We are specialist suppliers of animal themed toys and gifts for the Zoo, Aquarium, leisure and promotional markets. We stock a huge variety of animals from sloths to moths, ants to elephants and pretty much everything in between. We like to think our soft toys are far more than just ‘products’, they’re kids companions, best buds, something for youngsters to love and cherish.
We’re a family owned and operated company founded in 1975. Our aim has always been to supply quality products and continually develop and introduce new lines, enhancing the retail offering of attractions, facilitating the maximisation of resource streams in support of strategic aims.
We are members of several industry specific trade organisations ensuring that we are well aware of industry issues. The quality of our products and levels of service we believe are second to none.
We have a purpose built showroom here at Ravensden showcasing our complete product range along with our selection of our innovative point of sale displays. We would encourage customers to take the opportunity to visit to view our complete range in the comfort of our showroom as well as see our business set-up.
We believe that businesses are responsible for achieving good environmental practice and operating in a sustainable manner.
We are committed to reducing our environmental impact and continually improving our environmental performance as an integral and fundamental part of our business strategy and operating methods.
It is our priority to encourage our customers, suppliers and all business associates to do the same. Not only is this sound commercial sense for all; it is also a matter of delivering our duty of care towards future generations. We are proud to announce that we have achieved certification to ISO-14001 demonstrating that we have put in place an effective environmental management system.
We have now removed all plastic beads from our plush ranges and are using 100% post-consumer recycled polyester for the stuffing inside all plush toys. Wherever practical we have already removed any unnecessary plastic packaging and will continue to do this as we introduce new products to our range. For 2020 we have launched our "World of eco companions" - a range of 100% post consumer recycled polyester plush toys.
We are committed to ethical trading both with our own suppliers and customers and have taken great care in building long term relationships.
We have been developing and purchasing products from many suppliers for over thirty years. We have an annual accreditation process for all of our approved suppliers and will only purchase from those which fulfill the necessary criteria. In addition all suppliers are visited on a regular basis.
It is the policy of Ravensden to supply safe products complying fully with relevant UK and EU safety legislation. We have an externally audited toy safety and quality control system.
In addition to our in house expertise we retain the services of an expert in the field of consumer product compliance, who is a leading authority on product safety and sits on a number of international toy safety committees. We maintain a product safety database containing product, safety and importing details for all items in our range and are able to advise and provide all of the necessary information to ensure that our customers comply with their obligations under the toy safety regulations and general product safety regulations
Ravensden has a great deal of experience and expertise in bespoke product design. Products can be created based on customisation of existing designs or a complete development of a product / character.
Many of our standard products can be branded for your attraction. Options include embroidery on soft toys, dressing of soft toys with personalised t-shirts, bespoke swing tags promoting yourbrand and message or pad printing onto a number of our stock items.