Nicholas likes to be prepared. For instance, what if he is up in the Far Meadow, and he finds a good harvest of acorns but he has no wagon to carry them? That is why his wagon is always bumping along behind him. He says it's worth the extra effort. Plus it is shiny.
Nicholas is made from tan organic cotton fleece. His ears are lined with natural cotton muslin. His face is hand-stitched with cotton thread. If he gets grimy you can hand-wash him and he will air dry.
Nicholas's romper is made from soft organic Pima cotton in lovely ivory and red stripes, which show off an animal’s robust pear-shaped physique. Velcro closure at the back neck, and overlapping tail area for an animal’s tail to stick out.
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."