When the weather is warm, Ada loves to go wading in the stream. She admires the way the water looks as it flows over rocks in the shallow part, and the mysteries of the murky depths where she might see a turtle. When her legs get too cold, she sits on the stream bank and makes little braided contraptions from wild grasses.
Ada is made of organic cotton jersey, and stuffed with washable poly fill. She is 14 inches tall, the same size as all the other Hazel Village dolls and animals, so she can share clothes with them. Ada's face and toes are hand embroidered with cotton thread. Her pigtails are made of black organic cotton fleece fabric, and they are fun to braid and tie with ribbons.
Ada comes wearing a pink linen dress. She can share and trade clothes with the other Hazel Village friends, because they are all the same size. She also comes with organic cotton underwear.
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.