Owen loves to go to his secret tree house and practice his dance moves. He says he's such a nimble dancer because he has a low center of gravity. But the other animals, who have similarly low centers of gravity, say he just has a lot of energy.
He is made of organic cotton fleece, with white fleece on his nose and tail. He measures about 15 inches, ear to toe. He is stuffed with washable fiberfill. His eyes, nose, and whiskers are hand embroidered with cotton thread. If and when he gets scuffed or grimy, he can be hand-washed and he will air dry.
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."