Who Are We
Charlie Banana is a Hong Kong-based company. Our team is an eclectic mix of Canadians, Americans, French, British, Argentinian, Nepalese and Chinese. We are proud of our global culture in our workforce.
After many years in the Toy and Juvenile industries, Gaëlle Wizenberg , president of Winc Design Limited, decided to create Charlie Banana®, a collection of baby and children’s products that combine eco-friendliness, quality, and design in one brand. In creating Charlie Banana®, Gaëlle drew inspiration from her own two children: her son, Zachary, and her daughter, Charlie or “Charlie Banana” as Zachary calls her. It’s with great joy that Charlie Banana® comes to life.
We manufacture and distribute our own items so we can control everything from start to finish. Our base in Hong Kong places us next door to our manufacturers, allowing us to reduce our carbon footprint and shipping costs for our customers around the world.
Winc Design Limited was nominated last year as an “Earth Champion” for waste reduction. Earth Champions is a wonderful international organization. The goal of the Earth Champions Organization , founded by Australian Fiona Matthews, is to show that you don't need to be a superstar, celebrity or millionaire to make the world of difference. An ordinary caring person fits the hero category as well as any other and the Earth Champions Quest is to discover those little/big people making a difference.
Earth Champions awards have been presented since the year 2000, when Nelson Mandela gave the first award to a young girl from Australia. Since then communities around the world have been invited to nominate their local heroes, people perhaps hitherto unknown by the community at large, to become a an Earth Champion .
At Winc Design Ltd. it is Earth Day every day! We actively promote waste reduction and have gained tremendous support from major retailers around the world.