Ella Toad likes to play kickball, so she wears special red booties to shield her webbed feet from the impact. Then, when she gets hungry for waterlily bulbs, she hangs her booties from a shrub and paddles into the pond barefoot.
Ella is made of green organic cotton jersey. She is stuffed with washable polyfill - she says it gives her just the right amount of buoyancy when she swims. Her eyes, hands, and feet are hand-stitched with cotton embroidery thread. She is 14" tall if you count eyeballs. If Ella gets dirty, she and her clothes can be hand-washed and air dried.
About Hazel Village:
"I started Hazel Village in 2010, making the toys I would have wanted as a child. I got overwhelmed by the demand, and soon my college roommate Emma agreed to help me grow the business. Now we both have kids, we have a store, and we have sent so many animals far and wide!
It’s important to us to run the business in a way we would want our kids to see. So we partner with social enterprises around the world to make our products. These organizations have missions to empower artisans with job skills, dignified work, and fair wages. It definitely costs a bit more to make toys this way, but we believe it’s worth it. We find that when workerscare about their craft, it shows in their beautiful work."