Products made by hand offer a quality, skill and craftsmanship that is absent in the world of large-scale manufacturing. Purchasing the handmade work of skilled artisans helps to grow and nourish the families and communities where these products are loving created, and ensures our ties to the local and human sources of our goods is never lost.
We are big supporters of handmade products for natural parenting. We love the beauty and imperfections of humans and their handmade goods over the rigid lines of machine-made goods. Handmade products often vary, and we like that variety and unpredictability.
We also support the place of artisans in their communities. We have followed closely the work of the Handmade Toy Alliance over the past two years as they have supported their members’ efforts to keep handmade children’s products legal and sustainable under U.S. law.
While a doll might be an iconic handmade product, we carry many other handmade products. We have handmade bath and body care from Lalabee Bathworks, aromatic play clay from Mama K’s, handmade board games, and more products for the whole family.
Handmade Rabbit from Recycled Wool
No two stuffed animals from Cate & Levi are alike. Every animal is made in their Toronto studio from reclaimed wool sweaters sourced as close as possible to home, so the colors and patterns vary.