Thursday 15 October 2009

The Organic Space Cadets have landed....

Boys have it rough, girls get all the cute stuff. Just walk into any kids store and the amount of cool things for girls completely out weighs the boys goods. And being a mom of a little boy, I know boys need someone to cuddle as much as a girl (in fact, I suspect that boys are actually more cuddly that girls). So, the last couple of months I have been beavering away on this project, making proto types, re-making proto types, sizing and re-sizing until I was finally happy with the results.

Once I was happy they went off to the testers, a special thank you to Jackie and Kim for all their help. Each pack comes with the doll pieces and easy to follow instructions. Just pin, sew, cut and stuff - simple! I don't include the stuffing - Why not? you ask. Well, I have yet to find a supplier of organic stuffing who sell it at a reasonable price for to me include it, it would bump up the costs considerably if I included at the moment. The other thing is, many people buy organic softies because of the child's allergies and although organic stuffing is usually better some people still suffer with natural stuffing such as wool. I have included some links at the bottom of the post for stuffing suppliers.
Unlike many printed dolls on the market, these little guys have printed backs too, they look cool which ever way you look at them.
They have, or course been tested for size and cuddle-ability and passed with flying colours. The finished doll stands approximately 16" high.
The fabric used is certified organic cotton by Global Organic Textile Standards (GOTS). The fabric is printed with water based pigments rather that reactive or acid dyes, making the process more eco friendly. The fixing process requires only heat so the fabric needs no water at all and very few chemicals. The doll pieces are washed to remove any trace of chemicals before they are packed.
They are available in my Etsy shop or on my new website, remember to tell me which colour you want and if you buy before the end of the month and put FREE DOLL SHIPPING* in the message to seller box I will gladly refund the shipping for you.

I am more than happy to have wholesale orders, drop me a line for wholesale information and costs.

Suppliers of organic stuffing on Etsy

In Japan? Yuzawaya stock it as do Tomato

*This only applies to doll kits and sewing patterns.

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