We had the good fortune of connecting with Father’s Factory and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Father’s Factory, what was your thought process behind starting your own business?
When we became parents, we found that the toys our kids play with were overstimulated. Kids get bored with them easily. Most of the toys don’t allow children to think and imagine on their own, and they are designed to be consumed at a fast pace. The majority of them were made with plastic. When they got thrown out, they would end up in the landfill.
This became a frustration for us when we selected toys for our girls. The toys out on the market were also not designed to aesthetically fit into your home. It was either we had to give up our space to fill with uncoordinated color toys or no toys at all!
Because of this frustration, Jimmy often built toys with cardboard for the girls to play with. The most basic and unglorified toys spark their creativity and imagination. Over time, these cardboard toys had become an important part of the girls’ lives. Seeing the many magical moments that his work bought to his family, Jimmy was inspired to spread joy with parents and kids around the world. He started to design toys that would bring families together and create memories that would last lifetimes.
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
Most toy companies design their products to be played for a short period of time. In Father’s Factory, we design our toys to stick around with the families to create memories lasting a lifetime. Our toys inspire families to be creative, to explore around, and to play outside more. Our goal is to design toys that have a longer product life span so they won’t be thrown out and ending up in the landfill once the toys fulfill their purposes. They are designed to easily fit your home’s aesthetics. They are meant to be kept, passed on, or displayed as interior decor once the kid outgrew them.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Joshua Trees National Park. Since the Pandemic, we have been going outdoors. Joshua Trees is the best day trip spot.
Blue Bottles (Various locations)
Pasadena Old Town.
Sunright Tea Studio. Our most favorite boba place.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Our friends who have supported us from the beginning.
Design Life Kids’s introduction on their year end catalogue in 2019 had encouraged us to push through. (www.dlk.com)
@mm.everyday.adventures (Instagram handler)