Enchantmints products are full of beauty, whimsy, and goodness. You'll find nary a pirate or superhero here. Each piece begins with all-original watercolor art - often from the wonderful Denise Marshall - specifically created with children's well-being in mind.
When you choose Enchantmints, you know you are bringing all good things into your little one's life. Our products nurture the imagination, creativity, gentleness, kindness, enthusiasm, and a love of nature.
Enchantmints products are initially grounded in the fine art of Denise Marshall, with occasional contributions from six other artists, under the guidance of Marke Levene as artistic director. That artwork is then transformed by Marke and our graphic design gurus, and placed onto the forms of the various products loved by countless children and adults around the world.
The products are made in China by a world leader in music box production for the past 40 years. Marke has a long relationship with the owners and has visited the factory many times over the years. All people working in the factory are properly compensated and treated with dignity. The factory and the products adhere strictly to all safety regulations. They meet and exceed all of the highest standards.
Enchantmints began on the first of January 2004 as the happy result of Marke's product development collaboration with Rob Flanders, with whom he had been working for the previous 4 years. Yet for the seed of the whole story we must go back in time.
When his daughter was 4, Marke started a small woodworking company in England making lyres for children. He bought the designs of Woodpecker Toys which was in the same village where the Levenes were living. The company was going to disappear, but luckily Marke rescued it. He expanded it into an international distribution system of handmade high-quality wooden toys. The company thrived throughout the 1980s and 1990s.
Marke and his wife Barbara moved back to California from England in 1996, the year Eowyn went to college. Product development was Marke's mainstay and he worked with The Museum of Modern Art in Boston, The Nature Company, The National Cathedral and many more. Those product development adventures would lead him to meet Rob in Berkeley, California. And that's when Enchantmints was born!