Celia likes to spend time in her tree house, where she has a beautiful tea set and soft cushions for her friends to sit upon. Sometimes the birds of the forest fly through the window, and she gives them tea and biscuit crumbs.
Celia is made of organic cotton jersey. Her long braids are tied with cotton twill ribbons, but they're not stitched closed so you can untie them and play with her hair. Celia's face and toes are hand stitched with cotton thread. She's stuffed with polyfill, so she can be hand washed and air dried as needed. She's 14" tall, sized to share clothes with all the other Hazel Village friends.
HOW CAN I WASH THE DOLLS?
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.