A thousand and one ways
to play with a peaceful mind

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Sustainable kids goods

Swiss wildlife

12 cubes with various faces around Swiss animals

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12 cubes with various sides around Swiss fruit and vegetables

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.

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.

Moyna Papaux

Moyna Papaux

Co-founder & sales manager

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

Sélim Abdelzaher

Sélim Abdelzaher

Co-founder & finance manager

“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”.

Maïla Wyssmüller

Maïla Wyssmüller

Co-founder & development manager

“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”.

Sebil Gülkanat

Sebil Gülkanat

Sales & development manager

“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.“

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