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The Tegu Story: Magnetic Wooden Toys to Change a Nation

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Uploaded on Nov 23, 2010

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Brothers Chris and Will Haughey didn't start Tegu with toys on their mind. In fact, the company began with the simple notion that Honduras needed businesses which offered living wage jobs. Home to beautiful hardwoods, the country could have been the perfect spot for sustainably manufacturing any number of wooden products. However, the brothers were inspired by classic wooden toys on a trip to Europe and embarked on a quest to breathe new life into an old industry. Today, Tegu blocks inspire children while addressing unemployment, neglected natural and human resources, and the need for entrepreneurship in Honduras.

"Click-Clack". It's the iconic sound of two Tegu Blocks coming together. Tegu has reinvented the wooden block in a way that brings new life to a favored classic. By safely embedding magnets into each magnetic wooden block, Tegu Blocks become curiously attractive for both kids and kids at heart. Defy gravity and push your imagination in ways never before possible. No instruction manuals or electronics, just wooden toys that demand imagination and inspire limitless creativity across all ages. Open-ended play is endangered, but we're bringing it back with these construction toys. Created with beautiful Honduran hardwoods and safe water-based finishes, these building blocks have proven wildly addictive for kids (and kids at heart) and will encourage the simple joy of creating for generations. There is something magical about watching a child's imagination unfold. The curiosity. The ingenuity. The creativity. Even more exciting is creating a product that unlocks a child's mind. We exist to create experiences that captivate children in safe, natural and innovative ways. At Tegu, this creativity also meets responsibility. Through socially responsible business practices and humanitarian efforts, we are dedicated to helping the Honduran community with reforestation, education and social outreach initiatives.

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