Who We Are..
Thank you so much for stopping by!
Mini Village is a small business run by a mum of two beautiful girls, based on the beautiful Gold Coast Hinterland, Australia. My name is Kaori, the face behind Mini Village. I originally come from Japan but now I call Australia home.
The idea of creating a store that is filled with stylish, eco friendly products started when I had my first daughter in 2009. It was difficult to find a store that stocked a variety of eco friendly products. After 8 years of searching, I have been able to find a broad range of products that are eco friendly and stylish.
The main reason to start the store was that my youngest daughter has special needs (Cerebral Palsy) and I often found my self leaving work early or taking a day off to see specialists. We were told that it would be extremely difficult for her to get an employment when she grows up. It became very important for me to find something that allows me to be there for my girls, create job opportunity for my youngest, and also doing something I am passionate about, so I finally decided to follow my dream and open my very own store in 2017.
I truely hope Mini Village will grow as your children grow and would love you to be a part of the journey.
We have a strong belief that "eco friendly" and "aesthetics" can blend together. There are so many amazing quality children's products out there whether it be toys or accessories. All the brands we stock, those owners and their manufacturers do their very best to create something magical whilst protecting the plant, and also ensure welfare of their workers. Some organisations provide work for people with brain injuries. Others have psychological problems, who have no employment options in a mainstream workforce. When you buy from us, not only you donate one tree to planet but also support employment opportunities for much needed workers.
All the products you find in the store are ethically made using sustainably sourced materials.
Everything here is safe for your little ones. I hope you find the products that you and your precious minis will love for a long time to come.