegu blocks are designed to work together. This was a unique challenge that was solved by crafting each block around a core module of 30mm.

The designers looked at the size of a child's hand, as well as how they play with and hold the blocks, before we settling on each of our unique block shapes.

 

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The main wood we source in Honduras is called Huesito (Spanish for "little bone"), which is a hardwood found in abundance in Honduras' forests. 

Some limited production uses Mahogany, a wood that is listed on the CITES Appendix II species list ("Appendix II includes species not necessarily threatened with extinction, but in which trade must be controlled in order to avoid utilization incompatible with their survival."). Tegu applies the same meticulous criteria to sourcing Mahogany that they do to other woods, making sure they do not contribute in any way to its potential endangerment.

 

Magnets

The magnets are hidden inside the blocks and are therefore not visible or accessible. This is thanks to the thoughtful toy design and quality toy manufacturing behind the Tegu concept. Safety, quality, and durability are of the utmost importance to Tegu.  The blocks boast a patent-pending solid hardwood construction which keeps the magnets inside.

 

Social Responsibility

 

When harvested responsibly, wood is the most sustainable material available. Tegu wood is harvested with local Honduran cooperatives who individually hand pick each mature tree for use.

Tegu established a fully independent toy factory outside Tegucigalpa  (thus the name) to make a statement -- "we’re in Honduras by choice and we’re here to stay."

Paying employees a living wage and prioritizing long-term career growth and development rather than simple task-based jobs, Tegu is bringing world-class employment standards to Central America.

 

 

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