Bajo was founded by Wojciech and Barbara Bajor in 1993 in the tiny village of Kamionna, near Cracow in southern Poland. Bajor only uses certified non-toxic paints based on natural components and a wide range of water-based paints as well as oil to protect the wood, which fulfill EU safety standard (EN71) and US norms. Bajo's toys correspond to all EU and US standards and requirements for toys safety (Directive 2009/48/EC and REACH regulations) in terms of materials, manufacture and labeling. The company supports their local community by using only carefully selected high quality materials, like birch, sycamore, beech, oak, walnut, among others, from certified local suppliers, who respect European eco-standards of the wood production. Each product is hand-checked to ensure quality of the completed item. In 2013 Bajo designed and produced under license a toy collection based on the award-winning children’s book written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler : 'The Gruffalo' and 'The Gruffalo's Child'.