Zoe is converting part of the stream bank into a rock garden. It is slimy work, she says, but somebody's got to do it. Possibly. Yesterday she saw two beautiful orange newts.
She is made of brown organic cotton fleece, with a natural organic fleece face and tail. Her ears are lined with pink and white striped cotton. She measures 16" from ear to toe. She is stuffed with washable polyfill. Her eyes and nose are hand-stitched with cotton embroidery floss.
Zoe comes wearing a soft "clover pink" organic cotton jacket and a navy linen dress. Zoe's outfit is removable so she can share and trade clothes with all the Hazel Village animals.
We recommend spot cleaning, or hand wash cool and air dry.
Zoe will travel to you swaddled in a collectible bandana, perfumed with a lavender sachet. She is excited to contemplate your houseplants and household wildlife.
HOW CAN I WASH THE ANIMALS?
If your Hazel Village friend gets a little grubby, we recommend the following: First, try spot cleaning with a sponge. If that's not enough, try hand washing in hot soapy water. Rinse well, squeeze all the water out, and air dry. If necessary, you can wash your animal in the machine on the most gentle cycle. We suggest dressing it in one of our rompers, to protect their necks and extremities, then placing it in a delicates bag before it takes the plunge. You can machine dry it on low, but be careful - the stuffing may clump. Wool friends can only be washed by hand.
We stuff the regular dolls and animals with polyfill, which is clean and hypoallergenic, and stays springy for a long time even if washed in hot water. It is naturally fire-retardant, so it doesn't need to be treated with chemicals to comply with toy safety law. Custom toys made in our Brooklyn workshop can be stuffed with either wool or polyfill.
We work with an organic-certified, fair labor factory in Noida, India for our regular line. We got to spend some time with the factory owner this summer, and we were really impressed by his commitment to quality work and fair treatment of the factory workers. Monograms, limited editions, all our kids' clothes, and most doll clothes are made in Brooklyn.