Manufacturing Kodo Kids

Kodo Kids – Quality Toys Made With Passion In Colorado!

With October being Manufacturing Month, Colorado Companies to Watch (CCTW) wanted to highlight some of our Alumni that make products in our beautiful state. One such company is 2020 Winner Kodo Kids, located in Broomfield.

Kodo was founded 14 years ago by Chris Hume, a play space designer who began inventing toys for his son. Frustrated with the toy options available in the market, he sought to create high-quality toys that supported hands-on, open-ended exploration for his son. Chris started with the Chalk Spinner and now, 14 years later, Kodo Kids has hundreds of products in their assortment!

All of Kodo’s products are designed and manufactured in their Broomfield HQ. The toys are created first by their designers, then sent through prototyping, safety testing, and field observations at a local school. After that most of the toys are cut on their CNC machines. Because most of the items are made of wood, it requires quite a bit of human touch to finish and spray the products after they come off the CNC machine. The final toys are then boxed and ready to ship to one of thousands of schools and museums around the world!

Kodo Kids focuses on the education market, so you won’t find their toys in traditional retail stores. You can find them at preschools, kindergartens, child-care centers, museums and libraries. In fact, you can find their products at the Denver Children’s Museum or the WOW! Children’s Museum in Lafayette. Consumers can also shop the full assortment online at!

With their owners being Colorado natives, Kodo Kids is proud to be a Colorado Manufacturer. They are even more proud to contribute to the strong Colorado workforce. Kodo Kids moved locations and their new location is part of the Colorado Enterprise Zone, which means they are incentivized to invest in their facility, their technology and their people! All of this together is why Kodo Kids loves Colorado!

Being a 2020 Winner of Colorado Companies to Watch was a huge achievement for Kodo Kids. Winning this honor during COVID made this a fun achievement that brought some levity to the team.

Kodo Kids is always looking for talented, passionate people who love children! Visit their website to see open positions.

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