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Sustainable kids goods

Swiss wildlife

12 cubes with various faces around Swiss animals

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Seasonal market

12 cubes with various sides around Swiss fruit and vegetables

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Set of cubes + personal tree

12 wooden cubes and a tree planted in the child’s name

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Responsible & caring approach

We are the Swiss start-up “VESA”, a non-gendered name meaning “young sprout” in Finnish. Our ambition is to promote sustainable and ethical values by developing responsible products. We aim to inspire moments of sharing.

These 100% wooden games with unlimited possibilities to play are designed in an enthusiastic, empathetic and timeless spirit. They enable children from 18 months on to develop their skills while having fun.

We aim for circular economy

Number of trees planted through VESA

Circuwhat? Circular economy is about planning for a product’s entire lifecycle as a part of its design. The today’s way of doing things has reaching its limits. The current system is no longer working for people, the planet and businesses. It is time to take some responsibility. We want a circular and collaborative economy.

Re-thinking processes means for us a change in perspective. At VESA we explore how we can re-design the way our economy works. We develop products that can be ‘made to be made again’ and power the system with renewable and long lasting concepts. Thus, we are committed to using Swiss resources and contributing to biodiversity in Switzerland.

To this end, we collaborate with Almighty Tree, an organisation that enhances Swiss forests by diversifying them with species adapted to climate change and to support Swiss agriculture. Seeking to design a sustainable future and improve the social, economic and environmental wellbeing of communities. Let us disrupt the system together!

Local & meaningful production

All wooden VESA games are produced at the Bellechasse prison in the canton of Fribourg. As a medium-sized correctional facility, the inmates engage in productive activities in the fields of agriculture, building trades, and stewardship. These workshops regularly lead to recognised and sometimes certified education.
Through this partnership, we aim to promote the work carried out by the inmates in order to support them in their professional and private reintegration.

Contributive & purposeful partners

We are committed to collaborate with local partners and resellers who support our project and share our values. You can find them on the map below. How about visiting those who are close to you?

Feel free to purchase our products there or order them directly on our website.

Human-centred & impactful vision

Having children in our entourage, we realised how difficult it is to find an intelligent gift for them. As we felt overwhelmed by the amount of plastic and digital toys available on the market, we decided to come up with a solution.

Therefore, we created the start-up VESA in 2019 during our Master with a clear objective: to offer educational and sustainable products to children.

Sebil Gülkanat

Sales & development

 

 “I believe that curiosity is the very basis of education. Putting people in the centre of our doing and trying to understand them is how real impact can be achieved. Because ‚nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood.‘ – Marie Curie.“

Maïla Wyssmüller

Co-founder & development

 

“The starting point was to develop an ethical and intelligent game for the children. As for adults, they know exactly what they are buying, why and through whom, which is not the case for the majority of toy producers”.

Moyna Papaux

Co-founder & sales

 

“It’s up to our generation to challenge our society by creating sustainable businesses that benefit our planet and future generations.”

Sélim Abdelzaher

Co-founder & finance

 

“What I liked about this project was to come back to a way of playing that enables us to develop something other than tactile skills on a screen. Manipulating a natural object makes it possible for us to reconnect with reality”.

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