Japanese brand T-Lab makes the beautiful Polepole collection of wooden toy animals. Pole pole (poh-leh poh-leh) means 'slowly slowly' in Swahili, which describes how these are carved and sanded by hand, then hand-painted with adorable details. The toys are made from fast-growing White Albizia wood, which T-Lab replants on their farm in Indonesia. Each handcrafted animal is very slightly different - the only one like it in the world!