Jimmy Chen and Tammy Tan, the father and mother of Father’s Factory, were both immigrants to the United States. They went to design school together and started their careers as designers thereafter. After losing his job in 2014, Jimmy decided to start his own business. As a father, Jimmy used cardboard to build toys for his two lovely daughters, Emma and Summer. Over time, his creations became an important part of the girls’ lives. They decorated the cardboard castle that Jimmy built, and they imagined it populated by flying dragons, fighting knights, and dancing princesses.
Seeing the many magical moments that his creations bought to his family, Jimmy was inspired to spread the 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. He wanted his creation could spark children’s imaginations. He spent 3 years to design, and look for the best wooden toy factory. He even prototyped them in his own factory (his garage), and the name “Father’s Factory” was born.
Today, Father’s Factory offers durable wooden toys that enable kids to use their imaginations to engage no matter what their age. Their first product line is a series of wooden toy cameras with kaleidoscopic lens. Kids love them, and parents love seeing their kids pretending to be little photographers. Father's Factory creates beautiful wooden pieces of heirloom quality that double as toys and decor.
Father’s Factory’s second product line is four styles of wooden digital cameras. They are working cameras with beautifully designed wooden bodies. These wooden digital cameras encourage the art of photography and the magic of capturing everyday moments with your little ones. They give us opportunities to enjoy the present moment rather than focusing on taking the perfect photos. In a world of “instant” and “now”, these are perfect for teaching children patience, understanding delays, and even how to deal with disappointment. They are for kids of all ages, including adults who are kids at heart.
When Jimmy and Tammy are not busy designing their next wooden toys, they love spending time with their two daughters out in the garden, taking care of their plants.