This listing is for a completely handmade, 100% organic, one of a kind yellow duckie baby lovey. I start with USA grown soft organic cotton Sherpa and fleece, prep the fabric by hand, dye the fabric by hand using eco-friendly and kid-safe dyes, then I sew, embroider and stuff the toy all by hand. Like all my products, I make my organic toys to heirloom standards using the same super strong and high-quality thread contracted for by the U.S. military. Having dealt with inferior-made toys before, I double-stitch each seam for even more durability and longevity. This lovey is made to last! My organic security blankets are stuffed with organic USA-grown cotton, making them completely machine washable, easy to care for, and free of “chemical” smells that sometime accompany other types of filling. Everything about this toy that comes into contact with your child is 100% safe, GOTS certified organic cotton, from the fabric to the embroidery thread to the product label tag.
The lovey pictured is the lovey you will receive. It has a super plush organic Sherpa blanket colorfully dyed a bright yellow with an orange beak. It’s hand-embroidered head is made from a soft organic cotton fleece. The blanket is approximately 11” on a side and the head is approximately 4” wide, 4” tall and was sewn on an antique wrought-aluminum sewing machine. I am the third generation in my family to use this sewing machine to help provide for my family. It has been made in a smoke-free home and would make a wonderful and thoughtful baby shower, birthday or other special occasion gift.
In addition to using only the highest quality threads and material available, my loveys are made to heirloom standard with each seam double stitched for extra strength and long life. My dyes are eco-friendly fiber reactive dyes, which use very little water, have minimal environmental impact compared to other dyes, and are considered the most kid safe of all the different types of dyes. Once set, fiber reactive dyes will not bleed and form a very strong molecular bond with the fabric itself, essentially becoming part of the fabric. Even with the amount of chewing and sucking that a favorite lovey receives, your baby will not ingest these chemicals.
Chemical, Fragrance and Allergy Sensitivities:
I respect that many of my customers are seeking organic toys because of their or their baby’s chemical sensitivities. The dyes I use form such a tight bond with the fabric with such little excess dye that remains, that many people with chemical sensitivities to dyes can tolerate fiber reactive dyes. My fabrics are sourced from a small family owned company that specialize in organic and minimally-processed fabrics, so they have not been stored next to chemically-saturated synthetic fabrics in a giant factory. Once I get the fabric it is washed a total of four times to ensure you will not experience any shrinkage or dye bleed. The final wash is a plain, hot water wash with no additives to flush out any remaining chemicals. This lovey starts out soft, but will become even softer the more you wash it because I do not add any fabric softeners after dying. This allows you to start with a thoroughly clean toy and only use the brands of softeners you know your family can best tolerate.
I make all my products in my home, which is smoke free. While my work areas are in parts of the house not accessed by pets, we do share our home with two rescued dogs and two rescued cats. If you have any concerns or questions, please feel free to contact me.
All of my products are machine washable. Wash in cold water on gentle with lightweight fabrics and tumble dry low. If you wish to wash your lovey in hot water, wash it in an old pillowcase for the first wash. In my testing, the dyed fabric never bled even when washed in hot, but the organic embroidery thread used for the face did produce a small amount of contact staining in hot water.
Packaging and Shipping:
I care about the environment and am proud to use 100% eco-friendly packaging to ship my products. All of my packaging is produced in the USA and made with 100% recycled and/or fully biodegradable and compostable materials. Loveys will be shipped via USPS Priority unless otherwise requested.
Wholesale pricing is available on orders of 10 or more organic baby loveys, for fundraisers, retail boutiques, or if you’ve been blessed with lots of grandbabies! Please contact me for more information.