A thousand and one ways to grow with a peaceful mind
Benefits for child development
Responsible & caring approach
Enabling and encouraging education for sustainability is our ambition! We bring together social, local, and ecological resources to develop durable and educational products.
We know we can not save the world on our own so we enable people to become more ecologically conscious. For this, we deliberately choose to foster Swiss allies who help us to come up with meaningful solutions.
Number of trees sponsored through VESA
Circu-what? Circular economy is about planning for a product’s entire lifecycle as a part of its design. 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.
At VESA we explore how we can re-design the way our economy works. We develop goods 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, such as FSC certified wood, and contributing to biodiversity in Switzerland.
By buying our products you can support us disrupt the system together with one of our Swiss allies, Almighty Tree. This start-up plants trees in Swiss forests to diversify them with species adapted to climate change and to support Swiss agriculture.
Local & meaningful production
We stand up for social responsibility. Therefore, all wooden VESA games are produced at the Bellechasse prison in the canton of Fribourg.
The correctional facility enables the engagement of inmates 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 collaborating with local partners and resellers who share our values! You can find them on the map below.
Our products are produced here by our Swiss allies.
These are the places to go if you like to purchase or test one of our goods. You can also order directly on our website.
Feel free to try out our products at one of our lovely supporter’s.
Oh look! Our first VESA trees planted by Almighty Tree!
Human-centred & impactful vision
We are the Swiss start-up “VESA”, a non-gender name meaning “young sprout” in Finnish. We formed the start-up in 2019 with a clear objective: to offer educational and sustainable goods.
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, and so was VESA born.
In a nutshell:
- We are punks – we do things differently and against the flow.
- We emphasise solidarity – we go for an inclusive way of walking this earth.
- We value purpose-oriented communities – we deliberately choose to foster Swiss allies.
- We are enthusiasts – we come up with meaningful solutions instead of waiting for them to fall down from the sky.
- We actually care – we know we can not save the world on our own so we enable people to become more ecological conscious.
- We are genuine – transparency and authenticity are our credo.